German Views on the Middle East

An interesting editorial in the German newspaper/site Der Spiegel…   Matthias Kuntzel indicates the reasons “Why Israel’s Reaction is Right”.  For a European, he highlights some interesting observations and conclusions: In 2003, 59 percent of all Europeans pointed to Israel as

Myths of Moslem Superiority

There appears to be a popular myth that at one time the Arab Moslems contributed greatly to modern culture, science, and technology… well, there is an article in the Brussels Journal that claims otherwise: When the Arab Muslims, a collection

Insider’s Look at Professional Tennis

I’m reading a book on professional tennis written by Vince Spadea.   His book, “Break Point”, shares his experiences as a member of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).  I’ll share my impression of the book in the up-coming weeks…

US Congressmen Who Declined to Support Israel

On Thursday the US House of Representatives voted 410 to 8 in favor of a resolution “condemning the recent attacks against the State of Israel, holding terrorists and their state-sponsors accountable for such attacks, [and] supporting Israel’s right to defend itself.”

Words to Build Your Vocabulary…

Another great set from StrangeCosmos that describes new words for a new world: AQUADEXTROUS (ak wa deks’ trus) adj. Possessing the ability to turn the bathtub faucet on and off with your toes. CARPERPETUATION (kar’ pur pet u a shun)

Straddling a Fence

Here is a good example of the inane logic of the US Senate… In May, amid great public clamor about the unchecked flow of illegal immigrants from Mexico, the U.S. Senate voted 83-16 in favor of building nearly 400 miles

New Gadgets

I’ve always enjoyed the “What’s New” section in Popular Science.  When I was a youngster, I used to look forward to reading my brother’s copy of the magazine that showed the newest technologies being introduced into consumer products.   Today, the

Hezbollah threatens the United States

According to a recent article in WorldNetDaily, Hezbollah’ threats to attack U.S. interests around the world are being taken seriously by U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials who say the group’s agents have attempted illegal entry into the country through the