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December 29, 2008
  • From the Editor

December 22, 2008
  • From John R. Guthrie: Review of My Guantánamo Diary
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: The Grocer’s Son
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Potential
  • From A Reader: Link to Another Article
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

December 15, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From John R. Guthrie: Review of A Mercy
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: A Question of Unity
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

December 8, 2008
  • From John R. Guthrie: Review of White Washed With Commentary
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Isolation
  • From A Reader: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

December 1, 2008
  • From James Adler: Fits the Image
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Health Care
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

November 24, 2008
  • From James Adler: An Open Letter to Obama...
  • From John R. Guthrie: Children of a Spiteful God…
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: Bigger Stronger Faster*
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Ostracism
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

November 17, 2008
  • From John R. Guthrie: Review of Boogieman: The Story of Lee Atwater
  • From Jerome Richard: Farewell to the Sixties
  • Potpourri
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: When Did You Last See Your Father?
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: National Health
  • From Our Readers: A Comment and a Link to Another Article
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

November 10, 2008
  • Potpourri
  • Developments Last Week
  • Now Showing: Appaloosa
  • From the Video Shop: Transsiberian
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Obfuscation
  • From Our Readers: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

November 3, 2008
  • From John R. Guthrie: What If? - Obama vs. McCain
  • Potpourri
  • Developments Last Week
  • Now Showing: Changeling
  • From the Video Shop: Sway
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Off the Point
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

October 27, 2008
  • Harvard Square Observer: The Palin Ploy
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: Prime
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Country and Nation
  • From A Reader: Link to Another Article
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Chuckle Extra, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

October 20, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From John R. Guthrie: Jacob and Esau Redux
  • From the Video Shop: How the West Was Won - Hi-Def Version
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: The Real Deal
  • From A Reader: Link to Another Article and A Site of Interest
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

October 13, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: The Visitor
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Belief and Truth
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

October 6, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: Kenny
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Chasm
  • From Our Readers: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

September 29, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From John R. Guthrie: The Leper's Burlesque - Part 5
  • From the Video Shop: Noise
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Torrent
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

September 22, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From John R. Guthrie: The Leper's Burlesque - Part 4
  • From the Video Shop: A Very Long Engagement
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: The Outrage
  • From Our Readers: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

September 15, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From John R. Guthrie: The Leper's Burlesque - Part 3
  • From the Video Shop: Lonely Hearts
  • From Our Readers: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

September 8, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From John R. Guthrie: The Leper's Burlesque - Part 2
  • From the Video Shop: Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Mock Fairness
  • From Our Readers: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

September 1, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From John R. Guthrie: The Leper's Burlesque - Part 1
  • Harvard Square Pictorial: Imaginative Buses
  • From the Video Shop: Stop-Loss
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Pretend Controversies
  • From Our Readers: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

August 25, 2008
  • From James Adler: A Letter on the Late Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish
  • From Lawrence Velvel: The Orthodox Jew Who Is A Disgrace To…
  • Developments Last Week
  • Harvard Square Pictorial: Imaginative Buses
  • From the Video Shop: Recount
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Pathetic Aspiration
  • From Our Readers: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

August 18, 2008
  • From James Adler: Why Should Israel Be Surprised by…
  • From John R. Guthrie: A Small Brief War - Russia’s Georgia Conflict - A Photo Essay
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: Irina Palm
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Approaching Truth-tellers
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

August 11, 2008
  • From John R. Guthrie: The Bush Years Lexicon
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: The Counterfeiters
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Fuzz
  • From Our Readers: Comments and Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

August 4, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From John R. Guthrie: Tourette’s On The Trolley or…
  • From the Video Shop: Emotional Arithmetic
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Two Separate Things
  • From Our Readers: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

July 28, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From John R. Guthrie: A Review of The Best American Science Writing 2007
  • From the Video Shop: The Train
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Withdrawal
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

July 21, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: The Bank Job
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: A Jumpable Gap
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

July 7 & 14, 2008
  • From John R. Guthrie: A Review of What Happened plus A Thought Provoking Short Story
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: In Bruges
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Drop By Drop
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

June 30, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: Definitely, Maybe
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Primary Political Duty
  • From Our Readers: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

June 23, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: Flawless
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Deterioration or Not?
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

June 16, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: Out of the Blue
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: American Culture
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

June 9, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • Harvard Square Pictorial: Amazing Ice
  • From the Video Shop: Cassandra's Dream
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Virtue American Style
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

June 2, 2008
  • From James Adler: Hitler and Pol Pot - and Olmert? Israeli Genocide in Gaza?
  • Developments Last Week
  • From Jerome Richard: Going Dutch
  • From the Video Shop: The Walker
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Difference in Desire
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

May 26, 2008
  • From Lawrence Velvel: Eric Lichtblau's Unpersuasive Defense Of The New York Times' Failure To…
  • Developments Last Week
  • From John R. Guthrie: The End Times and Julita Valenski
  • Harvard Square Pictorial: An Optical Illusion
  • From the Video Shop: Company K
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Memorial Day
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

