Author: AFF Editors

Aug 02,2009

Palin: Anatomy of the divorce rumor

The Orlando Sentinel reports on an Alaska blog’s claim that Sarah Palin is getting a divorce: The No. 1 search term in Google right now is “sarah palin divorce.” The...

Jul 31,2009

David Brooks mixes religion and politics

This may make sense if you’re Jewish: Gail, as you know, I begin and end my days by reciting Congressional Budget Office reports. I even put on tefillin, just to...

Jul 31,2009

Um, what’s our mission in Afghanistan?

Are we committed to nation-building, or are we just going to take out Al Qaeda? Here’s Obama announcing his new strategy in March: I want the American people to understand...

Jul 31,2009

Michael Savage: Crunchy hippie liberal

What leads someone to become a fire-breathing right-wing talk show host? Answer: A Ph.D. from Berkeley in nutritional ethnomedicine. Seriously. The current issue of The New Yorker has a very...

Jul 26,2009

Paying the piper (or just doctors and lawyers)

Matt Yglesias is frustrated with the nutty and dysfunctional nature of “fee-for-service” medicine in which doctors are paid for doing stuff rather than for treating illness. I feel the same...