The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Bahrain, Libya Protests Continue

If you thought camel-riding pro-Mubarak goon squads in Cairo were shocking, check out the news from Libya: Defiant after four decades under Moammar Gadhafi’s hard-line rule, thousands of Libyans voiced their discontent in the eastern city of Benghazi, where a doctor treating the injured Saturday described hovering helicopters firing into the crowds and the sound […]

Bahrain Burning, Silver Soaring

Trouble in the Sunni kingdom in the Persian Gulf that is home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet: MANAMA, Bahrain — Troops and tanks locked down the capital of this tiny Gulf kingdom after riot police swinging clubs and firing tear gas smashed into demonstrators, many of them sleeping, in a pre-dawn assault Thursday that uprooted […]