Month: July 25, 2009

Jul 25,2009

Abu Muqawama, back from Afghanistan

Counterinsurgency blogger Andrew Exum, aka Abu Muqawama, is back from Afghanistan. Andrew explains: I was asked by General McChrystal to be part of a small team of scholars and practitioners...

Jul 25,2009

The generals of ’76

The Wall Street Journal has a very good profile today of the West Point Class of 1976, whose graduates include Ray Odierno, our commander in Iraq, and Stanley McChrystal, our...

Jul 24,2009

Summer cocktails

Rod points out that the NY Times has published its summer drinks issue; Rod shares his own favorite beverage (which sounds pretty interesting; I might have to incorporate the habanero...

Jul 23,2009

High taxes drain talent

Matt Yglesias points out that because Florida has no income tax NBA superstars might be more inclined to play for Miami than the New York Knicks, because NYC has massive...

Jul 23,2009

Adam Jones is very good, Joe Posnanski!

I’ve learned to live with big media types ignoring my Orioles. They probably deserve it, what with their decade of futility and soul-crushing contempt for the fan base. But I...