May 19, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: Le Scaphandre et le Papillon
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Religious Nationalism
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

May 12, 2008
  • From Lawrence Velvel: The Other Lesson Of Munich
  • Developments Last Week
  • From John R. Guthrie: Review of Blind Speed: A Novel
  • From the Video Shop: Blu-ray DVD's
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: The Hollow Men
  • From Our Readers: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

May 5, 2008
  • From James Adler: Israel, Zionism, and "The Inherent Right to a State"
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: Romulus, My Father
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Splitting Apart
  • From Our Readers: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

April 28, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • Harvard Square Pictorial: Endeavour Lights Up the Night
  • From John R. Guthrie: A Review of The Man I Was Supposed to Be
  • From the Video Shop: Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Should I, or Should I Not?
  • From Our Readers: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

April 21, 2008
  • From Lawrence Velvel: Courts Should Insist That The Political Branches Do Their Jobs Carefully And Thoroughly, Instead of Shoddily
  • Developments Last Week
  • From John R. Guthrie: In Praise of the Blue Collar Review
  • From the Video Shop: Lars and the Real Girl
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Characterizing America
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

April 14, 2008
  • From James Adler: "Intruder from some other place!" -or- "Why did we rush to accuse?"
  • From Lawrence Velvel: The Question Of Prosecuting Guilty American Leaders For Torture
  • Developments Last Week
  • From John R. Guthrie: Corregidor, Farewell
  • From the Video Shop: Reservation Road
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Exploitation and Opportunity
  • From Our Readers: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

April 7, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: Alpha Male
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Media Motivation
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

March 31, 2008
  • From Lawrence Velvel: Of Mamet And Chicago  -  Of Obamas And Elections
  • Developments Last Week
  • From John R. Guthrie: Sex: A Quickie
  • From the Video Shop: The Kite Runner
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Linguistic Holidays
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

March 24, 2008
  • From Lawrence Velvel: Hypocrisy Holds High Carnival And Other Recent Travesties Of The Political/Media Complex
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: Glory Road
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Mental Breakdown
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

March 10, 2008
  • From Lawrence Velvel: Four Topics
  • Developments Last Week
  • From John R. Guthrie: AIDS, Evolution, and the Leper of Bethany
  • New in Books on Sale: Jesus's War
  • From the Video Shop: Arranged
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Transformation
  • From Our Readers: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

March 3, 2008
  • From John R. Guthrie: A Report From the Front Lines of the Abortion War
  • From Lawrence Velvel: The Names Of The Washington Professional Sports Teams
  • Developments Last Week
  • Harvard Square Pictorial: Warm Feeling
  • From the Video Shop: Dresden
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Turned Off
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

February 25, 2008
  • From John R. Guthrie: A Review of The Rape of Nanking
  • From Lawrence Velvel: The New York Times, Cable TV, And McCain
  • Developments Last Week
  • Musings in My Morris Chair: Mjambo!
  • From Robert Zannelli: Hector Avalos - The End of Biblical Studies
  • From the Video Shop: Lust, Caution
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: A Mind of Sorts
  • From Our Readers: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

February 18, 2008
  • Harvard Square Observer: Notes on the Presidential Campaign
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: Gone Baby Gone
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Nation of Dopes?
  • From Our Readers: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Chuckle Extra, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

February 11, 2008
  • From Eric Zencey: Are Natural Resources Getting Cheaper?  Updating the Simon-Ehrlich Bet
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: Across the Universe
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Owning Land
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

February 4, 2008
  • From James Adler: Lebanon and Sderot and Gaza: A Plea for a Fair and Common-Sense Left
  • From John R. Guthrie: Du’a Khalil Aswad Meets the Peacock Angel: A Love Story
  • From Lawrence Velvel: The Great Louis Terkel
  • Developments Last Week
  • Harvard Square Pictorial: In a Split Second
  • From the Video Shop: Molière
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Possessing JFK
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

January 28, 2008
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: Adam's Apples
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: The Great Disconnect
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, and From Sanitas

January 21, 2008
  • Harvard Square Observer: Polls, Poll, and More Polls
  • From Lawrence Velvel: Two Matters...
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: Dark Blue Almost Black
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Intellectual Corruption
  • From Our Readers: Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

January 14, 2008
  • From Lawrence Velvel: Horse Race Rot, Cosmetic Crapola, And The Possible Need For Bloomberg
  • Developments Last Week
  • From the Video Shop: Black Irish
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: The Value of Symbolism
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas

January 7, 2008
  • From Lawrence Velvel: Halberstam And History
  • Developments Last Week
  • From John R. Guthrie: Faith-Based Mutual
  • From the Video Shop: The Best Two Years
  • From the Editor
  • From Liberty Street: Which Side?
  • From Our Readers: Comments and Links to Other Articles
  • Plus Regular Features: Wisdom from Polonius, Chuckle of the Week, Site of the Week,  and From Sanitas




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