Clifford May

Board to Death
November 10, 2009

To the frustration of many a cabinet secretary, the Obama administration is a little behind on its appointments. At this point—with only five weeks to go before the Senate breaks for recess—a little over half of the 514 positions that need filling have been filled. Some jobs are really important: The nominee for the Office of Legal Counsel has been held up for months. Obama’s choice for a USAID director came down just today. U.S. attorney nominations have slowed to a crawl. Other jobs?

Identity Crisis
December 20, 2004

Franklin Foer on Persia and the neocons.

The Selling of the Scandal
September 28, 1998

A first-hand tour of how candidates and the media packaged and sold the Lewinsky scandal.