Category Archives: politics

And believe it or not, I’m still here

Cairo, argh. The argh: So there were clashes in my neighborhood over the long weekend in which one person was shot and killed. Lucky for me, I was actually in Sinai at the time finishing my Advanced Open Water scuba … Continue reading

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Anti-coup march, Behooth St.

I happened upon an anti-coup march down Behooth St. in Dokki, Cairo this afternoon.  Here’s a short clip.

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Tony Karon gets it completely right yet again.

This is the best analysis of the current situation in Gaza that I’ve read yet. Just about everything in the mainstream press is blather.

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Governor-General

In this thread, I asked why the Canadian Governor-General, Michaëlle Jean, decided to grant Stephen Harper’s egregious request for the prorogation of parliament. I mean, she could have said no. Spaz responded to my question, saying: As for why, maybe … Continue reading

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Larry Schmummers

From this article in the NYT on Larry Summers: For someone said to be poor at reading others, Mr. Summers has often displayed keen political instincts; after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, he had urged Harvard students to support the … Continue reading

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