Best of the Week: November 29-December 5, 2009

Best of the Month: September 2009

We’re adding a new feature to the “What to Read” series. If you want to be really lazy, you can ignore all the “Best of the Week” posts and only read the “Best of the Month” links. I wouldn’t advise it; you’d miss a lot of very important articles. Consider this a reminder to read the best writing on the web each month. — AWO

10. How Health Care Reform Could Combat Crime — Mark A. R. Kleiman
9. The Anarchy of Success — William Easterly
8. Synthetic Biology and Evolution — Michael Specter
7. The Torture Memos: The Case Against the Lawyers — David Cole
6. Dear President Bush, — Andrew Sullivan
5. Kagame’s Hidden War in the Congo — Howard W. French
4. The Afghanistan Impasse — Ahmed Rashid
3. The Deal of the Century — Tom Junod
2. Expect Little and You May Yet Be Disappointed — Willem Buiter
1. Cameron Todd Willingham, Texas, and the Death Penalty — David Grann
BONUS: Fresh, Squeezed Trouble in South America — Anthony W. Orlando

Best of the Week: September 13-19, 2009