December 2, 2008
Selling stupidity

I've pointed out before that "thinker" Deepak Chopra is a snake oil salesman. The Wall Street Journal's Dorothy Rabinowitz shows that Chopra knows global geopolitics as well as he knows basic physics. If the Mumbai terror assault seemed exceptional, and shocking in its targets, it was clear from the Thanksgiving Day reports that we weren't […]

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December 1, 2008
First thing we do is kill all the lawyers

Yes, wholesale killing of lawyers isn't the most reasoned or practical approach to solving the problems that face society today. However, when lawyers start suggesting ideas like this one, I may just reconsider. Stephen Hockman QC is proposing a body similar to the International Court of Justice in The Hague to be the supreme legal […]

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December 1, 2008
Rewriting history

President-elect Barack Obama isn't even in office yet and some in the punditocracy are already giving him credit for having won the war in Iraq. The New York Times' Thomas Friedman: In the last year, though, the U.S. troop surge and the backlash from moderate Iraqi Sunnis against Al Qaeda and Iraqi Shiites against pro-Iranian […]

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December 1, 2008
Obama's national security/foreign policy team named

President-elect Barack Obama announced the people he plans to nominate for a variety of positions in his administration earlier today. Oddly enough, it appears that he is going to pay Hillary Rodham Clinton less to serve as Secretary of State than he would just about anyone else for the same job. (See the "Saxbe fix" […]

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