Best of the Week: August 22-28, 2010

10. Balanced Budget Amendment a “Phony” Deficit Solution — Bruce Bartlett
9. What About Germany? and Angela and the Fifty Hoovers — Paul Krugman
8. Why Small Businesses Aren’t Hiring — Scott Shane, Young Firms, Not Small Ones, Are the Engines of Job Growth — John C. Haltiwanger, Ron S. Jarmin, & Javier Miranda, and Misrepresenting the Bush Tax Cuts, or the Return of Death Panels — Howard Gleckman
7. A Filibuster Fix — Norman Ornstein
6. Matters to Consider Before Launching Another War — Gary Hart and Two Minutes to Midnight? — Tony Karon
5. Petraeus’ Dubious Strategy in Afghanistan — Christopher Layne
4. The Taylor Rule and the “Bond Bubble” — Paul Krugman
3. Dear Rev. Graham: Obama Was Not Born a Muslim and Neither Is Anyone Else — Juan Cole and The Ground Zero Mosque and Cognitive Biases — William Easterly
2. The Surveillance State Thrives on Fear — Glenn Greenwald
1. Iraq Special Report: “American Soldiers Sacrificed a Lot. But We Sacrificed More.” — Jonathan Steele and Obama Plays Down Plan for Post-2011 Iraq Troop Presence — Gareth Porter
BONUS:  Sigmoidoscomy: The Colonoscopy’s Cheaper, Equally Effective Predecessor — Jason Shafrin

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 20-26, 2009