Eoghan W. Stafford

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Time to Stop Pissing Off the World

President George W. Bush called last week’s inauguration address his “freedom speech.” Spreading liberty overseas is certainly a noble aspiration,

'Cause You Forgot About Bill

What? Say what? The president did what? Oh man, hey, that’s all good, baby. In these opening lines to the

The Policy of Truth

It’s tempting for those of us who have recently lost an election to conclude that American voters are just stupid.

The Long View

The “moral values” theory of how the Democrats lost in 2004 is a typical product of modern American punditry. It

How Not to Sell Out

The day after Senator Kerry conceded the election, George W. Bush shared some curious revelations about his advisers with reporters.

A Pre-9/11 Mentality

I can’t help feeling embarrassed for the president whenever he attacks John Kerry on the “mentality” issue. And I don’t

You Say You Want a Revolution?

I asked Paul Krugman, a Princeton economist, what he thought about the widespread perception that his colleagues are an incorrigibly

Marshall Plan vs. Man With No Plan

Not only has President Bush made a wreck of Iraq; he’s now come out with yet another attempted rationalization for

Our Manmohan in India

Bush and Kerry are working hard to drum up support, but neither, to date, has received any letters written in

Simply Staggering

Paul Bremer’s past life came back to haunt him last Sunday. On February 26, 2001, after chairing the Clinton-appointed National

The "L" Word

It was a lively week for wrestling and politics. Last Friday, visiting KSG Fellow Jesse “The Body” Ventura publicly mulled

Ignoring the Next Sept. 11

What did the president know, and when did he know it? Oh, and what did he do to stop it?

Mo' Hegemoney, Mo' Problems

While Americans don their green today, the Bush administration is engaging in its favorite St. Patrick’s Day tradition: incurring the

Averting Aristocracy

The 2004 general presidential race has not yet formally begun, and I’m already bored with the debate on economic policy.


Pizza and Human Values Imagine the entire world represented by ten people standing in line in the Leverett dining hall,