Every September 11 we reopen our national wounds and remind ourselves why we should be afraid. It’s past time for the public vigils to become private so we can give ourselves permission to heal.
Emphasis added: the foreign policy week in pieces
Emphasis, as always, added. Worst Fatwa Ever Another clergy member offered biblical justification for the military’s death flights, according to an account by one of the pilots anguished about dumping drugged prisoners […]
Nota Bene #109: You Can't Tuna Fish
“It’s absolutely stunning to me, the contempt in which the network holds the audience. The idea that these people have standards is laughable.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #103: Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse
“To take people from the music world and give them the same kind of credibility that you give me, Morgan Freeman, Laurence Fishburne, Forest Whitaker—that’s like an aberration. I know there’s some […]
Michael Vick and the problem with forgiveness
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has conditionally reinstated former Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick, who was convicted of running a dogfighting ring in 2007. Vick served 23 months in federal prison, followed by two […]
Meanings, pt. 3: public service
by Michael Tracey Let me return to a period which is widely regarded within the advanced industrial societies as a high water mark of public service broadcasting, the BBC in the early […]
Are Americans smart enough to vote?
I recently offended some people, quite unintentionally, with my modest suggestion that perhaps it wasn’t in the best interests of the nation to hand over so much decision-making power to people who […]
Bob Novak reminds us how the economy works
Er, the D.C. economy, at any rate. From his latest exclusive newsletter: [F]amily members of senators and congressmen from both parties and in all regions of the country have for years benefited […]