I'm not as funny as Tina Fey, but I make up for it in erudition.
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There was a brutal shooting at a gay club in Tel Aviv, with two dead. The gay community blames Shas, the Sephardic/Mizrachi ultra-Orthodox party, for inciting violence against their community.
The police are recommending that Israeli FM Avigdor Lieberman be indicted on graft charges. Hey, whatever gets him out of office.
Likud MK Yisrael Katz, Israel's Transportation Minister, calls the Fatah draft platform currently up for a vote a "declaration of war" against Israel. I'm not convinced it's a "declaration", since it doesn't seem to change much Fatah policy. The draft endorses two states and encourages civil disobedience, but also sanctions violence, rejects Israel as a Jewish state, and demands a right of return for Palestinian refugees. It also contemplates increased links with Iran, unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state on '67 borders, or even a binational state should talks fail.
Politicians won't stop lying until lying becomes a liability.
Ann Friedman on the gendered implications of the "beer summit".
Red-heads feel the pain.
Gregory Gordon pushes an African Marshall Plan for the Congo.
Pat Boone only opposes metaphorical waterboarding.
The Australian TULIP event I mentioned earlier appears to have been a rousing success.
Frank Rich identifies the source of much of the Gates-gate flap as anxiety over America's upcoming majority-minority status. Post-racial, we're not.
Iran is putting 100 protesters on trial. It appears that they may have coerced false confessions out of them.
Finally, funny science abstracts!