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Give Miller the axe, reporters a shield

The nation has been abuzz about the testimony of New York Times reporter Judy Miller. She recently answered questions before a grand jury empanelled to investigate the leak of Valerie Plames name to the public.… Read More...

The economics of genocide and ineffectiveness of STAND

The national STAND (Student Taking Action Now: Darfur) organization believes that increasing consciousness about the crisis in Darfur both in the United States and abroad will lead to an end of the ethnic cleansing. While… Read More...

De Montesquieu move over, these are real political gurus!

Amazingly, last Sundays Talib Kweli concert was not the stupidest planned concert ever. It was actually fun. But still, Student Events did little to discourage stupidity on all fronts. First off, why would anyone in… Read More...

Pilates: They say it gets easier

This semester, in an effort to get in shape, I enrolled in Pilates. I guess I was expecting some sort of Tae-bo type workout for my abs. Needless to say, I was a bit surprised… Read More...

From the depths of Vicodin I call to you

This past Monday I did something only someone drastically concerned about his dental future to the point of dementia would do. On Monday I hired some guy who spent fifteen or so years in school… Read More...

The Red Sox lost…and thats okay with me.

If youre a Yankees fan, theres really no need to rub it in. I know the deal. We lost. We were swept, no lessthree in a row. Couldnt even survive the first series. I know;… Read More...

The spirit of Yom Kippur Forgiveness? I think not!

Many members of the Brandeis community approached me last week asking for forgiveness, with the dramatic day of Yom Kippur coming on the horizon. For my non-Jewish friends in the audience, this is the time… Read More...

In the beauty of the lilies

This is for those who serve. It merits perennial reflection by all of us who enjoy a thing called freedom, something as vital as air itself, yet just as easy to overlook. For some among… Read More...

Okapi! Lessons from the savanna

Sorry I didnt get an installment of Horseradish to you last week, but classes have my head spinning. And then there are the clubs: Monday is Voices of Praise Gospel Choir; Tuesday is Jewish-Arab Dialogue;… Read More...

Surprise Party Planners with a Death Wish

Have you ever successfully organized a surprise birthday party? I mean single-handedly cooking a huge lunch and hosting 25 people, sleeping three hours a night and using public transportation to get into another city just… Read More...
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