Best of the Week: March 14-20, 2010

10. Why Fritz Hollings Is Wrong About Economists — David K. Levine
9. Washout for the Anbar Awakening — Marc Lynch and Followers of Sadr Emerge Stronger After Iraq Elections — Anthony Shadid
8. Unhappy Yemen — Tariq Ali
7. People Vote for Competence Not Policy — Adrian Hamilton, What Failure Would Cost the Democrats — Norman Ornstein & Thomas MannMcConnell Strategy Shuns Bipartisanship — Carl Hulse & Adam Nagourney, and What Happened in Massachusetts — Stephen Asolabehere & Charles Stewart III
6. Global Cooling Bites the Dust: Hottest January Followed by Second Hottest February. Now March Is Busting Out. — Joseph RommGlobal Boiling: Freak Storms on Every Continent — Joseph Romm, and NASA: “It Is Nearly Certain That a New Record 12-Month Global Temperature Will Be Set in 2010” — Joseph Romm
5. Lehman’s Demise, Dissected — William D. CohanCurbing Risk on Wall Street — Oliver Hart & Luigi Zingales, How Bank Credit-Market Funding Helped Spread the Global Crisis — Claudio Raddatz, and How Chris Dodd’s FinReg Proposal Solves the Problem of Information, but Not of Regulators — Ezra Klein
4. Is the U.S. “Offer” to Iran on Medical Isotopes a Pretext for More Coercive Action? — Flynt Leverett & Hillary Mann Leverett and Rafsanjani Makes His Move — Geneive Abdo
3. Is the Bible More Violent Than the Quran? — Barbara Bradley Hagerty and Lenten Thoughts — Gary Wills
2. Health Reform: What Happens When? — Austin Frakt and A Viewer’s Guide to This Weekend — Sarah Binder
1. As Things Get Worse in Pakistan, the Optimism Continues to Soar — Robert FiskPakistan to America: What Have You Done for Us Lately? — Arif Rafiq, Into the Terrifying World of Pakistan’s “Disappeared” — Robert Fisk, and Don’t Forget India — Nikolas K. Gvosdev
BONUS: Square Dancing — Steven Strogatz and Financial Imagineering — Steven E. Landsburg

Best of the Week: January 10-16, 2010

My Google Reader feed got screwed up. (That’s what I get for neglecting it for a month.) I’m not sure if I missed some articles in this week, or if I accidentally lumped them into yesterday’s “Best of the Week” post. I know I’m missing some Haiti articles, but Alex and I have our own posts on Haiti forthcoming; we’ll tell you most of what you need to know. I hope I managed to catch all the good articles. Sorry for any oversights. — AWO

10. How China Won and Russia Lost — Paul R. Gregory & Kate Zhou
9. Interview with James Heckman — John Cassidy
8. Obama Aid to Yemen Could Risk Backlash in Arab World — Jonathan S. Landay and U.S. Spending in Afghanistan Plagued by Poor U.S. Oversight — Marisa Taylor
7. Interview with Raghuram Rajan — John Cassidy
6. Assessing Stimulus Measures: Statistical and Economic Significance — Menzie Chinn
5. Ranting Against Iran Won’t Help Reform — Adrian Hamilton and Iran Not Committed to Building Nuclear Bomb, Pentagon Intel Chief Says — Nuclear Threat Initiative
4. 666 to 1: The U.S. Military Against al-Qaeda — Nick Turse & Tom Englehardt and The Terror Fringe — Thomas Rid & Marc Hecker
3. Too Big to Regulate? — Peter Fox-Penner
2. Iran, the Competition Over Eurasian Natural Gas, and the Revival of Classical Diplomacy in the 21st Century — Flynt Leverett & Hillary Mann Leverett
1. If It’s That Warm, How Come It’s So Damned Cold? — James Hansen, Reto Ruedy, Makiko Sato, & Ken Lo
BONUS: Homo Erectus Invented “Modern Living”? — Mati Milstein