Maureen’s Hypocrisy-Fest

October 18, 2010


Just have to write a word or two about the hypocrisy of Maureen Dowd’s column today.

Generally I avoid writing posts that critique other journalists and columnists. We have enough malcontents disparaging us already–cranks of the...

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How U.S. Tax Dollars Enable Ahmadinejad to Practice Press Censorship at the U.N.

September 27, 2010


The brilliant and intrepid Claudia Rosett, the investigative journalist who exposed the oil for food scandal, has a sharp blog post about a shocking incident that took place at the U.N. last week when Ahmadinejad, President of Iran, kicked out...

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Long Live Carla Bruni and Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

September 1, 2010


Disturbing news out of Iran this week as the regime-backed newspaper daily Kayhan says Carla Bruni, first lady of France, deserves to die for her views.

Taking a stand for the rights of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two who...

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Time for Germany to Show its New Character

July 13, 2010


Interesting piece in this week’s Los Angeles Times about Germany’s trade relationship with Iran.

According to this article, Germany’s industrialists and politicians “regularly advocate business with the...

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Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen Sparks Campaign for UNRWA Reform

April 23, 2010


Below is a letter issued this week by Florida Congresswoman ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, who is taking on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). UNRWA, a U.N. agency with a mandate to care for Palestinians, has received $3.6 billion in...

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Environmental Drama Takes a Fresh Look at Going Green

April 20, 2010


Having finally emerged from a winter that made my hometown of Pittsburgh resemble a scene from the film Doctor Zhivago, I’m not inclined to put Al Gore’s dire warnings about global warming at the top of my worry list. As Los Angeles...

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Alusi Charges That Iraqi Elections Were Corrupted by Iran, Saudia Arabia

April 3, 2010


Hugely disappointing news from Iraq last week as Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi, who won his seat in Iraq’s Parliament in December, 2005 and has been a fearless champion of human rights, press freedom, and...

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Make Way Dr. Laura: Jennifer Ginsberg to Appear as Addiction Expert Tomorrow Eve on Extra

February 24, 2010


My brilliant and beautiful writing partner and friend Jennifer Ginsberg is scheduled to appear tomorrow (Wed. February 24) night on the TV show EXTRA as an addiction expert discussing Charlie Sheen.

In addition to being an author,...

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Sarah Palin Is a Feminist

January 14, 2010

From Mom Logic



Who is a feminist?

We’ve been asking that question since reading “Going Rogue,” Sarah Palin’s autobiography, and after reading columns by prominent feminists deriding the idea that the former Governor of Alaska...

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Sister of Human Rights Attorney Detained During Week That Iranian Mullahs Kill 12

December 31, 2009


During this week of uprising that left 12 pro-democracy protestors dead in Iran, the sister of Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, a human rights attorney and activist, was detained by the Iranian government because of her sister’s human...

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