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Super Mom Blogger on the Gaza


There are good and less good sources on the bloodshed in Gaza. Then there are sources like these: Laila El-Haddad is a Palestinian journalist, a mother, and a tireless blogger whose dispatches are among the closest we've found to getting what it's like on the ground in Gaza right now.Back and forth from the U.S. to Gaza, she is currently in North Carolina, where she's lived since the borders were closed in '06. She skypes with her fam, though, and her daily dispatches offer a chilling and intimate look at how day-to-day life is being impacted for folks there. You can also read her here, in the Guardian, and read or watch her here, at Al Jazeera.
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Prager used the discussion to make the point that people are allowed to use anti-Jewish slurs but cannot use the N-word because "the Left" controls American culture.

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