THE TRANSMITTER.William F. Buckley praises Norman Podhoretz's World War IV, in which Rudy Giulani's foreign policy brain essentially argues that we should give bin Laden exactly what he wants, which is a war between Islam and the West.
BAD SCIENCE, GOOD POLITICS.Ezra'sposts on supply-side crackpottery reminded me of its similarity to another brand of crackpottery, intelligent design, specifically the way that supply-side theory and ID are both essentially cultural/political arguments dressed up as science.
IN WHICH I SHARE MY THOUGHTS ON LAST NIGHT'S DEBATE, MALE FASHION, AND A NEW DRINKING GAME. The word for the night was Anbar. Anbar! Anbar! So much Anbar! I lost count. John McCain excepted, I suspect there's an inverse relationship between the frequency with which a candidate refers to "the success in Anbar province" and the likelihood that the candidate could find Anbar province on a map.