Selected Reading (02/09/09)September 2, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Posted in Misc. | 1 Comment
- Total Politics has published its top 100 centre-left bloggers, which features many great, interesting writers. And Tom Harris.
- Apparently, teachers can’t be trusted to conduct themselves well in public.
- Anton Vowl on how our glorious press treats rape victims.
- Joe Romm asks us to consider a world without fish.
- Andrew Exum on being the only person in Washington willing to defend the Afghanistan mission on TV.
- Speaking of which, Arnaud de Borchgrave has a pretty stark assessment: “President Obama is not Lincoln with a BlackBerry as some have suggested, but Lyndon Johnson with a war the country no longer supports and a new Cronkite yapping at his Afghan heels.”
- Shorter Pat Buchanan: WWII was all the fault of those pesky Brits.
- John Norris warns that we need to act quickly to avoid disaster in Sudan.
- James Ridgeway has some troubling stories from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
- Scott Morgan looks at an Esquire report claiming that as many as 15,000 Americans die each year in the ‘war on drugs’.
- The Guardian’s data blog has some startling statistics on projected world population growth & meat consumption.