The Kennedys


I saw this pic this morning in a friend’s Facebook photos. This game is housed for future generations to glance at over at The National Museum of American History. Intriguing and spooky at the same time.

America’s Hardship Map



Patchwork Nation is a fascinating, ongoing monitor of 11 different community types in the United States. As I understand it from one of the blog proprietors, Dante Chinni, Patchwork Nation which is based at the Christian Science Monitor has established a broad set of criteria sensitive to all sorts of economic and life shifts.

Elliott Abrams to Council on Foreign Relations



Jim Lobe has just confirmed that outgoing Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and Senior Director for Near East and North African Affairs and Deputy National Security Adviser for Global Democracy Strategy Elliott Abrams will be joining the Council on Foreign Relations team in February.

Obama’s Team Stumbling into Afghanistan Trap



(photo credit: Jon Taplin’s Blog) In the book, America and the World: Conversations on the Future of American Foreign Policy, which is an April-May 2008 rolling conversation between former national security advisers Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft with Washington Post national security columnist David Ignatius, Brzezinski says this: I think it was too bad that…