You’ll note today a new voice on Contentions, though not a new voice to readers of COMMENTARY magazine. I’m delighted to report that Michael Rubin, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has joined our team of daily bloggers. Michael’s writing, reportage, and analysis on Middle Eastern affairs has provided his readers with extraordinary enlightenment over the past decade. He has written for us on Afghanistan and Iran, and his most recent contribution to COMMENTARY appears in our upcoming March issue. It’s called “The Road to Tahrir Square,” and you can read it here.