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December 27, 2007

cross-posted at About Last Night Oscar Peterson, who died on Sunday, was one of a handful of jazz musicians to have cultivated a virtuoso technique comparable...

There’s been a huge amount of talk this election season about the potential impact Youtube might have on the election specifically and on our...

At least one report has al Qaeda claiming responsibility for today’s assassination of Benazir Bhutto. When it comes to Pakistan, determining guilt for this bombing...

The most choreographed aspect of any meeting between two heads-of-state is the handshake. Of course, some handshakes are better choreographed than others, but the...

I just left an on-the-record conference call in which Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Baghdad, briefed some stateside pundits on how the situation looks...

The past three months have seen an odd turn in the presidential primary process in both parties -- a turn away from the key issues...

Soon 2007 will draw to a close, and with it the much-fêted fiftieth anniversary of Jack Kerouac's On the Road. I've had all year to...

Some cynics in Washington and New York pooh-poohed Benazir Bhutto’s tough-on-terrorism rhetoric. She was only posturing to get American support, they said—telling the administration what...

Should a nuclear exchange between Israel and Iran be called World War V or something else? That’s an irrelevant question. The real issue is who...