Month: January 2006

Bass-o-matic Pate

Backstory I did not set out to recreate one of Saturday Night Live’s fast-food recipes when my assistant handed me a styrofoam box. “My husband is still looking around the freezer for that soup you made,” she said. “And then…

A Plea for Filibuster

Last week I found a bumper sticker for my car. “The last time we mixed politics and religion,” it said, “people were burned at the stake.” Yes, I bought it. No, I don’t think we’re near there — yet. But…

Ooh, This One Might Have Spine!

Olmert is finally in the driver’s seat, it seems. By stepping up to the plate and making a stand against the silent, 380 kilogram gorilla of tacit government leniency on settler violence, he is making a winner-take-all move in a…

Undermining Democracy, One Comment at a Time

Slanted writing takes many forms. CNN, in describing a simple procedure on Israel’s Prime Minister and its effect on the running of Israel, writes: “Since Sharon’s hospitalization, his powers as prime minister have been transferred to his long-time loyalist and…