If there's a cross-section of America that's blind to the massive unemployment crisis, it's those who ply their trade in Washington and the people who doggedly follow them around with steno pads and frantically scribble down whatever dribbles from their mouths.
Joshua Green's article in the Atlantic, "The Tragedy of Sarah Palin," asks the question, "What went wrong?" But this is a false question. "What went wrong" was Palin being who she is -- consistently and predictably opportunistic.
In a recent article, Middle East expert Reza Aslan writes that Ahmadinejad may not be the hard-line president outside observers thinks he is. Here's why Aslan's characterization of Ahmadinejad is flawed.