can an aipac supporter explain this one?


aipac gives koch a pass for flouting iran sanctions

I know that Emerson said: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” But, I don’t this is an issue of foolish consistency. I’d like someone to explain if they feel differently.

alex seitz-wald, news report:

Earlier this month, Bloomberg […]

time for pruning

the days grow short, the moon fills and begins to wane.

The date clusters hang ready.
Come with me to the oasis.
The late summer harvest has begun.
I sort the fruit of my past year’s labor.

The fruit is full and sweet.
I look back on my year’s efforts with satisfaction.

The time for pruning has come.
Much dross weighs down my […]

6 on a scale of 1 to 10?

judge everyone, how?

In Pirke Avot 1:6, R. Joshua ben Perachiah says:

והוי דן את כל האדם לכף זכות

The phrase is variously translated as:

judge every man in the scale of merit
judge every man towards merit
Judge every person favorably
Give all individuals the benefit of the doubt
Judge the whole of a man to the side of merit

It is hard […]

keep those cards coming

changing technologies

Most people who know me understand that I am not averse to technological change. I have been interested in how communications technologies have been used and changed for many years. In June of 2010, I wrote about my involvement in the development of what I called “the electronic leaflet“. When I was in college […]