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A Sickening in the Gulf Stream

Sickening? Yes, this oil, this poison brings a sickness of the senses, of sight and touch and smell ... it poisons air and water, killing all it contacts, but it also brings a sickness of the soul, of the heart which many will not survive.

Get Used to Blackened Seafood, BP’s Spew May Continue For Years

The Guardian reports that according to figures provided by BP 'Weasel in Chief' Tony Hayward, the Macondo field reservoir now emptying into the Gulf of Mexico contains enough oil to continue spewing at the current rate for more than two years.

A Gusher of Light Sweet Terror

"Trees cause more pollution than automobiles," declared Reagan; then, in a classic example of leading from the front, he had the solar panels removed from his roof. It was a clear statement that would set the tone for future energy policy and place control of the game in the hands of the energy moguls.

The Freedom Flotilla Broke Through the Israeli Siege on Gaza via...

Egypt has kept the Rafah crossing border point with the Gaza Strip opened for a fifth consecutive day "We sailed to Gaza,...

Psychology of terrorism and the Israeli blockade of Gaza

"Normal people can be terrorists, we are ourselves capable of terrorist acts under some circumstances" What sort of mental image comes to mind when you...

“Free Gaza” Flotilla, Thank You for a Mission Well Done

Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla carrying aid and hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists to the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Judaism, a self serving monotheism

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it, a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak, a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser, a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

Dirty Harry in Baghdad

When it comes to America, most people from various parts of the world agree on two things, they all like the American films, and they all dislike the American foreign policy. At least that holds as true in the Arab world and the whole Middle East with an exception of a small and a new state in the region namely, Israel.

What’s Behind The Yellow Ribbon In Ohio? Ask Ohio’s Attorney General

The Roanoke Times piece centered on $67500 in political donations to Republican office holders and seekers given during 2009 by USNVA "director" "LtCmdr" Bobby Thompson. The money appears to me to have been donated to Virginia pols including the State's Attorney General with the possible intent to influence legislation favorable to USNVA being allowed to raise funds in Va. without formal registration. In fairness I must say that $1000 dollars of that money went to the Democrat who introduced the legislation in question.

The exodus from Egyptology

The end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T.S Elliot, little Gidding I always liked...

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web

Among today's picks, Reining in the Gods of the Fed, Did Obama Win the Iraq War?, Taxing Wall Street Down to Size, The crime of not "Looking Backward," Tomgram: William Astore, Going Rogue in Combat Boots, Alaska Sen. Murkowski's attempt to curb EPA draws criticism, George Will Displays Core GOP Value: Cheap, Disposable Labor # In eastern Afghan province, preview of upcoming surge strategy

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web

Haiti dominates the news and our picks today as the struggle continues to provide emergency services, and basic necessities to a population growing increasingly...

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web

Counterfeit Conservatives Haiti's "pact with the devil" myth The COIN Myth: Searching for Human Intelligence Marines to aid Haitian earthquake relief. But who's in command? Alan Grayson Introduces...