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Afghan War Drones On

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Weller

There is a simple way to keep a country at war: language tricks that obscure what is going on. The Afghanistan War has contributed several. The most widely used is "militants."

The Jewish Channel: Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Precluded Himself From Being the Messiah

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

Does Jewish tradition allow for the possibility that the Messiah might never know he (or she?) was Messianic?

Releasing my Inner Ramis: Buddhist Subtext of Year One

Perry Garfinkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Perry Garfinkel

Year One: a whole new opportunity for Harold Ramis to do what he does so well -- under the guise of slapstick guffaws, subversively preach goodness over badness.