Wednesday, July 06, 2005

World Wide Wedding

I have returned from Wedding-Land. It was an amazing week.

I was not in Washington when Sandra Day O'Connor announced that she would be leaving the Supreme Court, but I can only imagine the chatter it provoked over the weekend. Reading over the potential list of replacements is disheartening. Jay Rosen asks an interesting question: how will the massive media campaigns being mounted on opposite sides of the political spectrum make any difference at all in the eventual outcome, given that it will be 100 senators voting and not the American people?

Christopher Hitchens argues in Slate that an American aversion to casualties in Iraq is hindering our war-effort. His article links to a moving obituary written for the Iraqi Knight-Ridder reporter, Yasser Salihee, who was killed in Iraq last week.
-- Eric

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