Politics

Gresham’s Second Law

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who with Robert Cailliau created the World-Wide Web 28 years ago with the specification for HTML, has published an open letter to the Web’s 2 billion users today. The text is here, in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. He invites everybody to share it, so I’ll save you the fatigue of clicking… Read more »

The Crumbling of ISIS

Officially, the Iraqi government is still dampening expectations of an early victory in Mosul. But the news on the ground tells a different story. General Stephen Townsend, commanding the US “assistance” mission, last week: ISIS is down to 2,000 fighters in Mosul, including those now isolated in Tal Afar. Iraqi Federal police, 28 February:  since… Read more »