FM newswire for June 11, interesting articles about geopolitics

Today’s links to interesting news and analysis. If you find this useful, please pass it to a friend or colleague.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Recommended:  “Obama the far-left radical“, Tom Tomorrow, Salon, 8 June 2010 — “Is there no end to his far-left radical agenda?”
  4. Recommended:  “Cassandra Redeemed“, Catherine Rampell, blog of the New York Times, 9 June 2010
  5. 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”
  6. 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
  7. Beyond Iran Sanctions, Plans B, C, D and …“, David E. Sanger, New York Times, 10 June 2010
  8. Pipeline politics redux“, Steve LeVine, Foreign Policy, 10 June 2010
  9. 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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