Selected Reading (18/08/09)August 18, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Posted in Misc. | 4 Comments
This might be my last missive ’til Monday; tomorrow I’m off to Liverpool to meet my brother and after that I’ll have some friends coming round for a few days. So here’s some stuff:
- Tim Montgomerie has seven defences of political blogging.
- In the Washington Post, Peter Moskos & Stanford Franklin make another case for legalising drugs. Matthew Yglesias offers a partial critique.
- If you’ve got an hour to spare, this diavlog between Joshua Foust & Michael Cohen on the future of Afghanistan/Pakistan policy is a useful watch for people wondering what the hell we’re doing there and whether we can win.
- Speaking of Josh Foust, he’s in Columbia Journalism Review, talking about the Russian/Georgia war, one year on.
- Brad Plumer wonders whether rooftop wind turbines will ever catch on.
- Spencer Ackerman points out that Gov. Mike Huckabee’s comments against the two state solution now puts him to the right of Hamas.
- Back in Blighty, here’s David Wilson on how cuts are stifling some of the good work going on in prisons.
- And, via asquith, this video of some wingnut shouting ‘heil Hitler!’ at an Israeli might just mark the nadir of the town hall protests.
Maybe I’ll dump some more links during the week, but if not, have a good ‘un.