Ed Kilgore


Where are the “Good Sunnis?” Ravaging Yemen.

U.S. Department of State/Wikimedia Commons The more we hear of the fight against IS as a war for the hearts and minds of Muslims throughout the Middle East, the more some rather conspicuous absentees in the war becomes apparent. The Brookings Institution’s Bruce Riedel asks some very uncomfortable questions at Al-Monitor: In the wake of… Read more »

Daylight Video

Nothing is capturing my fancy from the various birthday lists, and after all we’re down to the last two days, so I’ll just go with stuff I really, really like if that’s okay. This is something I remember hearing on college radio very late at night: jazz fusion guitar wizard Larry Coryell (with his wife… Read more »

Day’s End and Night Watch

‘Twas a day I experienced through the haze of a big dose of DayQuil, and even then I was coughing and slumping over the computer. Definitely time for a big old nap. Here are some remains of the day. * Bush Super-PAC Right to Rise has now spent close to $20 million in early-state TV… Read more »

The Department of Judeo-Christian Propaganda

I think I paid brief, sardonic notice in a roundup to Gov. John Kasich’s nifty new idea of “a new government agency to push Judeo-Christian values around the world.” It occurs to me today that with the GOP presidential field having been “winnowed” by the departure of Bobby Jindal, I should take more seriously the… Read more »

When Will We Ever Learn?

Now that Republican presidential candidates are increasingly lining up behind the idea of reengaging Sunni militants with ground forces in Iraq and Syria–Jeb Bush just expressed an ambition to become the third politician named Bush to send U.S. troops into Iraq–you have to wonder all over again if these people are completely immune from learning… Read more »