Unelected Clerics dictating law

It must be quite hard for the folks who live in Iran when you consider what they have to put up with. You do of course appreciate that they have special reserved places in their parliament for unelected religious clerics, who then get an automatic say in writing the laws the country’s citizens must obey? … Read more Unelected Clerics dictating law

‘Laughing stock’ libel laws to be reformed, says Nick Clegg

Now this is good news .. really really good news. The article in todays Guardian says it all … Nick Clegg pledged to turn ‘English libel laws from a laughing stock to an international blueprint.’ Photograph: Wpa /Getty Images Nick Clegg will tomorrow set out the most ambitious plans yet to relax Britain’s libel laws, … Read more ‘Laughing stock’ libel laws to be reformed, says Nick Clegg

Reflections on Political Violence – Christopher Hitchens

The latest article in Slate last Monday by Christopher Hitchens is (as indicated by the title) a reflection on political violence. Oh so very appropriate and apt given recent events in the US, but more specifically in Pakistan where we have seen the pointless slaughter of an honourable man and a great human being, Salman … Read more Reflections on Political Violence – Christopher Hitchens

Is the tragedy being politicized?

Sarah Palin is currently playing the victim at the moment and claims that depraved liberals are blaming her for mass murder. As I’m sure you know, she had the poster with the names of leading Democrat politicians who supported health care reform, including tragically, Gabrielle Giffords, with a sniper target over them. If that was … Read more Is the tragedy being politicized?

Influential governor in Pakistan who spoke against insane blasphemy law – assassinated

The BBC reports … (click here) … The influential governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Salman Taseer, has died after being shot by one of his bodyguards in the capital, Islamabad. Mr Taseer, a senior member of the Pakistan People’s Party, was shot when getting into his car at a market. Interior Minister Rehman Malik said … Read more Influential governor in Pakistan who spoke against insane blasphemy law – assassinated