Brief Other Articles to Check Out
Hellaciously busy, people, so here's some reading:
In the New York Times we learn that our government has decided to reward ethnic clensing so long as an ally does it.
Slate.Com is really starting to get it's teeth back. Which is good, because it counteracts the dramatic fall off in quality over at Salon.com (really, other than their TV column "I Like To Watch" it's almost like... why bother paying?) I'm finding Slate as addictively readable as I did when my friend Dan was first like, "hey, they've got all these great writers! And today's papers!".
This article by ballotbox's suddenly-prone-to-outrage William Saletan is a beautiful takedown of Bush lost, as Louis Lapham put it, "in the sea of self" during his last press conference.
And here we have a fun little article on how the GOP taxes Democrats. Very odd little conspiracy theory.
Fareed Zakaria has a great article on the postwar occupation of Iraq, how it's gone wrong (specifically) and maybe some ideas of what to do about it. I don't always agree with him, but he's a good writer, and smart, and passionate, and intellectually curious.
Over at Everythings Ruined, JP does some brilliant comedy bits about Bush's press conference.
That's it for now, gotta run.