Month: February 18, 2010

Feb 18,2010

Skulduggery?, ctd

Alan Dershowitz provides a thoughtful analysis of the legal issues involved in the case of the Hamas leader who appears to have been executed by a team of Israeli commandos....

Feb 17,2010

JFK, the History Channel, and what really matters

Interesting piece over at the New York Times documenting the efforts of Robert Greenwald (Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism) to get the History Channel to put the kibosh on...

Feb 17,2010

Wal-Mart, Whole Foods, and perfect worlds

Via the brilliant and fun-loving KMW comes this story in The Atlantic about Wal-Mart’s incursion into the world of Whole Foods-style organic and local food: In the grocery section of...

Feb 17,2010

Has Pakistan turned against the Taliban?

Dan Twining, who studied Pakistan closely during his time at the State Department, takes a closer look at why Pakistan might have cooperated in the capture of Taliban #2, Mullah...

Feb 17,2010

We Are the World redux

There’s a great piece by JVL in the latest issue of The Weekly Standard that gets to the heart of just why celebrity singalongs are oh-so-pointless: Between “We Are the...

Feb 17,2010

Corporate Millions for Black Caucus

In a recent front-page story, the NY Times exposed how corporations have worked around campaign finance laws to send tens of millions of dollars to influential Democrats on the Hill:...