Tough but true

From Ross Douthat: Here’s a tip for liberals: If your candidate is going to stage enormous rallies in front of tens of thousands of chanting Germans (with monuments to Prussian

The IOC is a joke, cont. (again)

I don’t have the strength to point out the awfulness of the IOC anymore. The crux of this post over at Commentary by Gordon Chang, however, is this: Either the

Looking for racism

Josh Marshall: I note with interest today, John McCain’s new tactic of associating Barack Obama with oversexed and/or promiscuous young white women. (See today’s new ad and this from yesterday.)

Blank Check

It’s understandably difficult to rally Joe Six-Pack—or even Jane Starbucks—around an issue as murky as the recently ratified Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008; the legislation

Reducing emissions isn't the issue…

…because reducing emissions isn’t feasible. Matthew Yglesias is enjoying his time in Aspen, taking breaks from the conferences to lecture the auto/gas industry about how they perceive the future. He



I’ve never been to a Bennigans. I don’t think I’ve actually ever seen a Bennigans in real life. But I was still a little sad to hear that Bennigans is

Westward Ho: How Russia Sees Serbia

Read this fascinating op-ed from Novosti, the Russian News and Information Agency, on “Belgrade’s strange way of getting an EU pass” with the arrest of Karadzic. Very brutal commentary without

The IOC is a joke, cont.

Over at the Wall Street Journal, Michael Sussan points out the absurdity of the IOC banning Iraq from the Olympic games: While the Iraqi government should clearly have refrained from

Don’t Rest on Tadic’s Laurels

This article originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal Europe on July 29, 2008. The arrest of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic last Monday in Belgrade has the West