Idea for the Editors: Approving first diaries before posting them
As RedState grows more popular, more users are posting diaries without following the rules. (Hey! Follow the rules, will ya, goshdarnit!) The diaries are too short, or don’t contain analysis, or are weak attempts to imitate the hillion jillion RonBot conspiracy-theorist “it’s those dang Jooooooooz!” diaries posted here during the Republican primaries. Naturally, we’re all annoyed to see good diaries get pushed down and ignored. | Read More »
Proposal for Pres. Obama: Torture We Can All Believe In
Dear Pres. Obama: Especially since your man for the CIA has been taking a pounding over which interrogation methods he would support, I thought you would find a definition of torture helpful. In a word, if journalists volunteer for it, it’s not torture. A veritable parade of journalists volunteered to be waterboarded just for the experience and to get a good story. They knew, a | Read More »
Why Are Most Jews Politically Liberal?
bs asked in his recent diary (see not far below in Member Diaries) why so many Jews are politically liberal, even going so far as to support an arguably anti-Israel candidate such as Barack Obama. VanishingNYRep gets some of the answer, I think: long Jewish resistance to the Right in Europe (kings, kaisers, and tsars). It is probably true that anti-Judaism came more from the | Read More »