Month: September 24, 2009

Sep 24,2009

Would the implosion of North Korea be that bad?

Noah Millman lists as one of the “bad things that haven’t happened yet” the implosion of North Korea: Maybe this isn’t exactly a “bad thing” since North Korea suffers under...

Sep 24,2009

Disappearing Colleges?

Ezra links to this Washington Monthly story by Kevin Carey asking if colleges will go the way of the newspaper: StraighterLine is the brainchild of a man named Burck Smith, an...

Sep 22,2009

The old media are the new media

Terry Teachout revisits the late 1940s, when television was the new kid on the block and big radio was headed over a cliff like a corporate lemming: Everybody in America...

Sep 21,2009

A live boy or a dead girl

Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards famously said “The only way I can lose is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.” Well, it looks...

Sep 21,2009

The J Street Davids vs the AIPAC Goliath

That’s the story being sold by last week’s NYT Magazine. It’s the kind of story J Street will probably excerpt heavily in its fundraising materials. But sending out the full...

Sep 21,2009

Obama: I refuse to tell you what I think

Obama’s big speech on healthcare was supposed to be the turning point where he took control of the debate. On CNN Sunday morning, he didn’t sound like he’d take charge:...