Mark Goldberg: Bolton’s Greeting



He may have been a few miles away from the Bronx, but Bolton was greeted with borough’s eponymous cheer on his first day. Check out Crooks and Liars for the coverage. On a more serious note, I think Chris Preble probably underestimates the danger to American interests that Bolton now poses.

Chris Preble: Power and Security



My baptism-by-fire in the world of political blogs has gone pretty much as I expected. I thought there would be some grudging agreement, some general revulsion, and a few comments like Trip’s. For those of you who agree with Trip’s anxious pleas (STEVE! PULL THE PLUG!!) Steve hasn’t pulled the plug.

Chris Preble: Troubling News



I’m so depressed. I learned of yesterday’s big news when I picked up the paper this morning. I kept reading, and reading again. Then I actually purchased a different newspaper while at the airport, in the hopes that there could be some positive way to spin what had happened.

Nikolas Gvosdev: Bait and switch tactics continue…



I realize that readers of TWN are still absorbing the impact of John Bolton’s recess appointment, but I wanted to shift gears if I might. I was perusing the August 8, 2005 issue of The New Republic and was flabbergasted by its editorial, “Constitutional Crisis.

Mark Goldberg: Bolton? Bring Him On!



With my expressed written permission, let me engage in some shameless self promotion and cross post the following article I wrote over at the American Prospect Online ( today. In it, I do my part to show why John Bolton can no longer be a fifth column at Turtle Bay.

Charging RINO: So the Point Was…?



Well this certainly didn’t take very long. The New York Times reports in Tuesday editions that the major rationale for John Bolton’s recess appointment to the United Nations (“to provide clear American leadership for reform,” President Bush said this morning) is basically a moot point.