Mumbai

Mumbai

It’s still not clear who was responsible for the horrific terrorist attacks in Mumbai earlier this week. Signs suggest the Kashmiri group Lashkar-e-Taiba, but the fact that they managed to

Keeping Robert Gates

Fred Kaplan writes on what Robert Gates has brought to the party: Before Gates, the National Security Council was dysfunctional. Rumsfeld would skip meetings and refuse to let his deputies

Doing more with less

Chris Caldwell doubts Hillary Clinton’s coercive diplomacy will work after the U.S. has spent so much political capital in Afghanistan (and presumably, Iraq). He writes in the FT (free registration

New offerings

New offerings

Over on our front page, John Agresto, the former Coalition Provisional Authority education czar and self-described “neoconservative who’s been mugged by reality,” writes about a blossoming liberal arts school in

Meanwhile, in the news section…

The Times is doing some real reporting: TBILISI, Georgia — A parliamentary hearing on the origins of the war between Georgia and Russia in August ended in a furor on

Optimism

Optimism

I got so wrapped up in kvetching about that awful Bobby Jindal piece in Esquire a month back, I forgot to give them their propers for letting Bjorn Lomborg rattle

Felicitous Phrases

Shamelessly ripping off Tyler Cowen, I present today’s sentence of the day: “The more money that was paid, the more men that were laid, the more ladies that were made.”