Volume II                                        July 31, 2006                                     Number 27
A Political, Social, Literary Journal

Between Right and Right?:
A Twice-Told Tale
James Adler
Liberal-left Israeli essayist and novelist Amos Oz has a book called Israel & Palestine, Between Right and Right; and says that...

Harvard Square Observer:
The Endless War
Ernest Cassara
Author’s note: Since I have been in the U.S. heartland, when I could have been in Harvard Square tending to this commentary, I have decided...

Release Gitmo Prisoners Now
Sherwood Ross
Does it strike you as odd Defense Secretary Rumsfeld calls the 450 prisoners held in Guantanamo “the worst of the worst” but...

Lawrence Velvel Challenged on His Views About
the Middle East
Aaron Sharif
As I write this I hear the guns...

The United States, Israel
and Lebanon
Lawrence Velvel
The questions of why Israel is taking the actions it is in fact taking in Lebanon, the reaction of the United States, and ...

• Jesusless: The Church of
Everything Else

In Philadelphia:
The Constitution and
Its Birthplace
John Turner
In Philadelphia, facing Independence Hall, the federal government has constructed a range of buildings designed to help the public understand and appreciate the famous document which was drafted there in the summer of 1787...

Wisdom from Polonius
Thoughts of M.Mead, I.Bengis, T.Jefferson, C.Darwin, and K.Marx

Chuckle of the Week
We got these stock tips from one of the kindergarten kids...

Site of the Week:
Editorial Cartoons
View the works of some forty+ cartoonists

From the Video Shop: Hercule Poirot Solves Two Mysteries
Neil Turner
In 1974, Sidney Lumet was tapped to direct the film version of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, and he succeeded in creating a star-studded master telling of the story...

Editor's Panel

From the Editor
John Turner
We've been getting quite a bit of response -- some of it pretty spirited -- to pieces we've run about the ongoing conflicts on Israel's borders...

From Liberty Street:
American Democracy
John Turner
My local paper, the Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus, had an excellent editorial last week commenting on the state of democracy in America...

Comments Upon Articles
• Re: Violence in the Middle East

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