Leon Wieseltier v Andrew Sullivan, a Jewish layman’s reaction

I have been introduced to a public row between Leon Wieseltier and Andrew Sullivan by a conversation between Matthew Yglesias and Glenn Loury on bloggingheadstv: bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/26064 The venomous article directed at Sullivan by Wieseltier is here: www.tnr.com/article/something-much-darker Here is my reaction to the article, which I have also posted in the bloggingheadstv online forums, in […]

More on the ungovernability of the USA

This front-page article in yesterday’s NYT is highly relevant: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/17/bu…idlock.html?em The reason I think the American political system is broken is its failure to deal with the fundamental fiscal and economic problems facing the nation. That’s the symptom. So what are the causes? Health care costs are a big part of the problem. This has […]