Technology Teacher

I wrote an article for the Technology Teacher which should be out about now, although they don’t have online access. The article was about Design Squad, an excellent PBS show aimed at the 9 yrs old and above crowd and is reality show where teams compete by building things. Yes, it teaches engineering and science…

Another Altercation comment

A comment I made to the blog Altercation was published on Friday. I realize it sounds like it could be sarcastic or cynical, but I’m really curious about what the mission in Afghanistan will be.

More on Moqtada al-Sadr

Well, turns out people better informed than me also think that Moqtada al-Sadr is one of the central figures in Iraq, marginalized by the Iraqi and American governments (as well as the American media). Here’s a post with the last chapter of Patrick Cockburn’s new book Muqtada: Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia Revival, and the Struggle…

Victory in Iraq

Is it just me, or is it clear to everyone who the winner of the war in Iraq is? Is it just a matter of time before he’s identified by everyone else? I’m writing, of course, about Moqtada al-Sadr. He and his Mahdi army have been powerful forces and power brokers for a long time.…