Glass houses and all that …

I find it a little ironic (in the “interesting coincidence” sense) that TNR is crowing about uncovering a literary hoax. Then again, it might make perfect sense…they have plenty of

Proportionality

Proportionality

I’m always half-amused, half-disgusted when I hear the usual suspects criticize Israel for responding to the incessant rocket bombardments on its territory with a lack of proportionality. To recap: Hamas, the ruling

Soft-core porn Yule Log

Happy holidays, all.  Alessandra Stanley’s got a funny one here on the postmodern Yule Log: It seems like cheating, or bad karma, but it’s possible to have a yule log

The Decider

The Decider

No, it’s not George Bush: It’s Congress. From John Schwenkler’s new digs: The problems of the retailers and the toymakers are beside the point, Colangelo said. “Congress decided these toys

The Warren pick

The Warren pick

John McWhorter: “Overall, expecting Obama to treat social conservatism as beyond the pale proposes that Obama dismiss a frame of reference typical, whether many of us like it or not,

Gift ideas for nerds

This Map of the Verse (aka the world of Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Serenity) would surely warm the cockles of your sci-fi geek’s heart.

What the World Wants (and What It Will Get)

Change was the touchstone of President-elect Barack Obama’s campaign, and his promise to make a clean break from the Bush administration fueled his success in the Democratic primaries. But if history is any guide, Democrats, the world and Obama himself are likely to be disappointed by the gap between what Washington wants to do and what it has to do.