Archive for January, 2009

The post-partisan era

January 28th, 2009 – 7:53 pm
Tagged as: Politics

What happens when you make concessions to the Republicans so you can have “bipartisan” support for the stimulus bill? This: The stimulus package just passed the House, with the billions in corporate tax cuts, without the money to re-sod the National Mall, without the money for family planning for poor people, and without one Republican […]

A Palestinian father’s anguish

January 17th, 2009 – 10:25 am
Tagged as: Palestine,Terrorism

From the L.A. Times [via Informed Comment] Minutes away from a scheduled phone interview on Israeli TV 10 with newscaster Shlomi Eldar, Aboul Aish called Eldar’s cellphone, screaming and weeping in Arabic and Hebrew. The doctor’s home had been struck by a shell: “Oh God, oh my God, my daughters have been killed. They’ve killed […]

“They are bombing one and a half million people in a cage.”

January 5th, 2009 – 8:48 pm
Tagged as: Palestine

Via Informed Commment: CBS News broadcasts an interview with a Norwegian physician on the scene in Gaza. He says he has seen one military casualty come into the hospital. Of 2500 wounded, 50% are women and children. Doing surgery around the clock. There are injuries you do not want to see– children coming in with […]