Winning the Roverian...

Published by the Sunday Independent of London But we are now.  The volume is turned up, the newspapers are spread across our laps, and the Web browsers are flashing.  Americans are finally politically engaged because we fear that the federal grand jury investigating Rove and other senior...

Big Brains and Littl...

All presidents, of course, have essential counselors and confidantes.  Michael Deaver managed the stagecraft of Ronald Reagan and James Baker acted as the big brain for George H.W. Bush.  Bill Clinton’s ascent was given wings by James Carville and Paul Begala.  Karl Rove, however, is an...

Judy’s Turn to Cry: ...

A journalist trying to convince an editor to allow the use of Ahmad Chalabi as a source had a difficult case to make.  While living in exile from Iraq, Chalabi was accused of embezzling millions from his Petra Bank in Amman, Jordan.  Leaving the country in the trunk of a car reportedly driven...

Checkmate: Iran Publ...

And the situation is even more precarious than it appears. Shortly after the Gulf War in 1991, Germany gave Israel two of its diesel-powered Dolphin-class submarines.  The Israelis agreed to purchase a third at a greatly reduced price.  In November of last year, Germany announced that it was...

The Last Casualty &#...

The notion of empire is still as misguided today as it was when the legions of Rome were marching the earth.  America and Great Britain, however, have always been able to rationalize our presence in foreign lands with intellectual constructs.  We may have been extracting natural resources and...