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Longer Helen Thomas clip released

A longer video clip (below) has now been posted of the full exchange between Helen Thomas and passersby that included Jewish students and David Nesenoff. The brouhaha that ensued led … Continue reading

9 June, 2010 · 5 Comments

Jews for Helen Thomas

I commend Medea Benjamin and Zool Zulkowitz for speaking up in defence of Helen Thomas within such a hysterically hostile media whip-up about her recent remarks. Also check out Robert … Continue reading

9 June, 2010 · 9 Comments

Thank you for your service, Helen Thomas

Veteran US press corp reporter Helen Thomas has announced her resignation in the wake of recent off-the-cuff comments she made to a roving rabbi with a camcorder. Add me to … Continue reading

8 June, 2010 · 13 Comments

Helen Thomas: ‘get the hell out of Palestine’

On the White House lawn just over a week ago, veteran Press Corps reporter Helen Thomas is asked by a rabbi* whether she had any comments on Israel.  She replies: … Continue reading

5 June, 2010 · 16 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"