Best of the Week(s): July 11-24, 2010

10. Should South Korea Be Allowed to Reprocess Spent Fuel? — Stephen M. Walt, The Great Myth: Counterinsurgency — Conn Hallinanand A Strategy of Staggering Genius in Sudan? — Jack Snyder
9. Overcome by Heat and Inertia — David Leonhardt and Climate Bill, R.I.P. — Tim Dickinson
8. The Pundit Delusion — Paul Krugman, I Leave More Discontented Than I Started — David Obeyand It’s Always the Economy, Stupid — Ezra Klein
7. Bail-Ins, Soft Budget Constraints, and Zombie Banking — e21
6. The Real Story of Racism at the USDA — Chris Kromm and Drug Sentences Create Racial Caste System — Leonard Pitts, Jr.
5. Deficits Do Matter, But Not the Way You Think — L. Randall Wray and What Do Deficit Slashers Wear Under Their Hair Shirts? — Robert Skidelsky
4. Worth It — Andrew Cockburn, Toxic Legacy of U.S. Assault on Fallujah “Worse Than Hiroshima” — Patrick Cockburn, and Vietnam’s Forgotten War Victims — Chris Arsenault
3. The Massachusetts Plan Is Working, But the American Health Care System Is Not — Ezra Klein
2. Iraq Withdrawal? Obama and Clinton Expanding U.S. Paramilitary Force in Iraq — Jeremy Scahill
1. 5 Place to Look for the Next Financial Crisis — Ezra Klein
BONUS:  Your Move: The Maze of Free Will — Galen Strawson

Best of the Week: December 27, 2009 – January 2, 2010

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10. Getting Away with Torture — David Cole
9. The Great Leap — Christopher Hayes
8. John Mackey and Whole Foods — Nick Paumgarten
7. The Battle for Tora Bora — Peter Bergen
6. Why the Health Care Bill Is Worth Passing — James Surowiecki and What Health Care Reform Will Mean for You — Mary Carmichael
5. Threats to Yemen Prove America Hasn’t Learned the Lesson of History — Patrick Cockburn and The Next Afghanistan? — Bay Fang
4. “Cadillac Tax” Isn’t a Tax: It’s a Plan to Finance Health Care Reform — Jonathan Gruber and In Richmond, Va., Health Cuts with Little Effect on Care — David Leonhardt
3. Cause and Effect in the “Terror War” — Glenn Greenwald and Top Republican Myths about the Crotch Bomber Affair — Juan Cole
2.  The Silent Cleric Who Holds the Key to Iran’s Future — Robert Fisk
1. Lessons Learned But Not Applied — Simon Johnson and Avoiding a Japanese Decade — New York Times
BONUS: Night — Tony Judt