The group blog of The New Republic
March 26, 2007
More mommy guilt -- according to a new study, children who spend more than a year in day care are more likely to develop behavior problems. Well. Sort of. If you read past the alarming first graf in the Times story, you discover that "the effect was slight, and well within the normal range for healthy children."
Geez. So, parents, don't worry! You can go back to feeling guilty about your other shortcomings.
In this month's Vanity Fair, Helen Thomas answers the magazine's "Proust Questionnaire" feature (no link available). "Who are your heroes in real life?" the magazine asks. First on her list: Ramsey Clark.
Remember when North Korea was test-launching those missiles last summer? Yeah, turns out our missile defense system was on the fritz at the same time.
March 25, 2007
The Frankfurt airport is a dreary place, so I decided to spend my layover here by taking the train into the center of the city. Reading through a stack of European papers I was surprised at the column space given to the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the EU's founding document.
Thrilling Baghdad International Airport duty free shop raffle!