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The BJP is Not India, and Every Indian is Not a Modi-Devotee

Rational people cannot gloss over the arbitrary exercise of authority in Kashmir, nor can they legitimize the lack of accountability in the union territory. Subsequent to the revocation of the (...)
18/02/2020

Buying Elections : The Bloomberg Meme Campaign

Interfering, corrupting and altering the views of electors is apparently frowned upon. But it all depends on who that manipulating source is. The Russians might be condemned for being meddlers of (...)
18/02/2020

Here’s Hoping

In her new book—her 17th solo work—Rebecca Solnit recalls a conversation with an unnamed older man she was “seeing” who said to her, “Baby, you’re driven.” She adds that at that time, when she “threw (...)
18/02/2020

Herakles in the Age of Climate Chaos

On Monday afternoon of February 10, 2020, I went to the Classics department of Pomona College for a lecture on Herakles. Chiara Sulprizio of Vanderbilt University used cartoons and animation to (...)
18/02/2020

The Conscience of a Conservative

Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. (...)
18/02/2020

We’re All in This Together

“We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” —Benjamin Franklin Listen: we don’t have to agree about everything. We don’t even have to agree about most things. We (...)
18/02/2020

Bodies in Freedom : a Barcelona Story

We fucked like there was no tomorrow. In a frenzy. Bodies yielded to pleasure. I got to your place late after being told that J had agreed to run for office. That was a relief and it made my (...)
18/02/2020

Democracy, Dictatorship and Bloomberg

The 2020 presidential race didn’t get decided this week, but the choice before us did: more democracy or less of it. That’s the decision we are facing, and if the Democrats manage to foul this up, (...)
18/02/2020

Among Cruel Children

Among Cruel Children Law’s rule is flourishing only where The body politic’s not bruised to pleasure spite And turn all hope for justice to despair, But blossoms into beauty born of right. O (...)
18/02/2020

Anti-BDS Laws Violate Our Freedom

Americans’ free-speech and other rights are being violated by state laws aimed at stifling the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) Movement against Israel’s illegal rule of Palestinians in the (...)
17/02/2020

NEPA is Our National Defense System

Our nation is under attack. If the attack were coming from the sky, NORAD (the North American Aerospace Defense Command) would detect the threat. That is NORAD’s mission, to anticipate threats to (...)
17/02/2020

How the UN’s Middle East Peace Plan Was Trounced by Its Own Members

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has delivered a dramatic condemnation of the U.S.-drafted Middle East peace plan. No country, except Israel, has approved of the proposals at any public forum. (...)
17/02/2020

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