THE PLANK OCTOBER 15, 2009
- The ‘Civilian Surge’ Myth: Stop Pretending That the U.S. Can Actually Nation-Build, by Steven Metz
- A Geek Grows in Brooklyn: Jonathan Lethem and the Disappearing Line Between High and Low Art, by William Deresiewicz
- From Supreme Allied Commander to … Ethanol Lobbyist? The Strange Journey of Wesley Clark. by Lydia DePillis
- Scheiber: Was Wall Street Safer in the Hands of Stodgy WASPs?
- Cohn: Tearing Apart the Latest Misleading Report on Health Care
- Hey Conan, Here’s the Real Reason Why You Don’t Want to Live in Newark, by Jonathan Rothwell
- Why Won’t Baseball Adopt Instant Replay Already? WHY?!? by Jesse Zwick
- Plumer: Can Democrats Use National Security to Win on Climate Change?
- Obama Needs to Take Ownership of the Health Reform Bill. Now. by E.J. Dionne Jr.
- Why They Keep Making Those Awful ‘Saw’ Movies, by Zubin Jelveh
- David Petraeus Would Make a Lousy Candidate for President. Here’s Why. by Jason Zengerle
As always, be sure to check out economic news on The Stash, environment and energy coverage on The Vine, the latest on health care at The Treatment, metro policy debate on The Avenue, and Marty Peretz's The Spine. Also be sure to take a look at TNR's new blogs by William Galston, Simon Johnson, Ed Kilgore, Damon Linker, and John McWhorter.