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Iran Talks Get An Extension, Ctd

Aaron David Miller and Jason Brodsky are skeptical that the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, which were just extended, will ever bear fruit, given the toxic domestic politics in both Tehran and Washington. “But,” they add, “there may well be something even more fundamental at work: a strategic disconnect”: We can’t end Iran’s nuclear capacity, […]

What To Make Of Ferguson? Ctd

Picture says so much: confusion, despair, anger in #Ferguson. (Photo: @Reuters) — Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) November 25, 2014 “It looks like a demon, that’s how angry he looked.” Read the #FergusonDecision:...Show More Summary

Suing For An Affirmative End To Affirmative Action

The anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions is suing Harvard and UNC Chapel Hill, claiming that their admissions policies discriminate against Asian students: The lawsuit filed against Harvard cites an Asian-American...Show More Summary

Bibi Opts For Vengeance Over Justice

In response to the recent spate of “lone wolf” terror attacks in Jerusalem, Israel revived its controversial practice of demolishing the homes of the perpetrators last week: Israel on Wednesday blew up the house of Abdelrahman al-Shaludi, a 21-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem who rammed his car into Israeli pedestrians in October, killing 3-month-old Chaya […]

The Dish Mug Is Here! Ctd

A reminder from our announcement post: This navy-colored coffee mug is very high quality, holds a generous 15oz, and, during our caffeine-addled test phase, it proved very durable. So the sturdy mug should last a long time in any Dishhead’s kitchen or office (and yes, it’s microwave and dishwasher safe – we tested that too). […]

It’s Hard To Indict A Cop

Amanda Taub explains why – and advocates for making it easier: Paul Cassell, on the other hand, defends the grand jury process and criticizes some Michael Brown supporters: Did the grand jury get it right — that is, was there insufficient evidence to indict? A fair answer to that question can only come from reading […]

Obama’s “Tyranny” Scores Well In Key Demos

New polls indicate that the executive action on immigration reform Obama announced last week enjoys widespread backing from Latinos and millennials: Almost 90% of Latino voters say they “support” or “strongly support” Obama’s executive...Show More Summary

The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #232

A reader scans the photo: I have no idea where this week’s VFYW is taken and I am so glad I don’t live there. Another heads down the yellow brick road: I was lost on this one until I started watching The Wizard of Oz last night. It’s obviously “The Amethyst City” – the Emerald […]

Will Michael Brown’s Death Be A Turning Point?

After seeing the evidence, John McWhorter is skeptical: [A]s someone who has written in ardent sympathy with the Ferguson protests, I find this hard to write, but I have decided that it would be dishonest of me to hold back. As I have written endlessly, America will never get past race without a profound change […]

The Damage Control Is Done

#UVA shuts down Greek life activities amid sexual assault scandal. @JuliannaGoldman reports — CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 24, 2014 In a deeply reported, deeply disturbing...Show More Summary

What To Make Of Ferguson?

I was on break when the killing of Michael Brown – and the subsequent uproar – took place. And so I’m both unqualified and qualified to offer my two cents on the case. I’m unqualified because I didn’t go through the collective experience of others as this unfolded; I’m qualified because perhaps for the same […]

Finding The System Guilty

Freddie declares “this outcome, and so many like it, are the result of a system functioning the way it is intended to function. Racism is baked right into the foundation”: Every one of those grand jurors might have hearts of purest gold. The outcome was predetermined precisely because the outcome did not rely on the […]

The Legal Options Left In Ferguson

Rashad Robinson wants the DOJ to charge Wilson: Now, justice for Brown lies in the hands of president Barack Obama and US attorney general Eric Holder. The Department of Justice is investigating the death and has the power and responsibility to arrest and prosecute officer Wilson under federal criminal charges. It’s up to our national […]

Darren Wilson’s Side Of The Story

From a writeup of last night’s grand jury decision: Wilson testified that Brown punched him in the head after the door-slam, causing him to fear for his life. The teen took off after the first two shots but then stopped, the officer said. “His right (hand) goes under his shirt in his waistband and he […]

Illiberalism In The Art World

Art critic Jerry Saltz worries that “the decency police” have taken over his field. He ponders why “there’s enormous controversy going on around anyone deemed not to have one’s sexual and racial political papers totally in order, using the ‘proper’ words and designations”: When I wrote that I didn’t like phenom Oscar Murillo’s gallery-filling David […]

It’s Not Easy Seeing Green, Ctd

A reader saw a missed opportunity: “We tend to focus far too much on outward symbols (like Prius driving) in judging whether people are energy conscious.” How could you post that quote from Chris Mooney without referencing the Prius scene from South Park? Seen above. Another reader: There are differences between being energy conscious, conserving […]

Obamacare’s Auto-Renewal Mess, Ctd

A reader sighs: What is wrong with this administration when it comes to their healthcare overhaul? They cannot be this dumb: Under current rules, consumers who do not take action during the open enrollment window are re-enrolled in the same plan they were in the previous year, even if that plan experienced significant premium increases. […]

The Ferguson Decision: Tweet Reax

Michael Brown's mother. — Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) November 25, 2014 Bob McCullough: No charges will be brought against Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown. — (@Colorlines) November 25, 2014 Grand jury deliberated for more than two days, Prosecutor McCulloch said. Show More Summary

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