Human Rights Watch Expose: Less Than Meets The Eye?

The latest issue of The New Republic features a long piece purporting to expose the alleged anti-Israel bias of the leading NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW). Not altogether surprising, you might say. Hardline supporters of Israel have been gunning for… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Urge to Stay

Yes, We Could… Get Out! Why We Won’t Leave Afghanistan or Iraq By Tom Engelhardt Reprinted with permission of Yes, we could.  No kidding.  We really could withdraw our massive armies, now close to 200,000 troops combined, from Afghanistan and Iraq (and that’s… Continue Reading  

From Jerusalem, an open letter to Elie Wiesel

The Sheikh Jarrah activists–a group of Israelis who advocate for the rights of Palestinians in the  Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem–have issued their own appeal in response to Elie Wiesel’s full-page ad which ran in the Washington Post last… Continue Reading  

Life After Fifty? Listen Up Ladies!

By Bill Fisher Reviews “In The Fullness of Time: 32 Women on Life After Fifty.” Edited by Emily W. Upham and Linda Gravenson. ATRIA paperback. I have to admit, this is not my usual book. Generally I’m more comfortable with… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: William Astore, The Business of America Is Kleptocracy

American Kleptocracy How Fears of Socialism and Fascism Hide Naked Theft Reprinted with permission of By William J. Astore Kleptocracy — now, there’s a word I was taught to associate with corrupt and exploitative governments that steal ruthlessly and relentlessly from… Continue Reading