Iraq: The Way to Go
By Peter Galbraith
The Iraq war is lost. Of course, neither the President nor the war's intellectual architects are prepared to admit this. Nonetheless, the specter of defeat shapes their thinking in telling ways.
Goodbye to Newspapers?
By Russell Baker
The American press has the blues. Too many authorities have assured it that its days are numbered, too many good newspapers are in ruins. It has lost too much public respect.
December 1, 2005: The End of News? by Michael Massing
A Northern New Jersey of the Mind
By Geoffrey O'Brien
Watching the long goodbye of The Sopranos has been a test, and for many of us a proof, of how deep the show's hooks had penetrated. At some point in its long run it came perhaps to be taken for granted. Undeniably, during recent seasons, I had found myself carping about stasis, a hint of aridity, an aura of grogginess. Hadn't all this gone on long enough?