Never Lose That Feeling

By: Friday November 26, 2010 3:43 pm

Anyone have any music recommendations for me? I like the new Kanye fine; liked the new Girl Talk; and I guess the records I liked the most this year were from No Age, Against Me!, Freddie Gibbs, Dangers, T.I.’s summer mixtape, Titus Andronicus and the Gaslight Anthem. In other words: the same stuff I always [...]

Several Awesome Things, In No Particular Order

By: Monday October 18, 2010 6:13 pm

1. The woman I love has started a new market-to-table foodblog with lots of healthful and delicious recipes I have been lucky to field-test. Read it all the time. 2. Pal/Washington Independent colleague Annie Lowrey is starting a new job at Slate. At the risk of saying something self-interested, the last bunch of TWI reporters [...]

Good News From Adam Weinstein

By: Monday October 18, 2010 7:49 am

Former guestblogger Adam Weinstein from Mother Jones has been turning in some fuego on national security lately. MJ shows extremely good judgment in giving his stuff a permanent home. Start out with this piece about investigating the botched Linda Norgrove rescue. (And while you’re at it, don’t miss Sean Naylor’s great piece about its leader, [...]

How You Like Her Now?

By: Thursday August 26, 2010 3:47 pm

My friend Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald has won the Society of Professional Journalists’ First Amendment Award. Carol is the most knowledgeable reporter to have ever covered Guantanamo Bay. The Pentagon’s pathetic efforts at banning her from doing her job gave way to a face-saving climbdown. Carol doesn’t need any vindication, since her work [...]

This Week in Attackerman, Mark II

By: Sunday August 15, 2010 10:45 pm

It was a quiet week here at Attackerman. Or something. Spencer checked in from Afghanistan here, here, here, here, here, and here. Be sure to check out that second “here.” Adam checked in with the Wikileaks kid, Jenn talked about military recruitment and the recession, and we had a little tete a tete with don’t [...]

This Week in Attackerman

By: Sunday August 8, 2010 9:25 pm

Thanks for sticking with us, your humble guest bloggers, for our first week trying gallantly to step into the big shoes Spencer left behind. We’ve filled six pages of blog this week, which may just barely keep up Spencer’s pace! Here’s some of the highlights. Spencer checked in from Afghanistan not once but twice; Mikey [...]

Information Overload

By: Monday July 26, 2010 11:30 pm

You know who wins the WikiLeaks commentary contest? Adam Weinstein at Mother Jones. I’ve been so swamped that I’m just getting to this now — sorry, dude — but what a great piece of writing as well as a trenchant series of observations. Runner-up: Justin Elliott’s piece on the precarious lives of contractors in Afghanistan [...]

American Leadership To End The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

By: Friday July 16, 2010 12:27 pm

Actually, one more post before the weekend. I’ll be moderating a panel on the Hill on Monday at 10 a.m., sponsored by the pro-Israel pro-peace lobby J Street, on the question of American leadership in ending the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Our exciting panelists: Amjad Atallah Co-Director, Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation; Former [...]

Taking A Knee

By: Friday July 16, 2010 10:24 am

You know what? Instead of getting angry with myself about how I don’t have time to feed my personal blog and it’s 10:15 already and I’ve got nothing posted, I’m taking the day off. Sorry. It’s a big internet out there. May I recommend Danger Room? Home news: I’m going to need to call on [...]