Japan Election: Not about Reform; All about Boldness



I just co-authored and published this piece on Japan’s recent Lower House elections which many argue is about reform of Japan’s massive postal agency, or “reform” in general. Andrew Oros and I argue that it’s all about the theatre of boldness — but rather than just looking tough, Japan really does want to be tougher….

The Katrina Crimes: Chertoff Confused on Role, Delayed Emergency Designation



Via Talking Points Memo, this interesting article published by Knight-Ridder finds that Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff may have been confused about his role in specifying the priority of national emergencies.