Oscars… So, as I do every year, I watched the Academy Awards last night, even with the surreal “War Commercials” (the updates from Peter Jennings that were placed during the commercial breaks, so that we wouldn’t forget, apparently). My reactions: 1) It was good to see awards going to “newbies”….Chris

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I don’t want to turn this into a warblog, but I think that my fellow citizens on the left should read this interview with Paul Berman on Salon.com, in which he outlines his belief (and mine) that the left should be concerned about Islamism (Islamic totalitarianism), should be backing efforts

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Cursed No updates in a while due to my being afflicted with a huge case of LIFE. Short version: I’m beginning to think I’m cursed. Slightly longer version: Friday, my landlord informed me that due to a bad financial year, they have to sell their new house, and move back

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