Matt Labash on Marion Barry

America’s greatest living treasure, a/k/a Matt Labash, has a 9,500 word profile on Marion Barry this week. He had access to the Mayor For Life for several days; he went

Misguided Realpolitik

This is the second in a series of four articles trying to come to terms with Obama’s foreign policy. Click here to read Part 1, Part 3 and Part 4..

Japan set for historic elections

Yukio Hatoyama, expected to be Japan’s next prime minister, published a strange anti-American polemic in the NY Times earlier this week. Michael Goldfarb is ticked off. Dov Zakheim says its

Why are Jews liberals?

That is the title of Norman Podhoretz’s new book. It won’t be out until September 8th, but the current issue of Commentary presents a symposium on the book, with contributions



From the Washington Post (!) today: [Khalid Sheik] Mohammed cooperated, and to an extraordinary extent, only when his spirit was broken in the month after his capture March 1, 2003,

The ethics of outing bloggers

I was a little amused to see Conor Friedersdorf’s post on anonymous DC blogger Roissy today: Do you know what should bother feminists (and everyone else too)? The Web site

Healthcare: Obama vs. Schumer

Give Chuck Schumer credit. He was trying really, really — yes, really — hard to pretend that the President hasn’t waffled on the public option, backing away from his commitment