Cross posted at the blog,This Ongoing War, edited by Arnold and Frimet Roth.
Trust us on this: being the parents of a child who was murdered changes the way you look at things.
Others might glance at a report quoting this political figure or that official, but that lens of bereavement and the immense frustration and anger that accompanies it tends to make you look a little more deeply than others do.
The secretary-general of the Arab League probably makes headlines whenever he issues a public pronouncement. Without wanting to be unkind, we don’t really care that much what he says or thinks under normal circumstances, and the feeling is probably mutual. Naturally, we respect and defend his right to speak in the name of the people who appointed him, but Nabeel Elaraby‘s views are background noise so far as we’re concerned.
For the record, he’s a…
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Obamacare has been showing signs of being so unenforceable, so expensive, and so utterly stupid that Obama’s administration has had to engage in all manner of patently illegal waivers and delays to maintain theirs lies about it.
In the words of the late Chinese Communist dictator, Mao Zedong, Obamacare has been “a great leap forward” to reform healthcare in America. In China, the Great Leap killed an estimated forty million people between 1958 and 1961. There is no way of knowing how many Obamacare would kill when (and if) it is fully implemented.
Presidents are not allowed to decide what part of what laws—or any laws—they do not want to enforce. Michael W. McConnell, a professor of law and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School and a senior fellow at the Hoover Foundation, recently noted that “Article II, Section 3, of…
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To my mind this story demonstrates just how greedy and deluded Stuart Hall is.
Personally, I hope the ladies take him for every penny he’s got.
Stuart Hall is desperately scrambling to save his fortune by trying to pay off victims of his sexual abuse with ‘paltry’ out-of-court settlements.
The multi-millionaire broadcaster, 83, signed over the deeds of his £2million house to his wife just before he was jailed for 15 months for assaulting 13 girls.
Now the convicted paedophile, who targeted children as young as nine, has dealt his victims a new blow by offering them as little as £2,000 to prevent them claiming compensation.
Whether or not that means that BBC audiences will be seeing any less of him in the future remains to be seen, but it is doubtful that Atwan’s comparatively mild (for him) parting rant will be a factor in that decision.
” “I have received death threats from Arab and Western and Israeli police states, and waged a fierce battle against supporters of the Zionist lobby in Europe and the US, before the US prevented me from visiting it. They all have tried and continue to try to defame me and silence my voice,” Atwan wrote in his op-ed Wednesday.”
After all, until now the BBC has had no qualms whatsoever about making extensive use of Atwan’s “voice”, despite his obvious extremism.
“In March 2008, Atwan was quoted…
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