Historical Mullets Archive
TLDR UpFront: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al Saud (MBS) has launched a revolution-from-above as radical as the Arab Spring’s grass roots effort seven years ago. The Prince is dismantling institutional power structures of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, attempting to reform its society, government, markets, security forces and even religious establishment. All this
(INS) Awooga! Awooga! The largest Al-Queda affiliate, the Al-Nusra front in Syria, is being widely reported as having “split off” or “declared independence” from Al-Queda renaming itself the Levant Conquest Front. With nearly 15,000 militants and territory in Idlib province under their direct control, Al-Nusra has adopted elements of ISIS’s emerging-state actor approach. It is
A post using the Venezuelan crisis to illustrate an "Atlas-Shrugged" effect, predictions of how it might play out and considerations for our own economy. Also an early visible struggle with trying to express dynamic feedback in written forms.
On the eve of the US invasion of Iraq the "Coalition of the Willing" leaves much to be desired, as does the case for war on the basis of an imminent threat. This is the last post in the "Between 9/11 and the Iraq War" Historical Mullet series. Original discussion is included in the first
The Independent Commission on 9/11 is approved - though it hardly seems independent.
When reporting the news story of the police raids on Marion “Suge” Knights record label not only did good ol’ Lou mispronounce “Suge” as “Sew-gee” he then went on to say the record producer had formerly represented slain rapper “Tupac Shaker”. (1) Stick to the financial markets Lou. (1) http://www.cnn.com/2002/LAW/11/14/rap.murder.warrants/index.html
A proposal to curtail the power of the 'blue slip' indefinite delays, without even a filibuster, of judicial nominees.
Thirteen months after 9/11 it become clearer what President Bush was willing, and not willing, to do in the Global War on Terror.
Shortly after Putin declared a doctrine of limited preemption Bush responded with an expanded view of preemption. The implications of this doctrine, including both preemption against state and non-state actors as well as targeted killing outside of designated battlefields would constitute a radical shift in national security doctrine that would come to define the Global
On the first anniversary of 9/11 - an editorial shared describes the overwhelming coverage leading up to the anniversary and what it meant for a nation debating war.