As Laura Rozen and Mark Goldberg point out, it looks as if the foreign policy hawks are starting to turn their attention back to China. This shouldn’t be surprising, for a whole number of diff
Read this exceptional post by Daniel Davies at Crooked Timber. Davies shows how most of the critiques of the Lancet study on Iraqi casualties can be systematically demolished, and that the “980
In my inexplicable effort to keep at least one conservative blog on my regular reading list (tacitus has been a bit of a disaster lately) I paid a rare visit to Oxblog. In addition to the giddy, subs
In the comment section, Redbeard asks: Since the insurgents will always melt away and hide when we invade a town, might we be better off NOT pulverizing cities and trying to get them to field a candi
You know how Van Halen started with David Lee Roth, and yet somehow replaced him with a succession of lead singers who were exponentially worse? That pretty much sums up our new Attorney General. You&
Let me join Alex at Martini Republic in wishing Ennio Morricone a happy seventy-sixth birthday. May he have many more.
I don’t follow the ins and outs of DOJ behavior anywhere near as closely as Matthew Yglesias probably does, so for all I know there’s merit to his highly qualified defense of Ashcroft. Th
Rebel Fighters Who Fled Attack May Now Be Active Elsewhere Hmm. Really? Are you suggesting the insurgents may retreat in the face of an overwhelming conventional assault mounted by a professional mili