Seems to Me I’ve Heard That Song Before

The title of this essay is that of a song I remember from bygone days. Frank Sinatra used to sing it. Listening to Barack Obama and John Kerry give their rationale for attacking Syria, gave me an ear worm – the song keeps running around in my brain and I’m sick of hearing it. The [...]

Let’s Hope the No-fly Zone Won’t Fly

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson A significant number of US officials, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman among them, are pressing President Barack Obama to set up a no-fly zone in the airspace above Libya. A no-fly zone is an area in which aviation is prohibited, sort of a demilitarized zone in [...]

Revolution at the Speed of Light

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Surely, the upheavals going on in North Africa and the Middle East were not caused entirely by WikiLeaks/FaceBook/Twitter. But just as surely, their contributions cannot be denied. The role of the Internet in human events has just been bumped up a notch or ten. Only a fool would be tempted to [...]

Obama sends New Year’s greetings to Iran

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Today is Nowruz, Islam’s new year, occurring on the day of the spring equinox. President Obama recorded a message greeting the people and government of Iran and, by extension, the entire community of Islam, extending hopes for better relationships in the future and wishing them well in the new year. Touchingly, [...]