Starting this week, I am going to start putting something, anything other than politics at the top of The Nightstand. The election’s over and any more navel-gazing on this particular front is just unseemly at least for the next little while.
How to Live Without Irony (Christy Wampole, NYT)
Dying for a Pro-Life Cause (E.J. Graff, The American Prospect)– More strongly worded in places than I would personally care for, but it bears saying nonetheless.
Stop pretending the US is an uninvolved, helpless party in the Israeli assault on Gaza (Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian)
One secret reason Petraeus had to resign (Marc Ambinder, The Week)– See also With Petraeus, echoes of that other warrior David (Daniel Burke, Religion News Service). Valuable context is provided by both articles.
Romney and the 0 Percent (Harold Meyerson, The American Prospect)
Want Less Inequality? Tax It. (Liam Malloy, John Case, The American Prospect)
The Party Next Time (Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker)
Finding compromise between the GOP and evangelicals (Robert Jeffress, WaPo)– Yes, please. Try this. Just do it.
Putting Faith in the Conservative Creed (Amanda Marcotte, The American Prospect)
Is the Voting Rights Act doomed? (Nathaniel Persily, NYT)
Changing Times (Linda Greenhouse, NYT)
How to cut the charitable deduction without hurting charities (Dylan Mathews, WaPo)