Simple, elegant and wrong

Sonny’s right about the applications of plausible deniability in the war on terrorism. The trouble is that “plausible” part. It’s one thing when a senior Syrian security official gets stabbed

Striking Syria

Striking Syria

David points out that someone in the military has confirmed that the U.S. struck a site in Syria that appears to have been a safe haven/entry point for terrorists into

8 years later

8 years later

Ordinarily, this would fall flat on its face, but these guys have accomplished a rare feat: repeating history first as farce, and second as tragedy:

Hey Sarah Palin

Hey Sarah Palin

Nothing like turning something you’d otherwise be inclined to urinate on into an original work of art. Duchamp would love YouTube… (Hat tip: JJ)

U.S. strikes targets in Syria

The U.S. military confirms that it launched a special forces strike near the town of Abu Kamal, inside Syria, a few miles over the border from Iraq. I don’t know

Waiting for the Barbarians

Donadio’s fine post on the madness of Mr. Krauthammer put me in mind of the wonderful poem by Constantine Cavafy, “Waiting for the Barbarians”: What are we waiting for, assembled

Charles Krauthammer on John McCain

Charles Krauthammer has penned his endorsement of John McCain: The case for McCain is straightforward. The financial crisis has made us forget, or just blindly deny, how dangerous the world

The virtues of clarity

Ordinarily, the experience of reading Leon Wieseltier’s turgid prose is akin to masturbating in warm bathwater. Today, however, I came upon a surprisingly on-the-nose expression of his political preferences, which