I’ve learned this morning about a new British passion. Well, actually, it’s an old passion, but it’s newly reborn. I’m talking about the scythe.
The scythe is an ancient tool with a curved wooden handle and a long metal blade. Before gasoline-powered lawn mowers, the scythe was the tool people used to cut grass.
The moment that the Prince of Cambridge was born, thick storm clouds over the field where I was playing soccer opened up, revealing the warm glow of the sun, as members of both teams sank to their knees and gave praise.
Children in the towns nearby began eating their Brussels sprouts without complaint, and the […]
The Shard, at over 300 meters tall, is the highest standing skyscraper in all of Europe. It’s also the home of Shell Oil’s headquarters in Britain. The combination of these factors led six activists associated with Greenpeace to climb the tower, without permission, as a dramatic protest against drilling for oil in the Arctic. They […]
Back during the Bush administration, it was common for liberals to declare “Bush lied!” because, well, he did. Often. About matters of life and death.
Will those same liberals now declare “Obama lied!”?
In February 2009, a letter marked “Obama administration’s communication” was delivered from the U.S. State Department to the British government [the name […]
The UK Human Genetics Commission reports on DNA database sweeps by the British police:
It is now the norm to arrest offenders for everything if there is a power to do so … It is apparently understood by serving police officers that one of the reasons, if not the reason, for the change in practice […]
According to an article in tomorrow’s New York Times, documents that the United States and British governments under the Bush, Blair, Obama and Brown administrations have gone to court to prevent from being released support the allegations of Binyam Mohamed, who has been held for seven years in detention without any charges at the Guantanamo […]
When I tell you that the United States may have tortured a person it has indefinitely detained at its Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba, what do you think?
Does what you think change when I tell you that his detention is based on a confession he made in a Moroccan prison under torture and on […]