In case my readers here are interested, in the wake of the Newton, CT massacre, I wrote a piece about what I think needs to be done about the US’ passion for the gun that is leading to more and more horror. It’s here at my general blog.
The United States may be easing up its customary pressure on Europe to go along with it in its blanket protection of Israel no matter how far Israel pushes the envelope. Early indications are that Europe just doesn’t need the pressure, they’re not going to pressure Israel anyway, despite the recent arrogant comments by both Bibi Netanyahu and Yvet Lieberman. But in the long term, maybe there’s a little more hope down the European road than the US one. I explore this in this week’s piece at Souciant.