Monthly archive June, 2006

Reporting Women's Protests in Tehran

Nicole Greenfield: Hundreds of women gathered in protest of Iran's gender inequality in Tehran today, mere days before the country's June 17th presidential elections. According to reports, the demonstration was almost immediately met with violence by police, and ended with many women being beaten and arrested. It is an interesting story on many...

Better Kept A Secret

This morning’s Guardian reports that a “secret high-level” study commissioned by London’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been leaked. Why so secret? Because it concludes that Muslim police officers, as a result of their strong family and community ties and other unspecified “cultural” reasons, are more likely to become corrupt than their white counterparts. The...

Chuck Colson: David or Goliath?

Nicole Greenfield: Former Nixon

Zarqawi's Short and Violent Life

The Atlantic has just published an online article by Mary Anne Weaver, who traveled to Jordan just months ago in order to learn the story behind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the insurgent leader killed in Iraq yesterday. It is an excellent behind-the-scenes account of his life and a fine piece of literary journalism. Read “The Short,...

The Stupidest Journalist in America

Jeff Sharlet: In honor of 6/6/06, Ann Coulter unmasks me as... well, if not the anti-Christ, at least one of the stupidist journalists in America...

The Apocalypse is Always Now (But Especially on 6/6/06)

Rob Brendle, associate pastor of the New Life megachurch in Colorado Springs — de facto HQ of the National Association of Evangelicals — has a very frightening message to share on this special day. Elsewhere in the High Plains Messenger: liveblogging the apocalypse. And, for those who prefer their rituals raw and bloody — the...

The End of the World, Again (Plus a Cute Kid)

Gabriel McKee: The remake of The Omen, opening this week, is the latest in an endless line of