A headline from the NYT: Nuclear Inspectors Say Their Mission to Iran Has Failed
A visit by international nuclear inspectors to Iran ended in failure Tuesday. Tehran not only blocked access to a site the inspectors believe could have been used for tests on how to produce a nuclear weapon, they reported, but it [...]
San Diego woke up to some terrible news yesterday:
The Sheriff’s Department released no new details Monday about the deaths at a rented condominium just off Orange Avenue in the usually idyllic tourist town (of Coronado), but family and others began to talk about the three men and one woman who died.
David Reis, [...]
Syria’s Bashar al Assad gets an early start of it, what with the impending visit of Arab League monitors intended to ensure the bare minimum level of civilization, by Levantine standards anyway. Which is not so high a hurdle to vault:
Syrian rights activists and opposition groups said on Wednesday that forces loyal to [...]
Christopher Hitchens stepped into the clearing at the end of the path.
He was dying, when he wrote this. Better than anything I’ll ever do.
So, some goon in Belgium lights up a Christmas celebration with hand grenades and small arms fire, killing at least three people and wounding some 45.
If, like me, your antennae quiver when you hear of such an event, your suspicions are if anything enhanced rather than otherwise when you learn that the attacker’s [...]
We awake this morning to the news that Muammar Gaddafi has retired from his position atop a throne of skulls in the customary way. I would be churlish to note that “days not weeks” resulted in 216 of the former, the latter being an exercise left to the reader. If true, this is a [...]
We were falling a bit behind the record pace there for a while, but at last, a challenger appears:
For the 19th time this year, the Navy has fired a commanding officer.
(The captain), who led the Bahrain-based Task Force 53, was relieved Monday for loss of confidence in his ability to command by [...]
Priceless video from the OWS set.
Update: George Will thinks we should give thanks (via the Prof):
The Tea Party’s splendid successes, which have altered the nation’s political vocabulary and agenda, have inspired a countermovement — Occupy Wall Street. Conservatives should rejoice and wish for it long life, abundant publicity and sufficient organization [...]
In re: Gunwalker.
Didn’t get the memo. People with questions about how hundreds of assault weapons ended up crossing the border to foment mayhem are impugning the motives of brave public servants for cheap partisan points. No one is responsible, it just sort of happened.
Best bit for last: Bush.
And so on.
Three flights today, 4.5 hours plus the prep time.
So, not much time for original content. Instead, I’ll give you Steve Jobs on life, speaking at a Standford commencement ceremony.
For my own part, I’ve greatly enjoyed the pleasures he brought into my life, even if I remain fairly certain that I wouldn’t have [...]