Any list of “top” events must necessarily be subjective, a reflection of the writer’s priorities and the information filters used. Looking back over 2012 in the English and French media a number of important news stories emerge, from the popular
You appeared on my dog’s blanket A singular curiosity in the existence of a house pet that has never met a late season grasshopper; Short movements and your eyes tell me you live. And yet, consciousness ebbs and There is
My young friend (and nephew) Florian Pellet recently posted a 1997 article from the Cato Institute (Boaz, David. Creating a Framework for Utopia, Vol. 31, No. 6, November/December 1997) as an interrogation on what it means to be a libertarian.
A high school friend who has devoted his life to “seeking God in his creation” and to community service recently sent an excerpt from the book The Culture-Wise Family: Upholding Christian Values in a Mass Media World. I took the
This post was originally written and shared with an old friend, Bud Oakey (see Thoughts from Bud ). As I write, the run-off candidates, Nicolas Sarkozy (who received 27.18% of first round votes) and François Hollande (28.63%) are maneuvering for
Gulam is a deeply conservative young man posting to the Truthdig website. I know nothing about him except that he is articulate and defends the thesis that America and Europe are cultural imperialists exporting decadent values in the name of
It is impossible to live in this part of the world without at some point confronting a polarizing choice regarding one’s sympathy for the peoples of Palestine. An article in today’s Jerusalem Post, www.jpost.com, brings these questions back into focus.
The independent news organization, The Media Line (www.themedialine.org) published a story this morning about a series of natural gas discoveries off the Israeli, Syrian and Lebanese coast in the Eastern Mediterranean. One might think “Wow!” and “Praise Allah! this geographic
The following is a full-text reproduction of an op-ed opinion by Robert L Borosage, published in the www.huffingtonpost.com. For the original, go to A Debate Worthy of a Great Nation in Trouble. Lipstick on pigs, sex ed for pre-K, earmarks
This morning’s readings brought Colbert King’s OpEd column in the Washington Post, “Jesse Jackson’s Unkindest Cut“, (July 12, 2008, A14) to my attention. As a born and bred WASP refugee of the New Orleans battle front (see below), I desperately