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Congratulations to Carlos Latuff and Jakob Augstein

Carlos LatuffA "hit list" of the most "anti-Semites" in the world

The "Simon Wiesenthal Center" (SWC) in Los Angeles was once famous for tracking down former Nazi criminals. This was long ago. The institution still derives its reputation from its former purpose. Today the SWC annually publishes a "hit list" of the most "anti-Semites" in the world.

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Rare Israeli Justice

Palestinian-Israeli politician Haneen ZoabiInstances indeed are rare. An important one deserves mention. In mid-July 2010, Knesset members stripped MK Haneen Zuabi of key parliamentary rights and privileges.

They did so for participating in the May 2010 Freedom Flotilla. She joined others trying to bring vital humanitarian aid to Gaza. Lunatic fringe MK's targeted her. They oppose doing the right thing. 

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ODE 2 2012

Mayan CalendarAnd so we bid a not- so- fond farewell to the bow of another large unwieldy year as it sinks slowly over the horizon wobbling unsteadily towards the graveyard of memory. And cheers erupt from we folks on shore waving the double- handed “L for loser” sign above our heads. “So long. See ya. Don’t let the door slam you in the butt on the way out. And if you got any brothers or sisters, don’t give them this address.”

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Bahraini State Terror

Al-KhalifaAl-Khalifa despots run Bahrain. State terror is official policy. Washington supports it. Generous aid is provided. King Hamad remains a close US ally. Double standard hypocrisy defines America's foreign and domestic agenda.

Bahrainis want democratic change. They want popularly elected leaders. They want despotic monarchal rule, ruthless persecution, widespread corruption, and Shia discrimination ended.

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Gun-Control, Mental-Health Laws Won’t Make Us Safer

Gun-ControlWe would do the young victims of the Newtown shootings no honor by frantically enacting futile restrictions on freedom.

It may be satisfying to “do something.” But two things ought to be kept in mind. First, liberty is never more in peril than when politicians sense that the people want them to do something — anything. Second, a false sense of security is worse than no security at all. Legislating in the heat of emotion will not prevent future attacks, but it will do irreparable harm to innocent people.

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