Bosnia is Struggling to Heal Itself

I recently returned from a three-week trip around Southeastern Europe, during which I had chance to visit a couple of places I’ve wanted to see for a number of years: Mostar & Sarajevo. My timing couldn’t have been more apt as this week marks the beginning of the defense by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic. [Read more...]

Making Room for a Third Party

One of the more unusual stories to come out of the second presidential debate was the arrest of Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, the presidential and vice presidential candidate of the Green Party.

Who?

Exactly — that’s the problem. [Read more...]

When The Amish Attack!

I’ve been following this story for the last few months, and it’s a gentle reminder that even the most mild-mannered religions can have not-so-mild-mannered followers. Case in point: Amish man Samuel Mullet (which, by the way, is the most stereotypical Amish name I’ve ever seen). 16 members of Mullet’s community were just found guilty of [Read More...]

Innocence of Muslims, a Week Later

It’s been over a week since protests erupted across the Muslim world in response to the “Innocence of Muslims” video. I’ve seen the video in question — it’s bad. Laughably bad. A VHS recording of my very first nativity play circa 1993 has higher quality production. Sadly, the quality of a video is not enough [Read More...]

More Mitt Romney Gaffe Goodness!

Perhaps it’s the fact that politicians are under even more scrutiny than ever before, but there seems to be many more high profile gaffes being made of late.  Embarrassing mistakes have always plagued politicians of every stripe in every corner of the globe, but there is just something about the way American Republican leaders have detached themselves from reality that [Read More...]


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