A.G. Gancarski longed for Hollywood to take the drug war seriously, Jordan Bloom pretended Obama isn’t a drug warrior, and Kelley Vlahos fingered Team America’s role in drug chaos. Scott Galupo dug up an old argument for universal healthcare, and upheld the decision of the lower gut. Bloom spotted new drapes on the embassy to nowhere, and Eve Tushnet polished American religiosity. Rod Dreher implored young Americans to grow up, tasted artichokes and the good life, rued the demise of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, had a fun night, commended the ordinary, might have endorsed Obamacare, hated carbohydrates, and decried anti-Burkean tomatoes.
Daniel Larison scoffed at nostalgia for the Iraq war era, generated challenges to liberal democracy, advised Romney to avoid foreign policy discussions, revisited Romney’s Russia blunder, predicted a Romney administration would replay the Bush presidency, castigated Newt Gingrich, and supported current U.S. Russia relations. Philip Giraldi broached the topic of American military corruption, and recalled CIA Christmas parties. Tushnet reviewed Home of the Soldier.