CuriosityCat: Obama & Syria: Another serious crisis that will not go to waste?

With the bottom falling out of the world’s financial markets, economies seizing up, panic setting in, one of President Obama’s top advisors, Rahm Emanuel, added this gem to political wisdom: You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could ...

Drive-by Planet: Rachel Corrie: Israeli court ruling raises questions and spurs activism

On March 16, 2003, a 23-year old American activist named Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an IDF armored bulldozer in Rafah, southern Gaza. Along with fellow activists from the International Solidarity Movement, Corrie was engaged in a courageous effort to defend Palestinian homes slated for demolition. In an Israeli court this week, a ...