The Monday Morning Teaser

This week’s featured article focuses on the Gaza conflict, which I punted last week because I was reading a lot more noise than insight and didn’t want to make that situation worse. I originally thought I would have space for a review of Douglas Egerton’s new book The Wars of Reconstruction — I have come to believe that the blind spot Americans have about the period following the Civil War is a major stumbling block in the discussion of current problems  — but that will have to wait until next Monday.

I haven’t titled the Gaza article yet, which is an indication of how much work is still to be done, so I make no promises about when it will post. Later today, the weekly summary will discuss the shot-down airliner, the continuing kids-at-the-border problem, my inability to ignore Todd Akin (who doesn’t deserve my attention or yours), what Years of Living Dangerously can teach us about combating science denial in general, and a few other things, concluding with Weird Al’s new video “Word Crimes”. (Finally, something good comes from “Blurred Lines”.)


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  • weeklysift  On July 21, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Changed my mind. I’ve pulled the Todd Akin piece out of the Weekly Summary to turn it into a separate post “There’s Something About Todd”.

    It should be out shortly, but I advise you not to read it. I advised myself not to write it. Why doesn’t anybody listen to me?

  • irrevspeckay  On July 21, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I’m still looking forward to it. It’s such a tough subject (Gaza) and I respect that you are wading into the fray. I trust you will be more insight than noise — usually you are (well, I’ve never experienced you as noise). It will give me inspiration to find my voice too. Good luck!

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