Eternal War?

I don’t think most Obama supporters realize that Obama is running on a platform promising unending war in the Middle East. I don’t mean Iraq; I think he’s still committed to leaving Iraq as soon as possible. He has, however, committed to winning Afghanistan, and I don’t think voters realize just how much of a … Read more

A Historical Perspective on the 2008 Election

I was recently reading the Harvard Independent (a mistake, I know), and one of the writers had a piece discussing two widely-read articles over the summer trashing students from Harvard and other Ivy League universities. I skimmed through most of it, and what really struck me was a passage mentioning Harvard students’ homogenized, unfailingly reasoned … Read more

The Keynote Speaker, Back on the Campaign Trail

Fresh off of his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, former Virginia governor Mark Warner is spending the rest of his summer engaging in a much less glamorous task: braving the Virginia humidity in search of a new job.   Once considered a strong potential candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination this year, Warner … Read more