Archive for February 6th, 2009

The Politics of “Jobbery”: 1883-2009 »

One of the joys of college teaching is leading a seminar on intellectual thought. The students who sign up for this reading-intensive course earn their grade through hard work, vigorous discussion, and writing. They are the better class of student at universities that accept any one with a government-guaranteed student loan. Currently, I am…
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A Stable, United Iraq Is Hardly a Sure Thing »

One of the more promising ideas to come from Vice President Joseph Biden is his proposal in 2006 and 2007 for decentralizing Iraq. Biden didn’t go as far as some analysts, such as Independent Institute Senior Fellow Ivan Eland and former Ambassador Peter Galbraith, would have liked. But Biden’s op-eds with Leslie Gelb, former…
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Guantánamo and the Permanent Bureaucracy »

Key Bush advisers on Guantánamo have kept their positions, the AP reports. Among those “still overseeing how the Pentagon deals with terror captives” is a “senior judge who has not followed President Barack Obama’s order to halt military trials at Guantanamo Bay.” A new president and a new stated policy do not mean the…
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