Thursday, December 27, 2007

62% of Israeli Arabs Choose Israel Over Palestinian State

Considering what shining examples of good governance Hamas and the PLO have been, perhaps this number should be higher.

About that housing crisis...

[D]on't declining prices make housing more... what's the word? ... affordable?

Richardson: We Must Force Musharraf Out Of Power

At one point, I considered Bill Richardson the most prepared Democrat for the Presidency, based on his extensive experience in foreign relations, Congress, and the executive branch. That experience doesn't do much good without common sense, and Richardson keeps proving his lack of it. Today, in response to the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, he made us all thankful that he doesn't already occupy the White House:

Democratic New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, called on President Bush to force Musharraf to step down. Until then, Richardson said the U.S. must suspend military aid to the Pakistani government.
"A leader has died, but democracy must live. The United States government cannot stand by and allow Pakistan's return to democracy to be derailed or delayed by violence," Richardson said.

The stupidity of this statement cascades through several levels.

Inflation fuels anger toward Ahmadinejad.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A sharp rise in inflation has provoked fierce criticism of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad—not only from his reformist opponents, but also from senior conservatives who helped bring him to power but now say he is mismanaging the economy.

The Case of Samuel Golubchuk: The Government's Right to Kill the Terminally Ill

In 2006, the Terry Schiavo case attracted national attention in the United States, with a conflict between a woman's parents (who wanted to care for their daughter and keep her alive) and the woman's ex-husband (who wanted her feeding tubes removes so that she would die of dehydration, and who said that he was acting according to her wishes). Right now in Canada, a similar case is playing out, with one crucial difference: all of the man's family wants him to live, while his doctors want him terminated.

White Guys Have No Rights. And They’d Better Shut Up If Think They Have

This semester my employer required me to take a training course on sexual and other illegal workplace harassment. USD didn’t adopt this policy by choice; California law requires it. Alas, the course, turned out to be an annoying piece of propaganda. Here’s what I (and untold thousands of other Californians) "learned"

An Unbearable Lightness of Brains

I remember when I was a child, I thought it was crazy to set corporate fuel efficiency goals. How can the car company control which of its vehicles the public wants to buy? What if the public doesn't want any 35mpg cars?

Bhutto killed

A sad act of desperation by the forces of darkness.