Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Bits and Pieces - June 9, 2010

Another blog on the oil spill. It's one point of view; they don't get everything right, in my opinion, but mostly worth reading from people on the ground.

Business as usual in the oil patch.

Not clear when or whether this commission will have anything to say about passenger mistreatment, but maybe figuring out the economics of air travel will help.

Some good words for the month-long Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference. We forget all too soon the destruction the Bush administration wrought and that Obama needs to turn it back, which was the major achievement of the conference.

The sanctions on Iran passed today by the United Nations Security Council should be used as a basis for more diplomacy.

And, finally, Juan Cole tries to put a good face on this, but I can't help but think that it's an Islamic theological equivalent of the cycles upon cycles that kept being added to the Ptolemaic view of the solar system; a system of logic gone bad. Plus being sexually bizarre.

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