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Nonpartisan Deadlock

Partisanship in Insecure Times
In the New York Times, the National Review’sRamesh Ponnuru worries about Washington’s united front in the war on terrorism.

Facing the Music
New York
magazine’s Michael Wolff watches the music industry go the way of the book industry.

Operation Northwoods
Eric Alterman identifies one historical justification for conspiracy theories about what the government knew before Sept 11: “during the height of the Cold War, following the failure of the Bay of Pigs attack in 1961, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff apparently wanted to launch a phony attack on the United States and blame it on the Cubans in order to start a war.”