I fully support letting the NYC mosque proceed for reasons well articulated by Sullivan, Krugman, Yglesias, Josh Barro and others; if nothing else, this episode shows "politics isn't about policy" but rather about the relative status of different societal groups. We should think more seriously about how we might give Islam, and Muslims, higher status in the United States and elsewhere.
Should we favor a Korean reunification tax?
The flood in Pakistan is worse than many people realize, possibly affecting over twenty million people.
Here are some stunning photos; I thank Farhan for the pointer.