On the Washington Post’s online discussion about Susan G. Komen Fight For the Cure deciding to stop funding Planned Parenthood’s breast screening program a theme has emerged from those who support the action; “Planned Parenthood has no reason to exist except for abortions.” This is my response.
What are you supposed to do when you try to hold the President accountable and he refuses to be held to account? Does knowing what Nixon wound up doing make the left retroactively wrong for going after LBJ for Vietnam? We need to stop thinking left or right, Democrat or Republican, “realism” or “idealism”, and start thinking Right and Wrong.
Plenary Session: The American Role in the Middle East
Speaker: Ambassador Dennis Ross, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for the Central Region
9:30 PM: That is all for tonight. More tomorrow. Thanks to anyone who actually followed my babbling. At the end of the three days I WILL write something comprehensible. Also, stay tuned Monday or Tuesday afternoon for a podcast interview with Ann Toback, Executive Director of Workmen’s Circle, one of the Conference sponsors, as well […]
Just a quick note to let you know that, technology willing, I will be blogging LIVE from the J-Street Annual Conference this Sunday and Monday. I am hoping to include some guest bloggers and interviews, as well as a photo journal. Again, this is a technological deep dive for me so we will see how […]
Last week I wrote angrily (and rather long-windily) about how Obama has let me down, about where he could have made a difference and didn’t. I still believe he has blown incredible opportunities to work towards peace in the Middle East, TRUE health care reform, and an end to Bush-era surveillance and detention policies. I […]
I’m confused. The one thing I have come to count on when I blog is that for every 15 – 20 unique readers of a given article I can expect one reply. Some agree, some disagree, and some think I am way off the beam but no one would ever accuse the people I know […]
Of all the odd things I trip over on Facebook, and there are many, the oddest is my own past. These incidents fall into three essential categories: the good, the bad, and the ugly.