France and the Burqa
Joni Balter’s column, “Rethinking France’s Burqa Ban”, was a refreshingly balanced, informative and knowledgeable piece. She mentions that she’s there on a journalism fellowship; she didn’t say from whom she received it. Kudos to the newspaper or educational institution that, even in these economically-strapped time, still has the wisdom and forethought to invest their money in programs like this.
In this climate of hyper-politicized cable news and blogs and editorials, this type of “fair and balanced” reporting and opinion truly enlightens.