I’ve Touched A Raw Spot Among My Jewish Readers, And That’s Exactly What I Intended To Do | The New Republic

Israel's Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi It happened when I wrote about Rabbi Ovadia Yosef as a paradigmatic instance of moral and intellectual backwardness in the ultra-ultra-orthodox communities of Israel. On the day that I wrote I'd noted a headline and article in the Jerusalem Post: "'Sinner' singer given 39 lashed by rabbis." I have no idea... Continue Reading →

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CNN interviews Iraq soldiers: none want a Republican to win the election

  By Gary Cohen - March 15, 2008, 7:12PM I just saw a special report on CNN.  The reporter was asking Iraqi soldiers  who they would like to see win our presidential election.   Some said Hillary, others said Obama, others just said "Democrat, whoever, Democrat".  When asked why, they said they're fighting "a Republican... Continue Reading →

PICTURES: Virgin Galactic unveils Dyna-Soar style SpaceShipTwo design and twin-fuselage White Knight

  PICTURES: Virgin Galactic unveils Dyna-Soar style SpaceShipTwo design and twin-fuselage White Knight II configuration By Rob Coppinger Virgin Galactic has unveiled a SpaceShipTwo (SS2) design, created by Scaled Composites, that harks back to the NASA/USAF Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar glider of the 1960s, while Scaled's carrier aircraft, White Knight II (WK2) has been given a... Continue Reading →

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