Month: October 30, 2008

Oct 30,2008

The dead vote

This one counts, as Susan Gilmore of the Seattle Times writes: When Jeanette Williams was living in a convalescent home, she always had a Barack Obama button affixed to her...

Oct 30,2008

The joy of bad transliterations

Kalsoom Lakhani has written up the terrible earthquake in Baluchistan. It’s no laughing matter, of course, but I reluctantly confess, this part had me laughing: Today, yet another tragedy has...

Oct 30,2008

Lessons Learned (or, Better Late than Never)

Ta-nehisi Coates has figured it out: No one has conspired to deprive us of power over the past few decades. The American people aren’t stupid. We’ve sucked at articulating our...

Oct 30,2008

The Wishful Thinking school of foreign policy

Yes, there is a difference between imperfect cooperation and no cooperation at all. See: Saudi Arabia. The problem with your argument is that, at this point in time, THERE IS...

Oct 30,2008

The Travis Bickle school of foreign policy

So once again, in Sonny’s view, there’s no difference between imperfect cooperation and no cooperation at all. Some might say we should think a few steps ahead before shaving our...