Mother of service member booed over Khan question at Pence rally – POLITICO

Barbara Weisenthal, 56, said she was among those booing and that Khizr Khan did not have the “right” to say what he did about Trump at the DNC. His speech “was almost like slander,” she said.Of the woman who asked the question, Weisenthal said it was “probably not the best place to do that.”Jack Christenson, himself a veteran, said the questioner may have had the right to ask her question of Pence, but not “to violate everyone else’s rights,” which he said she did by speaking out at the event.“She was claiming that Trump was somehow insulting the veterans,” said Roen Horn, 29. He called that idea “a bunch of crap.”“She was politicizing the veterans,” she said. “She had an agenda.”

Source: Mother of service member booed over Khan question at Pence rally – POLITICO

Frida Berrigan: “Pow, Pow, Yous Are Dead!” – Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics

We know where that problem ends, but it starts somewhere, too. One place to begin to look, at least, is at how our kids—particularly our boys—play, and how they are nurtured (or not), and taught to express their emotions (or not). It is, at least in part, up to us, their parents, to decide whether they are going to be the ones who help repair our society and reorient us (or not). And it begins with the kinds of care and love they receive, the kinds of conversations they are invited into, the kinds of expectations they are given about behavior and relationships.I don’t want to raise Seamus, Madeline, or Rosena in the austere, ripped from the headlines of horror, polemical atmosphere that was the essence of my own childhood. But I don’t want them to get comfortable with killing either.I want so much more for, and from, my little boy than “Pow, pow, yous are dead now!” And that starts with taking the gun or the stick or the rainbow flag out of his hands, sitting him down, and having a hard conversation about what guns actually do to people– and how much killing hurts us all.

Source: Frida Berrigan: “Pow, Pow, Yous Are Dead!” – Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics

Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 30 ( July 25-31)

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Top Headlines

  • IMF mission arrives in Cairo to discuss Egypt’s loan request
  • Al-Azhar rejects Egypt government decision to standardize Friday sermons
  • Egypt has not received political asylum request from Turkish cleric Gulen
  • Central Bank of Egypt decided to leave its benchmark interest rates unchanged
  • Egypt appeal court upholds 1-year sentence for TV host Behery in contempt of religion case
  • Israel’s Netanyahu celebrates Egypt National Day

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