Jeremy Kahn: Time to Accept Defeat in Somalia



I am glad to see that the Bush administration, having backed the losing side in fighting between Somalia’s Islamic militias and secular warlords, has — according to a story by Karen DeYoung in today’s Washington Post — chosen to offer an olive branch to the Islamic factions that seized control of Mogadishu yesterday. The U.S….

Merrill Goozner: Changing the Topic



Listening to the gay marriage debate on NPR amid the ongoing revelations about the mass murder at Haditha, I feel as if I’m listening to the late Gilda Radner on Saturday Night Live ranting about something she misheard. When corrected, she would blithely reply, “never mind.