All Further Articles for 2012-04-16

Monday, April 16, 2012
Israel's "Grave Incident": And Let's Not Forget All the Other Ones
Incredible video of IDF officer Shalom Eisner smashing Danish activist Andreas Ias in the face with his M-16 rifle during a peaceful "Welcome to Palestine" event has even Netanyahu backing off . Now what about these other "grave incidents": The blacklisting of hundreds of ordinary citizens who wanted to express their views; the insane new loyalty oath tourists coming into Israel must sign; and Israel's brutal continued expulsion of Arabs from their homes.
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Of Life and Sport
With the GOP war on women in full if incoherent swing - now Romney argues rich white moms staying home with their kids are making a career choice but poor black ones are welfare queens - it's helpful to note progress in some gender issues. Today's Boston Marathon marks the 40th anniversary of the entrance of women in the race, and of Title IX legislation. In 1967, Kathrine Switzer got booted aside by a race official when she tried to run. Today, she cites suffragette history, and a field with more women than men; a great Lady Gaga parody video echoes her.
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Sunday, April 15, 2012
Still There
Garry Trudeau takes on the war in Afghanistan; comments say he gets it right. Here's Monday's.
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