As you may know the members of the Watcher’s Council each nominate one of his or her own posts and one non-Council post for consideration by the whole Council. The complete list of this week’s Council nominations is here.
The Glittering Eye, “Securing the Food Supply”
Since Menu Foods announced a major recall of pet food, I’ve been pretty much all pet food recall/all the time here at The Glittering Eye. My submission for this week is the first installment in a series I’m writing on the recall and its larger implications. The second installment is here. I hope to post the third installment sometime today.
Soccer Dad, “Anti-Terror Success”
Soccer Dad notes that terrorism, like any other crime, requires motive, means, and opportunity.
The Colossus of Rhodey, “’Question Any Excuses…’”
Hube comments on combating institutionalized racism, Seattle school system style. If the reports are to be believed, the Seattle school system is sounding increasingly like St. Trinian’s on the Sound.
Eternity Road, “The Scourging”
Francis Porretto’s submission this week is a wide-ranging rumination on power, justice, the opponents of things as they are, and the search for a Utopia that’s forever out of reach.
Rhymes with Right, “A Miracle for PJP2”
Greg comments on the status of the movement to canonize the late Pope John Paul II. IMO the rush to canonize him is unseemly.
Big Lizards, “How to Win/Lose in Iraq”
Dafydd ab Hugh has a lengthy commentary on an article I linked to a week or so ago from Arthur Herman, How to Win in Iraq, sub-titled And How to Lose.
Done With Mirrors, “Not the End of the World”
There are times when I could just kiss Callimachus and after reading this wonderful post on the weaknesses (and strengths which are much the same thing) of the Bush Administration was one of them.
Cheat Seeking Missiles, “Barbie vs. the Mullahs”
The title of Laer’s post pretty much says it all. I think that conservatives in traditional societies are right to be concerned about the phenomenon of the Barbie doll. After all, she did subvert our society.
I remember vividly that, shortly after Mattel’s introduction of its flagship product, my parents purchased one for one of my sisters. That night we sat at the dining room table and my parents examined the doll in wonder. It was an enormous, dramatic, audacious, in-your-face departure from the other dolls that were on the market at the time.
The Education Wonks, “Newt Criticizes Bilingual Ed. and Gets Nuked!”
Is there any way to generate more controversy than by going up against an entrenched educational interest group? Of course, there’s bilingual education and there’s bilingual education. When bilingual education is a means towards gaining facility in English it’s an enormously positive program; when it’s a substitute for doing so it’s damaging.
Bookworm Room, “Leftist Media Bias, Israeli Style”
Bookworm recounts the campaign to undermine the reputation of Yoni Netanyahu, the only Israeli military casualty in the 1976 Entebbe raid and the brother of Benjamin.
Freedom Fighter takes examples from France and the seizing of British sailors by the Iranians as instances of the oft-suggested status of Jews as the canaries in the coal mine.
Right Wing Nut House, “Brits Ready to Stick It to the Iraqis to Get Their Hostages Back”
The British service personnel seized by the Iranians are on Rick Moran’s mind, too, and in his submission this week he finds himself experiencing deja vu.
Well, I’ve decided which posts I’ll vote for this week. Which would get your votes?