Subscribers to The New Republic Online will be treated this morning to Spencer Ackerman's "Welcome Back Sadr:"
People die every day in Iraq. But Tuesday--at least to judge by elite opinion in Washington and Baghdad's Green Zone--one actually came back to life. Moqtada Al Sadr, the violent Shia theocrat that U.S. officials have repeatedly assured was marginalized as a political player, issued something of a declaration of intent.
In the same e-issue, Noam Sheiber's "Science Fiction" argues that "with intelligent design, conservatism has gone postmodern." Has somebody blinded us with science?