Current Affairs


Toga Party Attendance is Critical in Abu Ghraib Defense

Lt. Col. Steven Jordan is currently on trial for 12 charges relating to the torture — sorry, "maltreatment" — of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison.  His defense attorneys have argued that Jordan was actually not in charge of the interrogation…



Iraqis Can Now Buy Terror Insurance

The New York Times reports that at least one thing has a guaranteed future in Iraq: terror insurance.  The state-owned Iraq Insurance Company has begun to insure ordinary Iraqis against, according to the policy rider, "the following dangers: 1) explosions…


World’s Newest Democracy Enters Modern Age

No, not Iraq.  Be serious.  I’m talking about Sark. Sark, the smallest of the Channel Islands, is a self-governing dependency of the British crown, meaning that it is technically owned personally by the Queen but is not part of the…