Play of the Day: Can Anybody Broker A Lasting Ceasefire Between Israel and Hamas?

By Mauro Whiteman

July 29, 2014

As fighting continues between Israel and Hamas, the United Nations can finally help facilitate a lasting peace. Or not. Maybe growing international pressure will persuade the main actors away from violence. Maybe Egypt. Jon Stewart wants anybody but Secretary of State John Kerry.

Plus: The New York Times supports legalizing marijuana (not just to sell more papers). The NYPD are in hot water over the use of a chokehold that has injured and killed arrestees. And the Colbert Report knows why some New Yorkers support an apartment's plans to build a "poor door" for less wealthy residents.


By Mauro Whiteman

July 29, 2014

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