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December 2011

Happy New Year

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Here’s a mental health break going into 2012. Thanks again everyone for a great year and we’ll see you soon.

Ron Paul challenges liberals on love of ‘big finance’ and ‘big-ass wars’

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Matt Stoller Matt Stoller, now at the Roosevelt Institute, a former aide to former Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida, poses the question, “Why Ron Paul Challenges Liberals,” at naked capitalism. The piece is getting a ton of attention. Thinking about this piece this morning, I reflected: Ron Paul supporters came to Occupy Wall Street. They […]

Poolside, New Year’s Eve

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A friend who is in Central America for New Year’s sent me the following charming note: So I finally read the article in Harper’s [by Ben Ehrenreich] about Israel’s water war with Palestine today by the pool and was a bit distressed by it.  Not long after a guy from Chicago started talking to a […]

Israel’s mythological borders: an interview with Rachel Havrelock

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Filmmaker David Zlutnick interviews professor Rachel Havrelock on her latest book River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line, and the differences between biblical geographic borders and the contemporary borders defined by state of Israel.

More responses to Ron Paul’s surge

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The left is highly suspicious of Ron Paul. But Robert Scheer says his antiwar message is being marginalized and Hadar says antiwar effort requires cross-ideological coalition

You don’t write, you don’t call (Ron Kampeas version)

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Ron Kampeas The other day Ron Kampeas of the JTA and I did posts on the Economist article saying that the Jewishness of the neocons was an essential factor to be considered in any analysis of why the U.S. invaded Iraq. I sent Kampeas this note on Facebook (edited here to be less telegraphic). I […]