Does Hillary Really Have the Foreign-Policy Advantage?


July 28, 2016 Does Hillary Really Have the Foreign-Policy Advantage? by Uri Friedman   Clinton says Trump’s wrong about the world. But she still needs to explain why she’s right. Imagine you’ve had it with your house. Or, more precisely, you’re conflicted about it. You’ve loved living there. It’s a mid-century design—the biggest house on … Continue reading

Malaysia–Eunuchs keep Najib Razak in power


July 28, 2016 Malaysia– Eunuchs keep Najib Razak  in power by Zaid Ibrahim In the days of emperors who ruled over vast empires, eunuchs were deployed as their palace guards. These emperors required men they could trust implicitly to take care of their concubines and mistresses—some emperors had more than a thousand wives. The emperors could … Continue reading

Exit, now BNexit, Collapsit?


July 27, 2016 Exits, now BNexit, Collapsit? by Dean Johns Rogues Gallery I’ve been enjoying lots of exciting times lately. First arriving in London in time to experience the immediate aftermath of Brexit, which for many people over there was a matter for bitter Regrexit, and now returning home to the welcome spectacle of 1MDB … Continue reading

BERSIH 5.0– It’s about restoring Malay Dignity


July 27, 2016 BERSIH 5.0– It’s about restoring Malay Dignity by S. Thayaparan http://www.malaysiakini.com “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”–– John F Kennedy, remarks on the first anniversary of the Alliance for Progress,  March 13, 1962. COMMENT:  My non-Malay friends, those disinterested in the state of the country but claim … Continue reading

Hell, Heaven, Potentates, Priests and Politicians and the Business of Religion–Coping with Uncertainty


July 28, 2016 Hell, Heaven, Potentates, Priests and Politicians and the Business of Religion–Coping with Uncertainty by  Dr. Lim Teck Ghee [R]eligion has an “autoimmune disease”, a critical flaw … that leads to its misuse…. The disease’s two main symptoms are “God intoxication”… and “God manipulation”. From ‘Religion’ , Brook Wilensky-Lansford’s review of “Putting God … Continue reading