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: June 6-12, 2010

10. The Littlest Schoolhouse — Ta-Nehisi Coates
9. Private Contractors and Covert Wars in Latin America — Cyril Mychalejko
8. Iran’s Green Movement: One Year Later — Juan Cole and Iran Sanctions: Not Just Useless But Counterproductive — Richard Dreyfuss
7. What If Hamas Had Attacked Humanitarian Ships in International Waters? — Ed KinaneIDF Beatings, Abuse, Doctored Evidence Emerge — Mel Frykbergand The Method in Israel’s Madness — Pepe Escobar
6. What Happens When Democrats Are “Fighting Wall Street with One Hand, Unions with the Other,” While Republicans Are Fighting Unions with Two Hands? — Andrew Gelman & Matthew Yglesias
5. A Failure of Economic and Environmental Regulation — James Surowiecki and From the Oil Spill to the Financial Crisis, Why We Don’t Plan for the Worst — Richard A. Posner
4. “The Price That We Pay”: Undocumented Immigrants and Taxation — Yana Kunichoff
3. David Brooks and the Power of Magical Thinking at the NYT — Dean Baker and The United Kingdom Draws the Wrong Lessons from Canada — Marshall Auerback
2. Mark to Market and the Eurozone Crisis — e21
1. Waking Up From the American Dream — Joe Nocera
BONUS: The Governor and the Condemned Man — Dick Meister