Month: March 21, 2009

Mar 21,2009

Faulty reasoning

Re: the Osirak Option, Matt Yglesias says: But there’s really no reason to think that unilateral airstrikes will do anything to the delay the point at which Iran has a...

Mar 21,2009

Take zat!

You’ve gotta love people who protest by reading a book (or at least buying a book or saying that they’ve read it). From the Telegraph: Mr Sarkozy, a man often...

Mar 20,2009

Father and Son

A lot of dumb jokes leap to mind when imagining what it might be like to be raised by George Orwell, but I found this account quite moving.

Mar 20,2009

This one goes to 11

The Times has a thoroughly useless op-chart today on the states of Iraq and Afghanistan. Of particular interest is Iraq’s supposed measure of political progress at 7 on a scale...

Mar 20,2009

A story I will never, ever read

From the front page of Slate: Sad State: How being a governor became the toughest job in America. By Eliot Spitzer. “In fact, it was so hard I had to...

Mar 20,2009

Jon Stewart’s Selective Ire

You could hardly be human, American, and a consumer of television media in the loosest sense and have missed last week’s duel between the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart and Mad...