Thursday, May 13, 2010

Soccer Dad

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Hope and change with israel's neighbors

Posted: 13 May 2010 04:19 AM PDT

The Washington Post criticizes the administration's silence over Egypt's extension of its emergency laws for another two years. Last but not least, Mr. Mubarak took advantage of the policy of the Obama administration, which has chosen to soft-pedal the cause of democracy and human rights in Egypt and across the Middle East. Even as it has publicly demanded that Israel freeze Jewish settlements and that Mr. Karzai reform his government, the administration has gently stroked Egypt's strongman, on the theory that the U.S.-Egyptian relationship needed mending after the Bush administration. The result is that Mr. Mubarak, despite his failing health,...

The wal-mart of drug companies

Posted: 13 May 2010 03:42 AM PDT

I haven't commented much on Israel's acceptance into the OECD, but I should have. I would think that one indication of Israel's economic success is the success of Teva, the world's largest generic drug manufacturer. Teva's success is nicely described in a NYT article, that pill you took? It may well be Teva's. Here's a taste: "We're kibbutzniks," says Mr. Marth, 55, an Irish Catholic who grew up in Chicago and not on a citrus grove in the Negev. "Frugality doesn't mean doing less. It means doing as much or more with less." Teva, in fact, does quite a bit....

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