Thursday, July 02, 2009

Holiday Round-Up

We're closing in on the Fourth Third of July -- a celebrated holiday in Chicago. Roundups for everyone!


Russian sportsmen are hunting the most dangerous game of all: Pirates!

An Indian court has decriminalized sodomy. Supporters lauded the reversal of a law enacted by British colonial authorities. Opponents blasted the decision as importing Western norms. See also Ruth Robson.

The military has historically been one of the strongest supporters of affirmative action. But one professor at the Naval Academy is alleging it is lowering the standards at Annapolis.

Alan Dershowitz, one of the many Jews falsely alleged to possess an inability to countenance criticism of Israel, shoots down the idea that Obama has turned against Israel.

A Palestinian teenager was killed in Gaza, either by an Israeli tank shell or a Palestinian mortar (depending, obviously, on whose account you believe).

Anti-German Translation has a good post up on Naomi Klein, and I'm not just saying that because it links to mine.

Sigh...bloggin' just ain't what it used to be.

Gershom Gorenberg on why a one-state solution remains a lousy idea.


Jill and I are going to the Harry Potter exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, and then having folks over for Chili on Saturday. If I don't write tomorrow, have a great weekend and a happy Third (and Fourth)!

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