SodaStream: Set the Bubbles Free? First, Set Palestinians Free

SodaStream: Set the Bubbles Free? First, Set Palestinians Free

Lyndi Borne is a media intern at the Institute for Policy Studies. Among many of the usual suspects airing ads during the Super Bowl, one small company shook up some conversation with an ad that was banned by CBS. The company, SodaStream, acts like it’s doing...

Gaza Plunges Deeper into Misery

This month, the Shurat HaDin Law Center is taking foreign tourists on an eight-day “exploration of Israel’s struggle for survival and security” that includes briefings by intelligence officers and demonstrations by masked commandoes, as well as...

Stern Warning

The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change released in England last week—and named after the former World Bank economist Nicholas Stern—predicts a 20% cut in global economic activity if climate change continues unabated. Environmentalists have...

Not Just Iraq

The Bush administration is getting a drubbing from domestic allies and adversaries alike for its policy in Iraq. Yesterday, The Washington Post declared October 2006 to be the likely tipping point as the public, the politicos, and the punditry have all concluded that...

FOG Problems

George Bush is losing some of his best global buddies. Junichiro Koizumi stepped down last month as the Japanese prime minister, just in time to leave North Korea’s nuclear test in the hands of his successor, Shinzo Abe. Tony Blair will be shortly handing over...

Clueless Empires

Wisdom can be very powerful, but the powerful are rarely very wise. The United States is currently going down a well-worn path with its foreign policy. Previous empires have passed this way before, and their wreckage should be visible to the observant. James Fallows...