Shutting down Creech

A small army of pilots operate the drones flying over Afghanistan and Iraq, acting as Uncle Sam’s eyes in the sky, and the Hellfire-armed drones firing missiles at people on the ground in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, Syria, and Iraq. Just in late January, in one case we happen to know something about, a 13-year-old…

The Internet and Left Culture

The blogger Freddie deBoer has been publishing some valuable critiques of left cultural dead-ends, including his latest. Much of what he comments on is best exemplified on the internet, particularly Facebook, Twitter, and blog sites. In some ways social media promotes conformity, though in more anonymous settings it encourages the opposite, for much the same reason…

The uncommon racism of Farrakhan

While the New York Times – in a March 5 article by Adam Nagourney – is reporting on “what appears to be a surge of hostile sentiment directed against Jews at many campuses in the country,” the Anti-Defamation League is noting that this is “a time when anti-Semitic attitudes are at historic lows.” Now the ADL…