Sam Rosenfeld

Sam Rosenfeld is a Ph.D. candidate in history at Harvard University and a former web editor at the Prospect.

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PROPS, YES, BUT... I share Paul's affection for the good old U.S. post office. But as an employee of what is, in part, still a small-circulation dead tree print magazine, I hasten to say that this particular rate hike is a big problem. More here.

--Sam Rosenfeld


THE PAKISTAN QUESTION. As things get more and more shaky in Pakistan, Kevin Drum rightly anticipates that the country is going to be rising to the top of our domestic political discussions soon enough. He also expresses the ambivalence about what our policy towards Pervez Musharraf and his government should be that I think most American observers share. Certainly I do.


THE WOLFOWITZ ENDGAME. More indication that Paul Wolfowitz's goose is cooked at the World Bank; the board will hear Wolfowitz's testimony tomorrow and make a decision on Wednesday. Meanwhile, if you can get past the utterly glaring and completely unspoken flip-floppery it represents on his part, Sebastian Mallaby's punchy column on Wolfowitz and the bank is definitely worth a look.

HOW FAR. There...

HOW FAR. There are various ways one can look at something like this, but I should say that I think Eve Fairbanks is absolutely right in pointing out that, step by step, Democratic congressional action regarding the Iraq war has consistently turned out to be bolder and more successful than most people -- including the Democrats themselves -- had expected beforehand. There's always the argument that more can be done, but it is worth stepping back for a moment just to note how much the debate over tactics and the limits of the strategically feasible has continued to shift this year, and all in the anti-war direction.

--Sam Rosenfeld


GUEST POST -- JOSH BIVENS: MORE ON TRADE. Matt sides with James Galbraith in the latter's recent debate at TAP on trade. I will predictably (I work at EPI) take issue.

I think JKG is mostly right-on regarding his final recommendations about what is most helpful for protecting the interests of American workers in the era of globalization: full employment and an expansion of the social-democratic state.