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The Catmage Chronicles
It's been hundreds of years since the Darkness last surfaced, a grim time when both humans and Catmages lost their lives. But now the Wild Ones work with humans again, and thirteen-year-old Andy Cohen gets the surprise of his life when a talking cat shows up in his front yard. Goldeneyes, a powerful Catmage, needs Andy’s help. In the exciting first installment of this new series, Meryl Yourish takes the reader into a world of magical cats, dark powers, and a boy who finds himself entangled in their war.
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Getting to “no” with the Palestinians A few months ago, Secretary of State John Kerry allowed as to how he was worried about Israel’s future if it did not reach a peace deal with the Palestinians. Israel’s Prime Minister has … Continue reading
Those who Don’t Learn from History are Doomed to be Fleeced In her conference call with the Israel Project last week, nonproliferation expert Dr. Emily Landau raised this general objection (.pdf) to any deal that would be reached with Iran: … Continue reading
For Thomas Friedman “Brutally Honest” Means Leaving out Essential Information In a speech he gave a few months ago Thomas Friedman said you have “every bit of knowledge available to you” from Google. It’s a bit of an overstatement, but … Continue reading
Any Agreement is Better than No Agreement Let’s review some of the administration’s activity over the past week. Lee Smith: Haaretz reports that the administration misled Israel regarding the terms of the proposed interim agreement with Iran over its nuclear … Continue reading
John Kerry and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week in Diplomacy I almost feel bad for Secretary of State, John Kerry. This really has been a brutal few days for him. There was the op-ed by Jackson Diehl John … Continue reading
Reporting on the Politics not the Substance of the Deal Over the past few days the reporting from Geneva changed from anticipation of an imminent deal to a final “no deal.” Or “no deal” for now. The New York Times … Continue reading
Phony Polonium The New York Times reports Swiss Report Supports Theory Arafat Was Poisoned. Now, of course, the New York Times isn’t the only news outlet to be reporting this. But is it news? When someone makes an incredible claim, … Continue reading
The Media’s Settlement / Prisoner Hypocrisy As we’ve noted earlier, much of the media is obsessed with settlements, intent on portraying them as the main obstacle to peace. There’s a tendency on the other side to take one of the … Continue reading
“[N]ot a prescription for peace but for renewed hostilities” To read through recent news reports one could assume that the biggest obstacle to Palestinian Israeli peace are “settlements.” To cement that impression the New York Times published an article, 1,500 … Continue reading
When Wishful Thinking Becomes Foreign Policy Last week as we noted, the New York Times ran a devastating article about President Obama’s Syria policy. The Times reported, among other things, that the President was disinterested in planning discussions about Syria. … Continue reading