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Archive for April, 2009

Democracy First

It will be necessary sooner or later to normalize relations with Israel, so as to have neither permanent conflict nor permanent hate in the region. But before that, we must first protect ourselves against a new Egyptian dictator.

Data Isn’t Free

If you wake up one day to find your favorite sites like YouTube or Facebook blocked, don’t blame your local dictator — at least, not yet. Instead, blame capitalism. Or better yet, blame yourselves!

Not So Cool

“Of course Israel is a racist state. And you’re right, that’s not something we usually say out loud.”

Killing Civilians

America’s responsibility for the killing of innocents in faraway lands hasn’t ended with the coming of the Obama administration.

Financial Crisis = Criminal Fraud?

We are living through the consequences of a deliberate, coordinated, and ultimately criminal fraud involving mortgage lenders, investment banks and rating agencies, all of whom conspired to make huge profits by repackaging worthless loans as safe, secure investements.

Obama in Istanbul

Here is the complete video of President Obama’s question and answer session with Turkish students.