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1) Egyptian plagues Last week Zvi Mazel wrote in the Jerusalem Post (h/t Leslie Eastman) In a remarkable and enduring show of unity, non-Islamic opposition parties under the banner of the National Salvation Front are boycotting the regime until their demands – canceling the Islamic...

1) Is there any hope left for Mideast honesty in the New York Times A few people have pointed out that I missed an op-ed by Rashid Khalidi, Is Any Hope Left for Mideast Peace? One paragraph really stuck out. Until 1991 most Palestinians, although...

1) Being a reporter means never having to say you’re sorry The New York Times has reported on the UN report that raised doubts about the death of Omar Masharawi. Isabel Kershner wrote U.N. Ties Gaza Baby’s Death to Palestinians: Paul Danahar, the BBC Middle...

You will like this. Netanyahu to ‘New York Times’: Take a hike (h/t @allahpundit): Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is refusing to pen an op-ed piece for The New  York Times, signaling the degree to which he is fed up with the influential  newspaper’s editorial policy on...

As I mentioned yesterday, Ying Ma came back to Cornell last night to present her take on “Chinese state capitalism.” I took notes on the presentation: Basic overview: In the 1990s, China had an acrimonious relationship w. US. Politicians and commentators were constantly complaining about...

One of the perks of being a big time blogger (hah) is that sometimes people send me stuff for free. As in a free copy of Zev Chafets’ biography of Rush Limbaugh, An Army of One. Which now occupies a hallowed place on my bookshelf...

It has been a while since I have agreed with Thomas Friedman, but Mr. Friedman has a good observation on the economic forces which may lead to the collapse of the Iranian regime: Under Ahmadinejad, Iran’s mullahs have gone on a domestic subsidy binge —...

The global warming debate has entered the conspiracy-theory phase with this hysterical article at The Guardian: Revealed: the secret evidence of global warming Bush tried to hide. Contrary to what the global-warming alarmists claim, however, there is scientific dispute over ice measurements. What is not...