Daily Archive: February 16, 2010

There’s more than one way to skin a moderate

[Updated] Writing of Evan Bayh, Ross Douthat opines: America needs politicians who stake out interesting, politically-courageous positions on important policy questions. What it doesn’t need is politicians who occupy the safest possible ground on...


Following an Atlantic article of the slum-ification of suburbia, the New York Times explores the fate of housing developments in Southern California. From the conclusion:

Franchising the Heroin Industry

Here’s an amazing testament to the power of creative capitalism/a disturbing portrait of a burgeoning illegal drug trade.

“We Are the World”

On the whole, I’m fairly ambivalent about the “We Are the World” remake – some of the more dramatic changes from the (overrated to begin with) original seemed appropriate in the context of current...