a deliberative option for Tehran

This is a strong opinion piece about a strategy for dealing seriously – and potentially effectively – with Iran’s nuclear threat. Ms. Mathews offers an insightful critique of present schisms within the Bush administration that undermine US credibility with other nations, thus providing openings for the Iranian government to duck and wheedle their way to continued nuclear development and the … Read more...

nothing to do with race

***On Fri 5:40a Sep 2, 2005 maillist@michaelmoore.com wrote***
Friday, September 2nd, 2005
Dear Mr. Bush:
Any idea where all our helicopters are? It’s Day 5 of Hurricane Katrina and thousands remain stranded in New Orleans and need to be airlifted. Where on earth could you have misplaced all our military choppers? Do you need help finding them? I once … Read more...

Farewell (for now)

I’m sitting in the Tegel Airport. This is it! Busy. My mind – and entire being, for that matter – has spun a lot this summer. It’s been good and I feel good. ­čÖé
I’m particularly grateful to all the friends I’ve made, and those who took care of me in various ways – a meal here or there, housing … Read more...

London

Monica posted this link, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talking_point/4659237.stm yesterday to the AoIR-list where there’s a discussion of British stiff-upper lips and reminders of generations of terrorism. The link is for comments from witnesses.
Today’s list just came across and there’s nothing in following up on yesterday’s spate. THAT’s weird – business as usual interspersed with comments on chaos yesterday, and today, back to … Read more...

control room

Raz is gonna love this documentary. Wish he was here to watch it with us tonight, but maybe we can see it together once he’s back in the country.
The line that struck me the most was Hassan, talking about how the American people will defeat the American empire. Not only are we, perhaps, the only ones who can, … Read more...

relating to Speigelman

Preview of Art Speigelman’s upcoming comic (!) book about 9/11 and it’s aftermath:
“I saw heroism in being able to live in the present and a lightness of touch.” I gotta be working on that “lightness of touch” part. But maybe our muses know each other: “I wish I could do comics about “My Year in Provence,” or something. But … Read more...