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Israel to ease blockade of Gaza

BBC News | Middle East | World Edition - Jun 17 04:59

Israel moves to ease the land blockade of the Gaza Strip and allow more civilian goods to enter the Palestinian territory....


Turning tables?

BBC News | Middle East | World Edition - Jun 17 03:53

Israel hopes inquiry will put spotlight on Gaza boat activists ...


Israel extends Gaza blockade talk

BBC News | Middle East | World Edition - Jun 17 03:29

Israel's security cabinet extends talks on the possible easing of Gaza's blockade into a second day, amid international pressure....


Syria warns of Mid-East conflict

BBC News | Middle East | World Edition - Jun 17 03:07

The Syrian president tells the BBC that Israel's attack on the Gaza flotilla has increased the chances of war in the Middle East....


US expands sanctions on Iran

BBC News | Middle East | World Edition - Jun 16 20:46

The US announces additional measures against Iran, days after fresh UN sanctions, amid fears over its nuclear programme....


Am I a threat?

BBC News | Middle East | World Edition - Jun 16 18:14

Jordan suspect on his life under UK 'house arrest' ...


Turkey army 'attacks PKK in Iraq'

BBC News | Middle East | World Edition - Jun 16 11:57

Turkish troops cross into northern Iraq in pursuit of Kurdish rebels and kill four militants, Turkish officials say....


Clashes over Israel building site

BBC News | Middle East | World Edition - Jun 16 11:55

At least 15 people are wounded as Israeli police clash with ultra-Orthodox Jews protesting at a construction site in Jaffa....


'Yalla, bye'

BBC News | Middle East | World Edition - Jun 16 08:02

Can Lebanon save Arabic from slowly going extinct?...


Call to ban Iraq female mutilation

BBC News | Middle East | World Edition - Jun 16 06:54

Human Rights Watch calls on authorities in Kurdish areas of Iraq to ban the practice of female circumcision....


Egypt introduces Alexandria smoking ban

BBC News | Middle East | World Edition - Jun 16 06:41

Smoking in government buildings is banned in Alexandria, the start of an effort to ban smoking in Egypt's public places....


New Egypt 'police death' autopsy

BBC News | Middle East | World Edition - Jun 16 06:24

Egyptian authorities order a new autopsy on the corpse of a young man who activists say was killed by the police last week....


Baghdad diary

BBC News | Middle East | World Edition - Jun 16 06:04

Saddam's favourite sculptor attempts a comeback...



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Tom Peters on Creativity and Education

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Two States, One Cup

Hit & Run - Sep 1 20:09

To the many similarities between New Jersey and California -- the basic shape, the endured disapprobation of an uncompre...


California Roundup: Plastic Bags and Government Golf Cart Drivers Are Up; Illegal Immigration, Bad Surfers Are Down

Hit & Run - Sep 1 18:05

* Bankrupt city to make sure every golf cart driver is a government employee: The City of Los Angeles, after spending ...


FCC Will Figure Out What To Do About the Internet Later

Hit & Run - Sep 1 17:41

With the FCC’s September meeting just a few weeks away—it’s scheduled for S...


New Hong Kong Minimum Wage Law Makes Everyone Unhappy

Hit & Run - Sep 1 17:03

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OK, How About "Jobs Saved But Uncreated"

Hit & Run - Sep 1 16:30

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New at Reason: Katherine Mangu-Ward on Liberating Education Information

Hit & Run - Sep 1 16:30

The Los Angeles Times released performance data on 6,000 district teachers on Sunday, and it caused quite a stir. Liberating teacher performance data is a great way to start out the school y...


Malthusian Hostage Taking Addendum

Hit & Run - Sep 1 15:52

Matt Welch is on top of the Malthusian terror attack on the Discovery Channel. I did want to highlight that the instigator's first demand cites the terrible Daniel Quinn novel Ishmael as a source of inspiration: 1. Th...


Malthusian Hostage-Taker at Discovery Channel

Hit & Run - Sep 1 15:28

As those of you who have televisions or Twitters probably know, there's an armed hostage situation at Discovery Channel headquarters in Silver Spring, Md., just across the line from Washington, D.C. Initial reports, which police officials are not confirming, are that the hostage taker is a 42-year-...


Let His Freak Flag Fly?

Hit & Run - Sep 1 15:21

On the face of it, this looks like one of the cases where the ACLU should be commended for defen...


Reason.tv: Free the 'Shine! Why It's Finally Time to Legalize Liquor

Hit & Run - Sep 1 15:00

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Skeptical Environmentalist - Still Skeptical of Carbon Rationing - Never Skeptical of Warming

Hit & Run - Sep 1 14:22

Yesterday, the <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/30/bjorn-lomborg-cli...


Capitalism and the Company Town

Hit & Run - Sep 1 14:22

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, former Reason staffer Bill Kauffman reviews Hardy Green’s new book The Company Town: The Industrial Edens a...


Concern About Police Secrecy = "Tilting at Windmills"?

Hit & Run - Sep 1 14:14

My column this week was about the continuing secrecy of Virginia's largest police departments and the way the state's law enforcement community is opposing efforts to make the departments even m...


The Kook Abides

Hit & Run - Sep 1 13:26

Feeling glum about life, art, politicians, California, or all four? Then read this uplifting Wall Street Journal tale about what happens when bad art hits bad people in a badly named town. Now ther...