Monday, February 28, 2011

What Kind Of Day Has It Been

  • Libya counterattacks. It is difficult to see the use of aircraft as anything other than (1) a tremendous mistake; and (2) an invitation to international intervention, coming so close in time to multifarious discussions of No-Fly Zones. Aside: the evolution of the popular uprising in Libya is a veritable case study in international humanitarian law.

  • Somali pirates hijacked a vessel carrying 3 Danish children. The very real threat of Somali pirates received a great deal of attention after Somali pirates murdered 4 Americans on a yacht. DCExile has previously argued that recognition of Somaliland will prevent the expansion of piracy.

  • Republicans are doubling down on DOMA because . . . discrimination places them on the right side of history? 

  • Republican spending plan will put 700,000 workers out of their jobs through 2012. By way of comparison, between June 2010 and January 2011, only 284,000 jobs were added to the economy.

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