Iraqis Are Just Like Us. Fat: Tina Susman has found one of the most remarkable stories we’ve seen about the consequence of the war on the Iraqi people. Maybe we haven’t brought them true American democracy, but we have brought them American obesity. U.S.A!
Cult of Personality: Gregory Rodriguez examines the new American ideal: candidates who sell us on their histories, rather than their triumphs and transformations. We’re not sure we buy his argument (John McCain has a pretty big “overcoming adversity” storyline), but it’s an interesting read all the same.