The Dalai Lama, democracy promoter

Carl Gershman, president of the National Endowment for Democracy, writes, Now that the White House has announced that President Obama will receive the Dalai Lama, it is important that he

McChrystal and civilian casualties

The NY Times reports on the aggressive measures American forces are taking to show their concern for civilian casualties during the battle for Marja: MARJA, Afghanistan — Twelve bodies —

Teacher unions are the worst

Via John Derbyshire, I saw this great little story: A school superintendent in Rhode Island is trying to fix an abysmally bad school system. Her plan calls for teachers at



How long do you think some random New York Times editor has been waiting to use the word “skulduggery” in a headline? “New hints of skulduggery in Hamas killing,” reads

Taliban #2 captured in Pakistan

Sonny posted it on Twitter, but it deserves a post here as well. Mullah Baradar, the Taliban’s top military commander, was captured in Karachi as part of a joint operation

Famous for being famous?

I’m pretty sure I’ve blogged about this before, but it bears repeating: The notion that Sarah Palin is “famous for being famous,” a la a Paris Hilton or Nicole Richie,

Bayh-Bayh, Evan

Bayh-Bayh, Evan

Pete and Patrick have already posted on Evan Bayh’s retirement from the Senate. Yet the responsibility falls on me to employ one of the most obvious and predictable puns of

The looming sportspocalypse

I’d wager it’s almost certain we’ll see a work stoppage in either the NBA or NFL for the 2011 season, and there’s a decent chance both leagues will shut down.