Smart Commentary on the Crisis in the Middle East

Smart Commentary on the Crisis in the Middle East

July 22, 2006

The crisis in the Middle East is certainly dominating news coverage. In a lamentably predictable fashion, however, for the most part, the coverage adds up to little more than a tit-for-tat scorecard. There is little or no background, no context, frequent errors of fact, and, on occasion, some stunningly blatant bigotry. Once again, though, the Internet is helping to fill the void created by the maladies that ail big media. My wonderfully talented and brilliant cousin, Jeff, for example, has a growing collection of informative essays and links on the topic.

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<p>My published work since 1985 has focused mostly on public policy, technology, science, education and business. I’ve written more than 600 articles for a variety of magazines, journals and newspapers on these often interrelated subjects. The topics I have covered include analysis of progressive approaches to higher education, entrepreneurial trends, e-learning strategies, business management, open source software, alternative energy research and development, voting technologies, streaming media platforms, online electioneering, biotech research, patent and tax law reform, federal nanotechnology policies and tech stocks.</p>

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