Dead Al Qaeda leader gives interview

Eli Lake reports. Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri was killed by a Predator strike last month. This week, he granted an interview to the Asia Times. Comment: Cases like this highlight why

Weekly Standard = Pravda?

TNR’s Jon Chait is furious about Republican demagoguery: There’s not much fun in conceding that your side is winning over public opinion by exploiting ignorance and fear. It’s far more

Next up for Peace Prize: Masseuses!

The head of the Nobel Committee defends giving Obama the Nobel Peace Prize: “All these things have contributed to — I wouldn’t say a safer world — but a world

Tyler Durden: Making Sense

On Roman Polanski: We should do a lot more vigilante justice in this country. It would really keep pedophiles on their toes. The laws should be redone where, if a

No global warming since 1998?

The Weekly Standard blog links to a BBC article which reports, For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.  Naturally, the Standard reminds us



I think I have bloggers block. We’re in a space in the news cycle where I either don’t feel qualified to comment on the news of the day (health care)

Dianne Feinstein, Afghanistan hawk

I’m glad to see a staunch liberal staying strong on this issue. Hypothetical question: What if Feinstein were up for re-election in 2010 instead of 2012? I don’t know, but

Who would Obama give the Prize to?

I’m guessing he wouldn’t answer that question, but I hope his answer would be Morgan Tsavngirai, leader of a peaceful effort to bring democracy and human rights to Zimbabwe, which

What the Norwegians were thinking

The President’s reaction to winning the Nobel Prize was to say he will “not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments.” Presidents rarely refuse to take credit for