TODAY IN TAP ONLINE. In his column this week, Terence Samuel discusses the disillusionment of the antiwar movement as one of its iconic figures throws in the towel:

With some effort, the most determinedly optimistic among us may be able to find some upsides to the messy U.S. involvement in Iraq; but, in general, the enterprise has produced more than enough disappointment to go around.

And if anyone is entitled to hers, it's Cindy Sheehan.

But Samuel goes on to caution antiwar liberals against losing heart quite yet. Also today, Erica Lipper reviews Michael Chabon's new novel The Yiddish Policemen's Union, a noir whodunit set in an alternate history where Jews live in a federally manadated safe haven in Alaska, established after World War II.

--The Editors