Let's try again.
- I am a bit torn by the current situation in Egypt with the standoff between the military and President Morsi. I do not think that Morsi has ruled wisely or magnanimously and I have real doubts about the ability of the Muslim Brotherhood to be a part of a truly democratic society. But I am pretty much reflexively opposed to military coups -- even soft ones. I could see this going really badly. I do not envy Obama having to sort the U.S. position out here. I would be inclined to the old lead from behind strategy once again.
- Speaking of ambivalence, this pretty amazing article in the Sunday Post detailing the battle between Chevron and influence peddling law firm Patton Boggs was rather riveting reading. First of all, it was a revelation to me that there are hedge funds financing plaintiff's litigation out there. Second, I didn't know who to root for in the battle between a smug and amoral law firm -- I've litigated against them (and won) -- and a huge, bullying oil company. Kind of like the battle between Glenn Greenwald and David Gregory. (Okay, I side with Greenwald -- he's holier than thou and a brutal self-promoter, but Dancin' Dave pretty much embodies all of the things that are wrong with the Village press.) Similarly, I guess I would lean towards Patton Boggs in a battle against sheer corporate muscle, but it sure doesn't seem like anyone covered themselves in glory in this fight.
- Does anyone else think that Edward Snowden might be in over his head?
What else is going on? (Given my bad luck with my last post, I am keeping this one short for now -- why tempt fate?)