So the New York Times reports today: "Russia has informed Iran that it will withhold nuclear fuel for Iran's nearly completed Bushehr power plant unless Iran suspends its uranium enrichment as demanded by the United Nations Security Council." Smackdown! Or maybe not.
First sentence of an article in The Politico today: "President Bush this morning telephoned Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, one of the few remaining Texans who came to Washington for Bush's first term, to try to buck up his friend after word leaked that GOP officials operating at the behest of the White House have begun seeking a possible successor."
Thanks to the merry Planksters for letting us know what you want in TNR Online's redesign. We heard some great ideas, and we're going to take several of them. But one suggestion puzzled us: ironyroad proposed that, like a blog, we display the most recent comments at the top.
Mitt Romney and his wife were on 'Larry King Live' last week, and the former governor discussed his Mormon mission overseas:
Oh, it is a fabulous experience. Look, I was sort of having fun going to college and not worrying about the future. And then I went to a different country and saw how different life could be if we didn't have the values and the kinds of opportunities that exist in America.
Anyone who ever thinks about writing or getting into a conversation about "opt-out" mothers should immediately read EJ Graff's article in Columbia Journalism Review this month about how the media inflates this plainly thin yet self-perpetuating myth. Graff is covering a report issued by Joan Williams of the University of California that should puncture this story once and for all.