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  • A Congressional Time Bomb – Obama, Syria and Signing His Own Death Warrant

    News broke this morning that Obama has decided to push back the Congressional vote on Syria, to explore “all avenues of diplomatic resolution.” Thanks to Russia’s get-out-of-jail-free card, which took the form of a promised negotiation with Bashar al-Assad to […]

  • ‘I am Bradley Manning?’ – But Wait, Actually, Are You?

    Bradley Manning poses one of the single largest conundrums that we have had to face this side of the last 40 years. The “I am Bradley Manning” video going around, full of the usual celebrity wannabe activists, is as confusing […]

  • Trayvon Martin – Playing the Race Card

    The reaction to George Zimmerman’s sentencing (or lack thereof) in the Trayvon Martin case is not without precedent. Discussion of Stephen Lawrence’s murder is never very far from earshot, for example. And it was the, widely considered unlawful, shooting of […]

  • News or Not: Bloodied Images of Boston Bomber

    It is always an interesting conundrum. What qualifies as newsworthy, as opposed to what appeals to morbid fascination, but which we don’t necessarily need to see? This is where there is an interesting division, within the news and journalism industry, […]

  • China’s Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Threat to the status quo? China is a scary place Probably not that scary for people in China – unless you are among the hundreds of millions living in abject poverty, or someone on the wrong side of China’s rather […]