Ximena Ortiz

Reclaiming the Raid: The Death of Osama bin Laden

The just released book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden provides some lead-pumping, anatomically graphic details about the al-Qaeda’s leaders last moments on earth. It is no surprise that such a description of American lethality, delivered in the no-holds-barred sense, would titillate. But amid the macabre jubilee, it bears remembering that the bin… Read more »


Americans have met the lack of ideological intensity in this election cycle with a shrug of the shoulders. Certainly, that kind of intensity has long been ebbing in America. But this year’s political contest seems especially lacking, in that regard. Over the course of his term and the early campaign season, President Obama appears not… Read more »