U.S.-China Strategy and Punditry: Some Thoughts



Yesterday evening, the New America Foundation‘s American Strategy Program organized a thoughtful session debating the future of American strategy vis-a-vis China. The participants were Jim Pinkerton, Michael Lind, Sherle Schwenninger, Ted Halstead, Barry Lynn, Jennifer Buntman, Robert Wright, and myself.

Judge Sam Alito: I LIED on My Job Application Form. Really, I Did. . .



Sam Alito needs to be stopped. Enough has now been unearthed to show that, if confirmed, he is going to be an activist Supreme Court Associate Justice taking America back into the deeply divisive wars over abortion, gender equality, and racial equality that all legislative means should be deployed to stop his confirmation.

Bob Woodward’s Confession: Vanity? Need for Limelight? Or Just Stupidity?



Today is one of those overflowing with so much news and commentary that it’s hard to know where to begin. First of all, Bob Woodward has revealed new information in the Valerie Plame case that could be staggering in its importance.

Holtz-Eakin: Honest CBO Director a “Thorn in the Side of the Bush Administration”



The New York Times has its piece out this morning on the end-of-year departure of CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin. (Mine from yesterday is here.) Holtz-Eakin spoke truth about fiscal matters and often irritated weak-minded Congressional leaders who wanted political rather than empirical responses from the CBO Director and his team.

CBO Chief Douglas Holtz-Eakin Says “Enough”



Actually, my headline is misleading. CBO Director Doulas Holtz-Eakin has been offered a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” according to him, to serve as the Paul A. Volcker Fellow in International Economics and the Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He assumes his post on December 30th.