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27August

Pentagon Hymn, the shores of Tripoli

With the tragic killing of James Foley, it’s more apparent that the Middle East (and beyond) is getting more complex and convoluted.  “You’re either with us or against us,” has become all the more laughable now that the United States is on the same side as Iran when it comes to Iraq, and on the same side as Assad when it comes to ISIS.  (But we used to be on the same side as ISIS and against Assad, before ISIS became even more nasty.)  That’s just the beginning.
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20August

Post-Racial America Alert

What better way to defuse racially-charged tension following a police shooting of an unarmed man than with a show of militarized force?  Cue the tough talk from the pudgy pink police chief.  Wait, scratch that, let's try bringing in a handsome African American highway patrolman who uses a soft touch and hugs demonstrators.
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13August

John McCain's Bomb It

Even though Obama decided we should bomb Iraq and drop some humanitarian supplies to help the Yazidis, it hasn't been enough bombing for John McCain.  As usual, he wants more military might 'cause that will, you know, fix everything over in the Middle East.
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06August

Camp Do-Nuttin', recess for Congress

Now that members of Congress are taking their summer recess, no meaningful legislation will get passed.  In other words, nothing has changed.  This Congress, particularly in the House, looks at legislating as something to be done after campaigning, after appearing on cable news shows, after fundraising, after washing the car, after cleaning out the rain gutters and whatever else may need to be done on a lazy summer day.
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30July

Not Equal: Gaza in over 1000 frames

There's a tendency in much of the Gaza reporting to treat both sides as tough, equally-matched adversaries.  Israel must stand up to those evil, deadly Hamas terrorists before the nation is overrun, eek!  But if the measure of success in this conflict is the combatants-to-civilians body count ratio (and it is), then Hamas is winning handily.
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