Who is an expert?

Juan Cole offers this rhetorical question in his derision of Jonah Goldberg, who speaks confidently on TV about Iraq every week:

Chicago Park Copyrighted

Bean.jpgA sculpture in Chicago's new Millennium Park is off limits to photographers.

Here's the Slashdot account:

Iraqi Civilians Still Under Siege


Despite our best hopes, Iraq still remains unsafe for the Iraqi people. A Washington Post story recounts the recent terror:

Insurgents have answered hopes for a post-election calm with a wave of carnage, capping two days of violence with a suicide bombing Saturday in front of a hospital south of Baghdad that killed 17 people.

Carly Fiorina: A Postscript

QUOTE OF DAY: "There is no job that is America's God-given right anymore."
- Carly Fiorina, then-CEO, Hewlett Packard... urging Congress not to restrict outsourcing of labor in January 2004. (The quote is courtesy of

Misdirected Donations for Tsunami Victims

“It’s clear that some people have sent clothes that are actually meant to be used as dusters,” said Himali Fernando, another aid official. “We don’t mean to be ungrateful, but it would be appreciated if people take a little more care before just unloading their basements and garages.”


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