Monthly Archives: January 2011
Events have been proceeding apace in Egypt and there remains a great deal of uncertainty regarding the future of that country. The latest news as of this posting is that Mubarak has dismissed his government and will announce a new … Continue reading
It seems that in the past few days, sentiments from the ongoing revolution in Tunisia have spread elsewhere in the Arab world and have manifested themselves in huge demonstrations today on the streets of Cairo and Alexandria among other places … Continue reading
I first saw reference to David Hacket Fischer’s Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America in a post on DailyKos by Dana Houle that made reference to some of the maps that I had made of the Democratic primary election … Continue reading
I was dismayed to hear news of a shooting at a political event in Pima, AZ in which six people were killed and U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot. Giffords has survived, despite a shot to the head and is … Continue reading
The new year started with an explosion of the unwelcome variety in Egypt. Muslim extremists set off bombs outside Saints Church in Alexandria, killing 21 Coptic Christians and igniting old ethnic tensions as Copts took to the streets in protest. … Continue reading
The past year has been a bad one for the Euro. Financial crises have rocked the peripheries of the Eurozone and Greece and Ireland actually required bailouts from the EU and and the IMF. Regardless, the Eurozone is continuing its … Continue reading
Welcome 2011, farewell 2010.