The Paranoid Strain

Unlike Reihan, I have absolutely no qualms with shameless self promotion. The key to quality shameless self promotion, however, is adding value to the post. I don’t think it’s enough

Mitt Romney = Spiro Agnew?

At The Plank, Michelle Cottle is in a tizzy over the prospect of Mitt Romney as John McCain´s surrogate pointman on foreign policy: Has John McCain suffered a severe blow

Poverty diffusion

There’s a fascinating piece in the July/August issue of the Atlantic by Hanna Rosin about the failure of programs designed to move poverty-stricken families out of the projects and into

Grit vs. Glitz

Lord knows I love both shameless self-promotion and the NBA; as such, here’s a piece by me in today’s Washington Times about the Lakers, Celtics, and celebrity fans. Official prediction:

More troops

More troops

As promised to commenter Will, an answer to this question: “What policies do you think would have salvaged the situation in Iraq circa 2003?” That answer is almost certainly more

Francophilia and the Future of Europe

Jim Manzi has recently re-promoted American francophilia. I like this, and sympathize deeply with French civilization and French culture for many of the same reasons Jim and Charles Murray dwell

Goldfarb, McCain, and the media

I’m glad Reihan penned a defense of my once and (probably) future colleague Michael Goldfarb and his hiring by the McCain campaign over at the Scene. Lefty reaction has been

Toobin watch

Toobin watch

After Kathleen Parker noted the same thing I noted over at the Corner, Jeffrey Toobin shot Kathryn Jean Lopez an email apologizing to Labash and the Standard for his discourtesy.

Hillary Martyrdom Watch

Literally: I didn’t know it would feel this bad. I didn’t know it would feel this personal. I’m all for a united Democratic party. But losing my last chance to