Archive for August, 2010

News Magazine by Circulation

Posted in Domestic with tags on August 13, 2010 by Black Pumpkin

Why is it that only one magazine of the top 10 (by circulation) is liberal in orientation?  And that magazine is not overtly liberal.  Of course, I am referring to Harper’s magazine.  One could argue that it is a liberal publication, and I would be hard pressed to argue against it, but it is not decidedly political regardless of orientation.  But two publications (National Review and Newsmax) that are decidedly conservative and another (The Economist) that is very pro-market are in that same top 10.

Here is the article from the Huffington Post.


Will Israel attack Iran’s nuclear facilities?

Posted in Middle East with tags on August 12, 2010 by Black Pumpkin

Some seem to think so.

I have long thought that Israel attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities was a distinct possibility.  But it hasn’t happened yet, so I wonder if it ever will.

Israel, of course, did something similar years ago.  In 1981, Israel attacked the Osirak nuclear research facility in Iraq.  But Iraq was fighting Iran at the time, and perhaps Israel felt that Iraq was preoccupied and therefore it would be easier to attack and retreat without incurring any repercussions.  Israel may still strike, only time will tell.

Vicente Fox?

Posted in Latin America with tags on August 11, 2010 by Black Pumpkin

Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, apparently agrees with me.

Trying to ban Cluster Bombs

Posted in International, War and Peace with tags on August 1, 2010 by Black Pumpkin

The Convention on Cluster Munitions goes into effect today.  It requires the signatories to “cease production of cluster munitions, dispose of stockpiles, and clear contaminated areas.”  Of course the US is not a signatory.  What else is new?