World Beat Newsletter
If we ask some hard questions about the means and ends of intelligence-gathering, perhaps we might discover that all this spycraft is as overrated on our side as on theirs.
We need leadership that can reveal the invisible hand of government and remind the public that government is the instrument by which we the people regulate ourselves.
Have the messes we've been making finally reached a point where they can't be cleaned up?
When will we wean ourselves of the delusion that a talented tenth -- be they entrepreneurs or technocrats or pundits -- will deliver us from poverty and the other ills of the world?
There's plenty to criticize in Turkey's conduct. But is it really an evil puppet master?
The trillion-dollar war bill and a half-billion-dollar jet fighter engine are connected in a way that goes beyond their status as budget items.
It's almost as if Pyongyang has ties to the Heritage Foundation.
Some countries are starting to think that it's time to move on from the USA.
The Times Square bomber showed that the anger over U.S. foreign policy isn't just "over there."
People are starting to wonder: Why should Israel get special treatment?