Author: AFF Editors

Jul 26,2009

Worst. Movie. Ever.

How often do you see a review that begins like this? It’s hard to know where — and with whom — to begin when assessing the depraved, worthless piece of...

Jul 25,2009

The Friedman unit

You really can find anything on Wikipedia: The Friedman, or Friedman Unit (F.U.), is a tongue-in-cheek neologism coined by blogger Atrios (Duncan Black) on May 21, 2006. A Friedman is...

Jul 25,2009

Another foray into climate science

As always, my role is the amateur plunging into a pool of expertise. On Thursday, George Will quoted Mark Steyn to the effect, If you’re 29, there has been no...

Jul 25,2009

Welcome to Gates-gate

When I first saw the headlines about Gates being arrested, I thought to myself, “How in the world did the Secretary of Defense get arrested?” No, not that Gates. Henry...

Jul 25,2009

Abu Muqawama, back from Afghanistan

Counterinsurgency blogger Andrew Exum, aka Abu Muqawama, is back from Afghanistan. Andrew explains: I was asked by General McChrystal to be part of a small team of scholars and practitioners...