Further for 2011-01-12

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
RFK's Mindless Menace of Violence, Still
Given Arizona and MLK Day, it's instructive to revisit Robert Kennedy's remarkable speech the day after King's murder. Much as Obama did, Kennedy stressed that the victims of violence "are human beings whom other human beings loved and needed," whose demise hurts us all. "Whenever we tear at the fabric of the life which another man has painfully and clumsily woven for himself, the whole nation is degraded...We learn, at the last, to look at our brothers as aliens (with) whom we share a city, but not a community...We learn to share only a common fear."
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Goldstone Report Legacy
The Nation has published The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict , edited by Philip Weiss, Adam Horowitz and Lizzy Ratner, with a foreword by Desmond Tutu. It explores the political, legal and moral legacy of the Israeli assault on Gaza through the report and essays by experts and activists.
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Huck Redux: Why, It's African-American Jim!
Tom the Dancing Bug takes on the new, politically correct Huck Finn. "Well, if it isn't Joe 'Who Happens to Be Native American, But Has Many Other Attributes'!"
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Acts of Monstrous Incomprehension
Wow. The arrogant cluelessness of Palin goes on and on. Failing to get the larger implications of, well, anything, she finds complicit in the Tucson tragedy the media, pundits, liberals et al - and uses an anti-Semitic screed to do it. We like Julian Assange's suggestion that if anyone is to be charged with incitement, it should be her, not him. We also like TPM' s Josh Marshall's take . Let's hope this marks the end of Sarah. "Today has been set aside to honor the victims of the Tucson massacre. And Sarah Palin has apparently decided she's one of them." - Marshall.
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