Past Imperfect, Future Unknown

A fool speaks: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YvXf2r1FfA&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] I’m sure there are any number of Iranians who might be happy to post a video reply thanking Matthew Burden for being a member of the political party and for supporting the political institutions...

PSA: Free Esha Momeni

Change For Equality: Esha Momeni, women’s rights advocate and a member of the Campaign from California was arrested on Wednesday October 15, 2008, while on a visit to Tehran. Momeni who is a photographer and graduate student was arrested in an unusual and illegal manner after being pulled over on Moddaress...

Did Palin “Establish Debating Parity” with Joe Biden?

David Brooks thinks she did: There are some moments when members of a political movement come together as one, sharing the same thoughts, feeling the same emotions, breathing the same shallow breaths. One of those occasions occurred Thursday night when Republicans around the country crouched nervously...

Palin: Ahmadinejad Wants Nuclear Weapons for a Second Holocaust

This woman is demented: Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin warned against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s pursuit of nuclear weapons for a “second holocaust,” while blaming “Democrat partisans” for forcing rally organizers to withdraw her invitation to speak before an...

Fun With Maps

Matthew Yglesias has some irresistible snark on that fictional border between Iraq and Pakistan. Domenico Montanaro explains that McCain “probably meant to say the Afghanistan-Pakistan border as they were talking about Afghanistan and there is no Iraq-Pakistan border. ” Montanaro also passes on...

Do You Have To Know Geography To Be Good at Foreign Policy?

So far, Barack Obama has not made any faux pas in his trip to Afghanistan and Iraq — but John McCain has: … In a verbal flub that will spark renewed recollections of his Shiite/Sunni miscue earlier this year while he was visiting the Middle East, he erroneously reconfigured the map of the world....

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