About Avi Kramer

Avi is a fiction writer living in Boston.

An Afternoon Subpoena for Karl Rove

By July 26, 2007

SJC Chairman Patrick Leahy says he "exhausted every avenue of voluntary cooperation from [Rove] and the White House." Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy announced Thursday he had subpoenaed White House adviser Karl Rove and his deputy. He accused them of … Read More

Shvitz Spritz: Who Isn’t In Love with Jason Bourne?

Shvitz Spritz: Who Isn’t In Love with Jason Bourne?
By July 26, 2007

  "The Bourne Ultimatum" looking good [The Hollywood Reporter], and in the battle of the Jameses, Bourne could kick Bond's ass. [CNN] Tour de France leader booted from the race after testing positive for a blood transfusion. [The Huffington Post] … Read More

Mideast News Roundup

Mideast News Roundup
By July 25, 2007

Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers arrived in Jerusalem representing the only two Arab governments that have signed peace deals with Israel. They spoke today about the peace initiative and specifically avoided referencing the Arab League, which has never recognized Israel. … Read More

Alberto Gonzales Has the Credibility of a Tour de France Cyclist

By July 25, 2007

A senior French doping official said Wednesday yet another rider failed a doping test, this time for testosterone. Talking Points Memo has the highlight reel of Gonzales's lying "trainwreck testimony." 

Bombers Target Soccer Fans

By July 25, 2007

Breaking news from the BBC: A car bomb has exploded in Baghdad, killing at least 10 people as they celebrated the victory of their country's football team. Thousands had gathered on the streets of Baghdad, dancing and chanting in a … Read More

Photo of the Day: Something to Cheer About

Photo of the Day: Something to Cheer About
By July 25, 2007

To follow up on Mr. Eugenides' post this morning on Iraq's soccer victory over South Korea in the semifinals of the Asian Cup, here's a Times' photo of the greatest jubilation known to man; that is, when your futbol team … Read More

Shvitz Spritz: Hillary and Lindsay Sitting in a Tree

Shvitz Spritz: Hillary and Lindsay Sitting in a Tree
By July 25, 2007

Hillary and Lindsay lead the headlines. [Drudge Report] Poor Paris is lost in the shuffle. [TMZ] White House never sought approval for spying program. [Think Progress] In attorney firing scandal, contempt charges for White House aides who ignored subpoenas. [The … Read More

Panamanian Melting Pot

Panamanian Melting Pot
By July 24, 2007

A welcome JTA article on the peaceful coexistence of Zionist Jews and Palestine-supporting Arabs in Panama: Inside the stores here — wholesale distribution centers for Asian goods seeking Latin American importers — businesses run by Orthodox Jews and Arab Muslims … Read More