Sundown: Sarkozy and Obama Chastised
Plus Syria’s tragedy, ‘Neo’ is a Jew, and more in the news
• Immensely good essay by ace Times reporter Anthony Shadid on Syria, the Assads, and the fear Arab dictators have inflicted on their peoples. [Frontline]
• The famed 1980s New York City graffiti artist who went by “Neo” turns out to have been a cop named Steven Weinberg. [HuffPo]
• An argument for releasing jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti. [IHT]
• An essay about trying to conceive when both of you are Tay-Sachs carriers. [Kveller]
• Jewish South Florida gentleman demands more Hannukah-themed stamps. [The Palm Beach Post/Vos Iz Neias?]
The famous (in that world) Nazi-themed episode of Star Trek, complete with a threatened planet called Zeon, will be aired in Germany for the first time. All that’s left are Tribbles!
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