Entries by John Cole

No Changes Necessary

The previously hyped comprehensive review in which we would radically transform the military will instead report that no major changes are necessary: A comprehensive military strategy review once billed as Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld’s architecture for revamping the armed forces eliminates no major weapon systems and calls for only incremental change in other priorities, […]

Scalito? Or Souterlito?

This was unexpected: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito split with the court’s conservatives in a death penalty case on his first day on the court. Handling his first case, Alito sided with five other justices Wednesday evening in refusing to allow Missouri to execute inmate Michael Taylor. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia […]

Who Is That Strange Voice You Hear?

Via Kevin Drum, this story in the WaPO in which you can hear and vote (I will tell you who I voted for in the comments section so I don’t sway your vote)on the finalists to be the voice of the DC Metro train. Why do I tell you this? Because right now, my sister […]