Russ Wellen is an editor at Freezerbox who specializes in foreign affairs and nuclear deproliferation.
Obama: Eye to Eye with Israel -- or Wandering Eye?
"Once more -- this time with feeling," conservatives cry when Obama speaks of his commitment to Israel.
03.31.2008 | POLITICS
We Can't Take Iraq Neat, We Need a Chaser
We won't listen to war stories unless they're folded within another narrative -- like a thriller novel.
03.27.2008 | BOOKS
Why Did Spitzer Do It, You Ask? Why Wouldn't He?
The more realistic question is: How could he have been anything but that stupid?
03.17.2008 | SOCIETY
World's Worst Nuclear Proliferator? Stay Away from the Mirror
The administration thinks of itself as nuclear policeman to the world. But it needs policing the most.
03.10.2008 | POLITICS
Not Much Meat on It, But US Still Gnaws on Iran Bone
Is Iran's nuclear glass half empty or half full?
03.04.2008 | POLITICS
Pushing the Envelope of Journalism Until It's Inside-out
Anna Politkovskaya raised the bar on journalistic courage about as high as you can without a death wish.
03.03.2008 | POLITICS
How Dare Hillary Supporters Shame Us into Supporting Her?
And make women who choose not to vote for her feel like they're letting all women down.
02.22.2008 | POLITICS
Terrorists Crossing the Border: Genuine Threat?
Or hard-right ploy to end immigration?
02.12.2008 | POLITICS
It's Not a New JFK We Need in Obama
It's the next Gorbachev.
01.29.2008 | POLITICS
Experience Is to Hillary as 9/11 Is to Giuliani
Giuliani's heroism, Hillary's experience -- not urban, but national, myths.
01.22.2008 | POLITICS
What Would We Do without Murder?
We've already seen two bubbles -- dot-com and housing -- burst? Can we afford another?
01.16.2008 | SOCIETY
Star Medical Examiner's Compassion a Lesson to Splatter Film Fans
Hostel, Saw? Have we crossed some kind of line?
01.10.2008 | SOCIETY
Un-becoming a Citizen
It takes more -- or less -- than passing your citizenship test to become a true American.
01.03.2008 | POLITICS
Hillary's Telling the Truth -- and That's the Problem
When conservatives call her an arch-liberal, she uses it as a cover to let her inner hawk fly free.
12.27.2007 | POLITICS
Mitchell Report Fails to Step Up to Plate with a Plan
Also undermined by pettiness and a lack of perspective.
12.23.2007 | POLITICS
Is Intervention in Pakistan the Neocons' First Good Idea?
If true, better late than never.
12.11.2007 | POLITICS
Foxy Knoxy and the Case of the Honorary Missing White Woman
The cable-news murder case you don't have to feel guilty about following.
12.05.2007 | SOCIETY
You All Know Hanoi Jane, Now Meet Tehran Todd
Treason is in the eye of the beholder.
11.16.2007 | POLITICS
Even When Hillary Gets It Right, We Still Don't Believe Her
No one doubts your toughness, Hillary. It's your trustworthiness that's your real Achilles heel.
10.29.2007 | POLITICS
The Department of Homeland Security -- defending the indefensible.
10.16.2007 | POLITICS