There is a discussion in the Talmud about which is the dominant facet to the Megila (The Book of Esther.) Is it the story from the beginning, the story of Achashveirosh, the Persian king at the center of the drama; the story of Mordechai (beginning Esther 2:5) the Jewish hero of...
WAJ Note — As mentioned yesterday, David produces an almost daily Mideast Media Sampler newsletter, which we will be running at LI. It is a great way to keep up with media reports about the Middle East.
1) One last Hagel post
In the Hagel Pinata, Marc Ambinder complains:
Democrats tend to do this as...
A recent Washington Post editorial, The blame game over sequestration concludes: