I can’t help but gloat at the meteoric fall of the man who thought fighting teacher unions was akin to taking on ISIS.
When headline writers use questions, Burt Likko answers them. Briefly, completely, and unabashedly expressing his own opinion. Ten questions about politics, the business of news, news of business, and grizzly bears.
A Fox News “debate” on profiling is a perfect illustration of why the tactic always starts off sounding reasonable — and always ends up sounding like bigotry.
by Tod Kelly
Burt Likko wonders whether, despite the unmitigated human rights awfulness that is the nascent would-be state forming in northern Iraq, swallowing our idealism and adopting a strategy of economic containment wouldn’t be a more practical alternative to making war against ISIS.
UPDATE: Reaction to President Obama’s address of September 10.
The New York Times ran a story that took Burt Likko’s breath away in outrage when he read it last night. But apparently, he’s pretty much the only one.