Panetta Revealed

Joseph Finder at the Daily Beast has the scoop on Leon Panetta: CIA Director Leon Panetta’s emergency testimony to Congress about an illegal assassination program has set off a crisis…
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Kind of a Compliment

Jack Ross, now blogging at the American Conservative, writes: This, of course, is sterling proof of the first rule of counter-terrorism — terrorists are sane, rational people, unlike the editors…
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Panetta — Not Right for the Job

The news that CIA Director Leon Panetta has canceled a secret program that would have, if carried out properly, covertly killed top al Qaeda leaders, has dominated recent headlines. That’s…
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Yglesias Hits Bottom

Writing on the website of the American Prospect magazine, Matthew Yglesias writes: Ahmadinejad is in most ways a classic right-winger, a demagogic nationalist and cultural conservative. In a manner somewhat…
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“Peace Isn’t Arab goal”

Jeff Jacoby’s sober analysis in today’s Boston Globe: The consensus, it would seem, is overwhelming. As Henri Guaino, a senior adviser to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, put it on Sunday:…
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“The Bipartisan Thing”

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood displays an . . . uncommon degree of modesty: Ray LaHood, the secretary of transportation, is not one to toot his own horn over how much…
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J. Edgar Yglesias

Writing about the most recent developments in the case against two AIPAC lobbyists suspected of espionage, James Kirchick asks: “Will Steve Rosen’s attackers apologize?” He goes on to cite bloggers…
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COMMENTARY on C-SPAN

The discussion featuring John Podhoretz, Bill Kristol and Jonah Goldberg on the future of conservatism and conservative magazines, sponsored by COMMENTARY, has now been posted online.
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“Basra’s Back in Business.”

Time magazine has a photo essay titled “Basra’s Back in Business.” In a collection of 11 photographs, Abbie Trayler-Smith captures a welcome normalcy in the Iraq province. It is a…
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