Today on the Main Site:
Allawi’s Lament by Jed Babbin: He feels he, not Maliki, should be forming the new Iraqi government — but does it matter?
Obama Jobs by The Prowler: Making Census workers permanent creatures of the Obama recovery. Plus: CEOs tell Obama all the wrong things.
Beverly Hills Night by Ben Stein: Amid the jasmine, the swimming pool, and the Lakers.
Who Lost Turkey? Not Europe by Doug Bandow: But tell that to Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
Barack Obama’s Body Language by Ron Ross: He persists at looking down his nose.
On Retreat by Jonathan Aitken: “Nothing is so like God as stillness,” wrote the 14th-century German mystic Meister Eckhart.
A Book to Read, A Byline to Look For by Larry Thornberry: Joseph Epstein has done it again.
What to Watch For:
W.H. to ask BP to create separate, independent fund to administer reimbursements to Gulf residents (WSJ)
Ethnic violence continues to rage in Kyrgyzstan (NY Times)
Iraq’s contentious parliament deadlocked (Washington Post)
Israel sets up Gaza flotilla inquiry (BBC News)
Clip of the Day:
Gov. Crist (I-FL) says oil spill shows dangers of fossil fuel: