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The Heavy Cost Of Iranian Sanctions

Extends to the US: A new study published this week by the National Iranian American Council argues that the various trade sanctions the United States has maintained on Iran for more than a decade actually hurts the American economy. The NIAC, a U.S.-based organization that pushes for a peaceful resolution of differences between Washington and […]

Separate Rules For Sexual Assault

Kat Stoeffel explains why colleges have such a poor track record when it comes to handling rape cases: Title IX requires administrators to exercise their power to remove sexual offenders from the environment – temporarily, permanently, until the accuser graduates — even if the accused wouldn’t be found guilty in a criminal court. That’s explicit: […]

Kurdistan, Then And Now

Mass City, New Project under Construction On #Erbil – #Massif Road Bashuri / Southern #Kurdistan— #FreeKurdistan. (@Kurdistan_612) July 11, 2014 Comparing the Iraqi Kurdistan of today with what she saw when she last visited in 2002, Robin Wright views the Kurdish push for independence as the culmination of a longstanding effort: [E]ven in 2002 […]

92 Percent? 99 Percent?

Josh Barro has a useful piece drilling down on quite how effective Truvada is in preventing HIV-infection. It’s a dense statistical article and worth reading in full. The basic gist is that while a big study found zero HIV infections among those taking Truvada as prescribed, the sample size is too small to declare it […]

Russia Isn’t Winning Any Popularity Contests

It’s losing support around the globe: In the United States, unfavorable views of Russia had jumped by 29 points in just one year. Similarly, in Europe, they climbed 20 points. Latin America, Asia and Africa had also seen their opinions of Russia grow more guarded, albeit by a far smaller margin. In sum: more than […]

The Other Jihadist Menace

On top of the fact that most of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April are still missing, Erica Schwiegershausen reminds everyone that the Islamist militants are also still terrorizing northern Nigeria: [V]iolence by the Boko Haram has continued to escalate: Human Rights Watch reported yesterday that the terrorist group has been responsible for […]

Whence This Shrinking Labor Force?

One of the mysteries of the recovery that feels like a recession is that since 2012, more Americans have been dropping out of the workforce than demographic and cyclical trends can account for. Zachary Goldfarb peruses a new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers that seeks to explain why: The first theory […]

Borderline Politics On The Right

Contra Conn Carroll, Ross argues that Republicans in Congress need to do something about the border crisis: It would be one thing if the G.O.P. genuinely didn’t think anything should be done about the current crisis: Then they could stand by their inaction on principle and blast the president for making extralegal moves. But the […]

Who Is Putting Gazan Lives At Risk?

Philip Klein flags an UNRWA statement about rockets its relief workers found stored in a vacant Gaza school, offering it as proof of Hamas’s disregard for the lives of Gazans: UNRWA said it had taken steps to have the weapons removed. As I noted on Wednesday, the fact that Palestinian terrorists store and fire rockets […]

How Reagan Handled A Situation Like This

Andrew Rudalevige draws parallels between the MH17 tragedy and the USSR shooting down a Korean Airlines plane in 1983. Reagan’s reaction to it: Reagan demanded an apology to the world and continued a number of sanctions — but he decided not to end grain sales to the USSR or to suspend arms control talks. George […]

For All You Grammar Nerds Out There

Conjunction junction just got an update: Hey we need some kind of relief, don’t we?

What Putin And Netanyahu Have In Common

Both have been riding nationalist waves of xenophobia – and have done their best to inflame it some more; both believe that military force is the first resort when challenged; both have contempt for the United States under its current president; both regard Europeans as pathetic weaklings and moral squishes; both use a pliant mass […]

Culpability And Morality In Gaza

Emily Hauser reflects on these thorny questions: Targeting enemy civilians is a war crime. Let’s not entertain any doubt about that. Hamas and other Palestinian militants have targeted Israeli civilians with rockets for years; the fact that these rockets are crude and their aim poor doesn’t mitigate the simple fact: Targeting civilians is a war […]

No Drama Obama vs High Drama Putin: Meep Meep

And about using BUK by “rebels”. Here’s a control panel. Go on, sort it out. @lennutrajektoor — ?????????????????? (@nahtrezer) July 18, 2014 It’s been a study in contrasts for quite some time. One global leader whips up nationalist sentiment to get sky-high ratings at home; the other glides through another summer of Tea Party […]

And The Beat Goes On

As Netanyahu vows a “significant expansion” of the ground offensive in Gaza, the WaPo’s live blog updates the body count so far: Israeli forces launched a ground operation in Gaza Thursday night. Since then: 28 Palestinians and one Israeli soldier have died. This brings the Palestinian death toll to more than 260, with more than […]

The Lusitania Of The 21st Century?

It was, eerily enough, 99 years ago, and the parallels are a little too close for comfort. A reader writes: When I heard of the plane having been shot down yesterday, I immediately thought of the Lusitania. Now, that was probably mostly because I’m currently working on finishing my dissertation which includes a chapter on […]

What If You Had A Waiting Period For Your Prostate Biopsy?

Marcotte applauds a bill in Congress that would prohibit targeted restrictions on abortion providers: It’s called the Women’s Health Protection Act, and it would end the attacks on abortion clinics through one simple measure: requiring states to regulate abortion providers in exactly the same way they do other clinics and doctors who provide comparable services. […]

Why Undertipping Makes You A Real Jackass, Ctd

More readers chip in: The tipping debate seems to rear its head somewhere online every year or so now, and I’ve never understood what the big fucking deal is. I’m a former server, bartender, and front-of-house manager; I’ve worked at family restaurants and bars in the Midwest and a tourist trap in New York City […]

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