US Politics

Mean Tweets: When Did Being Mean Become a Thing?

Mean Tweets

Politics have always been divisive. That’s why people make a habit of not discussing politics at, for instance, dinner parties. It’s just rude. Because it inevitably makes people argue. But social media has multiplied the rude and divisive factor by a factor of about a gazillion. If you’re a celebrity of any type, and you’ve …

US Politics

Israel’s Plausible Deniability on Syrian Support

The Wall Street Journal carried a piece that quoted Syrian rebels saying they couldn’t have survived without Israel’s assistance. Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu immediately denied the report. Seriously? Why would Israel want to be on record as taking sides in this mess?? Netanyahu agreed only to giving humanitarian support such as medical care, food, …