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  • Why can’t American airport security be run more like Israeli?

    While North America’s airports groan under the weight of another sea-change in security protocols, one word keeps popping out of the mouths of experts: Israelification. That is, how can we make our airports more like Israel’s, which deal with far greater terror threats with far less inconvenience. “It is mind boggling for us Israelis to…

  • The Comics Journal: Online & Off

    For some cultural things I much prefer the journalism about a thing more than the thing itself. Sports is one area, for example, I really enjoy the reporting of Bob Costas and HBO’s Real Sports show. Another area where the reportage gets more attention than the thing itself is in comics. You may or may…

  • Prop 8 Trial Coverage

    If you were interested in Proposition 8 court coverage from those working against Prop 8, you might check out: and