Cleveland: Keeping Christmas at Home
Ramona: The War on Happy Holidays
The next Gitmo detainee patiently awaits his turn at justice.
OMG! Terrorists: Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani convicted on only one of 285 charges. That's good enough for 20 years to life, of course, but expect to see Liz Cheney this weekend explaining why the American Justice system is an utter failure.  [Read more]
For a little background, Energy Depletion thinker Richard Heinberg narrates 300 Years of Fossil-fueled Addiction in Five Minutes.
ArtAppraiser asked for my thoughts on a New York Times article about the relationships Indonesia is forging with the United States and China. I have to admit I haven't been paying that much attention to politics and economics over here. There isn't much in-depth analysis in the English-language press and my friends are mostly fellow teachers, so we talk more about grammar and culture than geopolitical manuevering. But, for what's it's worth, I do have some thoughts. So, here they are!  [Read more]