Today’s links to interesting news and analysis. If you find this useful, please pass it to a friend or colleague.
- Everyone but us smells the stench of hypocrisy in US foreign policy: “U.S. demands civilian trials — except in the U.S.“, Glenn Greenwald, Salon, 26 May 2010
- Star chambers come to America; the Founders spin in their graves (fortunately we’ve been raised too stupid to realize this): “Pure Kafka“, Glenn Greenwald, Salon, 29 May 2010
- Recommended: “Obama the far-left radical“, Tom Tomorrow, Salon, 8 June 2010 — “Is there no end to his far-left radical agenda?”
- Recommended: “Cassandra Redeemed“, Catherine Rampell, blog of the New York Times, 9 June 2010
- “The left’s strange hostility to Hirsi Ali“, Mark Steyn, Maclean’s, 10 June 2010 — “Nicholas Kristof is just the latest great thinker to talk himself into a rosy view of Islam”
- Results from the test village of Marja are poor: “Residents of this onetime Taliban sanctuary see signs that the insurgents have regained momentum in recent weeks, despite early claims of success by U.S. Marines.”, Washington Post, 10 June 2010
- “Beyond Iran Sanctions, Plans B, C, D and …“, David E. Sanger, New York Times, 10 June 2010
- “Pipeline politics redux“, Steve LeVine, Foreign Policy, 10 June 2010
- An update on solar cycle 24: “Solar Cycle Progression“, National Weather Service’s Space Weather Prediction Center — April and May broke the rising trend, but not unusually so.
Today’s evil feature articles
Sexism incarnate. Hiss as you read these. The battle against this evil never ends!
- “The End of Women“, Hanna Rosin, The Atlantic, July/August 2010 — “But what if equality isn’t the end point? What if modern, postindustrial society is simply better suited to men?”
- “Are Mothers Necessary?“, Pamela Paul, The Atlantic, July/August 2010 — “A maternal contribution may not be as essential as we think.”
- “Our Houses, Our Selves“, Sandra Tsing Loh, The Atlantic, July/August 2010 — “A new crop of books suggests that for men, obsession with real estate is replacing obsession with love and marriage.”
- “Resolved: Boys Are Better than Girls“, The Atlantic, 7 June 2010 — “In this family feud, Hanna Rosin and her daughter, Noa, debate the superiority of men with Rosin’s son, Jacob, and husband, Slate editor David Plotz.”
- “He’s the Man“, James Bennet, The Atlantic, July/August 2010 –“The ascent of men may portend steadier, more responsible leadership. But women will have to react to the new competition with something more than an understandable anxiety.”
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