THE PLANK SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
- Yes, Some of the Republican Opposition to Obama Is Racist. So What? by John McWhorter
- Forget Bonuses--This Is How Taxpayers Really Lined the Pockets of Rich Bankers, by Lawrence Grafstein
- This Giant Isn’t Sleeping: Why We Keep Underestimating the Chinese Economy, and Why That’s So Dangerous, by Zachary Karabell
- Burning Question: Congress Has Passed a Bunch of Health Care Bills Now. How Will They Become One? by Elise Foley
- Saudi Arabia Kicks Obama in the Groin … Again, by Marty Peretz
- Why Obama Should Be Truly Nervous About Virginia’s Gubernatorial Race, by E.J. Dionne Jr.
- Are Conservatives Finally Getting Realistic About Teenagers and Sex? by Michelle Cottle
- Why is Obama repeating Bush's Iraq mistakes...in Afghanistan? by Michael Crowley
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.