A foray into Iraq

Well, it’s carnival now, so in the season’s spirit of reckless abandon I’ll break all my rules and post something that has absolutely nothing to do with Venezuela. This piece is from The New Republic and I’m reprinting it simply because the reporting is so strong and the writing is so compelling. It’s not that…

A foray into Iraq

Well, it’s carnival now, so in the season’s spirit of reckless abandon I’ll break all my rules and post something that has absolutely nothing to do with Venezuela. This piece is from The New Republic and I’m reprinting it simply because the reporting is so strong and the writing is so compelling. It’s not that…

Demands of the Living Dead

There’s tremendous pathos in this El Universal story about the creme de la creme of the Living Dead Opposition making 10 “demands” for improved electoral conditions before they’ll participate in December’s presidential elections. For one thing, Accion Democratica doesn’t seem to have realized that they are no longer a parliamentary party – so ingrained are…

Demands of the Living Dead

There’s tremendous pathos in this El Universal story about the creme de la creme of the Living Dead Opposition making 10 “demands” for improved electoral conditions before they’ll participate in December’s presidential elections. For one thing, Accion Democratica doesn’t seem to have realized that they are no longer a parliamentary party – so ingrained are…