GENERAL INTEREST… The main argument for Wesley Clark’s ’04 presidential bid was his credibility on national security, the dominant campaign issue that year. There’s no reason to think national security won’t still be the big issue two years from now, as it was this fall. And so it’s good news indeed that the general is sending pretty strong signals that he’s running.

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Paul Glastris is the editor in chief of the Washington Monthly. A former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, he is writing a book on America’s involvement in the Greek War of Independence.