Will Détente Request from Media Matters David Brock to Sarah Palin Work?

Yesterday, the founder of Media Matters for America, David Brock, urged celebritician Sarah Palin to consider détente (not sure if he defined it for her first but if she can see Russia from Alaska, then I’m guessing she knows about détente).  Here’s what he wrote and here’s the ask: Sarah Palin — who in 2008…

Haveil Havalim #275: The “I’m so busy that putting together this blog carnival is actually what substitutes for taking a break” Edition

Welcome to this week’s edition of Haveil Havalim #275: The “I’m so busy that putting together this blog carnival is actually what substitutes for taking a break” Edition. Founded by Soccer Dad, Haveil Havalim is a carnival of Jewish blogs — a weekly collection of Jewish and Israeli blog highlights, tidbits and points of interest…

Alice Miller & Plain Dealer Page of Violence*

Take a look at the Plain Dealer’s Metro section today, page B3.  Here are the headlines: North Ridgeville teen guilty of killing of sex abuser Brooklyn ex-mayor pleads not guilty in 2008 case [charges involve assaulting a woman at City Hall while the ex-mayor was drunk] Couple: Boy found beaten, tied to table Crash: Community…

Two from Some People Pay Me Dept.: On Afghanistan, On Political Dynasties

Two recent pieces from the Some People Pay Me Department (and many thanks to those that do – I can’t believe it’s been nearly nine years since a certain Plain Dealer writer suggested I try my hand at freelance writing). 1. Why It’s Okay to be Person Most Likely to Stand in Front of a…

Exactly correct on American Jews, Obama, Israel & settlements, w/Ohio Jewish mention

From The Jerusalem Post: Until now, the settlement issue has been far from a pivotal part of the American Jewish calculus. Zionism in contemporary America has been an elastic enough concept to contain ardent supporters of the settlement movement and queasy critics of it; in the end they were separated less by settlements than they…