Premature détente

My Alhurra appearance (I’ll toss up the YouTube whenever it’s online) went pretty well, I think, in no small part because I just felt a whole lot more comfortable (i.e., much less nervous) going in. About half of the show was focused on ISIS and the campaign in Syria, particularly the continuing lack of a… Continue reading Premature détente

Making the news up as we go along

Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Gerald F. Seib, twittering about an important piece on one of their blogs today: Iran nuclear talks aren’t going well, and two former Obama advisers say it’s time for tougher talk: http://t.co/mOELeDnoAM — Gerald F Seib (@GeraldFSeib) April 4, 2014 Wow. Not going well? That sounds ominous. I’ve seen… Continue reading Making the news up as we go along

“Your kind has neither the cranial capacity nor the opposable digits to operate a firearm!”

David Brooks, highly paid columnist for the New York Times and defender of Applebee’s salad bars everywhere, has diagnosed the problem with Egypt, and surprise, it turns out to be that the country is full of Egyptians. Egyptians who “lack even the basic mental ingredients” (actual quote!) to manage a transition to democracy, according to… Continue reading “Your kind has neither the cranial capacity nor the opposable digits to operate a firearm!”