Can We Stop Worrying and Love Iran?

Can We Stop Worrying and Love Iran?

If no good deed goes unpunished, no good diplomatic deed goes unopposed, and certainly the ferocity of opposition to the tentative nuclear deal between Iran and the international community (represented …


"Redshirts" protest in Thailand

Living Thailand’s Turmoil from Los Angeles

As you may have seen in the news, political strife in Thailand has reached a boiling point again. In the capital, Bangkok, hundreds of thousands of people recently took to …


Nelson Mandela statue

Mandela and Tyrants: a Defense

In late 1992, when I was a student living in China, Nelson Mandela, two years out of prison but not yet elected president, paid a visit to Beijing University. This …


What Makes Sriracha Stink

What Makes Sriracha Stink

News item: A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge last week ordered the Irwindale, California plant that produces the highly popular “rooster sauce” Sriracha to cease operations until it can …