Daily Archive: September 23, 2009


Behind Door #3 in Afghanistan

Br. Will is right that scaling down the Afghanistan effort in favor of civilian air strikes, just “air raiding the place” as then Candidate Obama called it, would by itself lead to more civilian...


Less Troops = More Indiscriminate Air Strikes

The relationship between boots on the ground and civilian casualties in Afghanistan doesn’t get much clearer than in this Washington Post article: On July 2, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top U.S. and NATO...


Connecting a few more dots

Ta-Nehisi Coates: There’s a part in The Audacity Of Hope, where writing about race, Obama notes that, rightly or wrongly, a significant swath of white people are exhausted, and repeatedly scolding them (even if...


quote for the morning

“We conservatives have little business decrying euthanasia unless we also stand against the elimination of old folks from our everyday experience. This, not Obama’s health plan, is our society’s significant step towards doing away...


Tedious nothing?

Charles Johnson takes a hatchet to Robert Stacy McCain.   McCain responds to “Mad King Charles.”