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Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

By Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac

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Religious missions
From the NYT

Gov’t Bending Regulations for the Pious

Check out part three of this four-part N.Y. Times series on ways in which the religious enjoy special tax breaks and exemptions from regulations that their secular counterparts do not.
Calling Sam Harris…

Posted on Oct 10, 2006 READ MORE

Israeli Attack Threatens Cease-Fire

Despite the tenuous cease-fire, Israel has launched an attack some 60 miles north of its border in Lebanon.  Israeli officials said they were trying to halt a weapons transfer to Hezbollah, and will continue to engage targets until a peacekeeping force can take its place to prevent Hezbollah’s rearming.

Posted on Aug 19, 2006 READ MORE

Chinese employees
From The Onion

A Satirical Broadside at China’s Employers

The Onion reports on an “unpaid 15-minute break during the regular 18-hour workday, to allow pregnant women to ‘expel the child from their body, adjust to being a new parent, wash their hands, and return to work.’ ”

Posted on May 29, 2006 READ MORE

Specter Will Hold Hearing on Bush’s ‘Signing Statements’

The Republican senator announced the move in the wake of news that Bush used “signing statements” to assert his supposed right to circumvent more than 750 laws passed over the last five years.
Legal scholars say the breadth of Bush’s use of “signing statements” is unprecedented.

Posted on May 4, 2006 READ MORE

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