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Marriage – What is it good for?

The one thing that I am questioned about as I am now into my late twenties is when are you going to get married? Sometimes you get the curious look if I bat on the other side or I am not interested in marriage at this moment. 935 more words


"American Sniper" and being "anti-war"

Spoilers for the film American Sniper are going to be in here somewhere, I guess, I don’t really know what qualifies as a “spoiler.” Anyway, you were warned. 1,515 more words

Middle East

More trouble in Nigeria, potentially a lot more

Boko Haram has apparently set its sights on Maiduguri, assaulting the city on Sunday in an attack that killed at least 200. At the same time, they were… 182 more words


Ukraine's non-ceasefire is officially over now, right?

Without suggesting in any way that Ukraine’s civil war ever really stopped, because it never really did, it seems clear now that it’s back on in a big way. 545 more words


Yemen seems a little more chaotic than usual today

Now this is how you do a political catastrophe. Yemen’s entire cabinet apparently tendered its resignation to President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi earlier today, followed quickly by Hadi himself tendering his resignation to parliament. 638 more words


Strange bedfellows, or maybe not so strange

Last week a Syrian writer named Khaled Atallah (a pseudonym) wrote a piece for Al-Monitor’s “Syria Pulse” blog speculating that Israel and the Al-Qaeda affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra… 759 more words