We cast him out!

We cast him out!

Thinking about the reaction to Conor Friedersdorf’s original article on Sarah Palin, fealty to the Republican party is essentially a kind of nationalism. Which means it’s Orwell time: As nearly

Slamming George Soros is anti-semitic?

Now, I think anti-semitism is a terrible thing. I’m extremely sympathetic to the idea propagated by some that Israel controls the United States’s foreign policy is an anti-semitic idea. Around

Scenes from the L

Scenes from the L

Last week, while I was riding the train to school, a man entered the carriage and began to address its passengers in a loud voice. He was about mid-thirties, I’d

The Base Base

The Base Base

I’ve always found it apt when the everyman supporters of a political movement are called “the base”. As a coastal elitist snob, I often heap scorn on the base elements

We didn't want that Nobel anyway

I share Adam Kirsch’s frustration and pique regarding the statements by the Nobel academy’s permanent secretary, Horace Engdahl, that Americans haven’t gotten the Nobel recently because “[t]he U.S. is too

Irrelevance

Irrelevance

I don’t chime in too much when it comes to domestic politics and policy because I’m largely out of my depth. I’m a foreign policy guy by inclination, and I