Michael Shpizner

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Dinner Lab Raises $2.1 Million For Its Modern-Day Supper Club

Dinner Lab, an exclusive supper club that lets up-and-coming chefs test their recipes by preparing multi-course meals for a private audience, has just raised its first outside funding. The previously bootstrapped New Orleans-based company has scored $2.1 million in a seed round led by Dr. John B. …

On 'human shielding' in Gaza | Israel

All fighting within cities and all bombardments of urban spaces, even the most "precise and surgical", is a potential death trap for civilians. Consequently, the permeation of war into cities inevitably transforms their inhabitants into potential human shields.<p>For Palestinians living in Gaza today, …

Does Hamas provoke Israel to attack Gaza? | US & Canada

In much of the North American and western European media reporting on the current Israeli carnage of Palestinians, a common refrain is that Hamas has also shot some rockets towards Israel. Given the sophisticated defence system Israel possesses, courtesy of US taxpayers, none of these rockets hit …

Gaza 1994-2014: The peace that led to war | US & Canada

So much has changed, so little has improved two decades after Israel and the PLO signed the Gaza-Jericho Agreement that paved the way for the beginning of limited Palestinian self- rule.<p>I witnessed first-hand peoples' joy as the Israelis withdrew from the populated centres in the spring of 1994. …

“I am living in a horror movie”: What it’s like to raise a family in Gaza

My voice is only one of millions suffering through the nightmare in Gaza. Is anyone out there listening?<p>I can hear explosions as I write this. They are so close, the furniture rattles and the lamps shake. There’s talk of a ceasefire, but it doesn’t feel like it here. I am living in a horror movie.<p>I …

When the Taliban Meets Hobby Lobby

Tehrik-e-Taliban, the Pakistani Taliban, is a closely held, profit-making enterprise organized on religious principles. One of its principles, announced as public policy in July, 2012, is that children should not be inoculated against polio, because the vaccines violate God’s law. So sincere are …

On one-year Windsor anniversary, 9th Circuit delivers best gay rights gift

Alison Frankel<p>« Previous Post<p>Forum selection clauses are killing multiforum M&A litigation<p>Next Post »<p>Why Parmalat litigation v. Grant Thornton is like 0-0 soccer game<p>No comments so far<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a …

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5 reasons why Al Gore is optimistic about global warming

<b>Former Vice President Al Gore</b><p>The former VP has “genuine and realistic hope” that we are on a path to solve the climate crisis<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>June 18, 2014 4:38pm (UTC)<p>Al Gore has some optimistic thoughts to help you face the terrifying existential threat of climate change.<p>The former vice president …

Dr. Oz’s bad medicine

<b>Dr. Mehmet C. Oz (AP/Lauren Victoria Burke)</b><p>Claire McCaskill goes after the celebrity doctor<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>June 18, 2014 2:23pm (UTC)<p>For years now, Dr. Mehmet Oz has been a fixture in the uniquely odd world of public American medical "expertise," first as a trusted guest on "Oprah," then as …

Republicans Finally Admit Why They Really Hate Obamacare

Conservatives spent years predicting Obamacare would collapse in all manner of gloomy scenarios. But those predictions all occurred in the run-up to …

Krugman on the post-Cantor GOP: “An ugly political scene is about to get even uglier”

<b>Paul Krugman (Reuters/Chip East)</b><p>“Lip service to extremism isn’t enough.” The GOP faithful “needs to believe that you really mean it”<p>Katie McDonough<p>June 13, 2014 1:54pm (UTC)<p>Eric Cantor is out and "movement conservatism" is dying, writes Paul Krugman in his Friday column for the New York Times. …

The Republican Party’s Goldwater moment

The final months of the 2014 primary season are going to be scrutinized like an encrypted National Security Agency tweet for hints of where the Republican Party is headed. If the tea party can build on its historic defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, pulling off a few more improbable …