Month: February 17, 2010

Feb 17,2010

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...

Feb 17,2010

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 —...

Feb 16,2010

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...

Feb 16,2010

Skulduggery?

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...

Feb 16,2010

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...