The West Bank Isn’t Occupied?
The Center for American Progress’ Matt Duss has a sharp, detail-rich mind when it comes to discussing beneath the surface Middle East issues.
I didn’t have the opportunity to know “Chess”, or William Chessley Butler, who died this past week at the age of 23 from cystic fibrosis. Chess was the son of one of my closest high school friends, Nikki LeMaster Butler, and I just received word of his passing.
On January 4th, former US Senator Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) will formally announce his candidacy for the governorship of Rhode Island — as an Independent. In September 2007, Chafee resigned from the Republican Party. He authored his farewell memoir to the party, Against the Tide: How a Compliant Congress Empowered a Reckless President.
Abubakr Al-Qirbi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Yemen, addresses the general debate of the sixty-third session of the General Assembly. (official United Nations photo) Below the break follows the official statement from Yemen’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs about would-be bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.
I have been pretty busy today and unable to post much — but after many emails after the holiday pup pics, I thought I’d share one other. Oakley, Annie and Buddy send their greetings. Very glad that there wasn’t a disaster in Detroit. I hope to address the issue of terror threats tomorrow.
Two years ago on Christmas Eve, I wrote a piece for Huffington Post and the Washington Note titled “When the Intolerant Kill Christmas.” According to my friends at Huffington Post, more than half a million people read that piece.