Uh, oh, Richard is writing about torture again! He repeats his assertion that "of course it works," but laments that it makes us bad people. But we're less safe without it, therefore we should be more like Nazis. But Nazis are BAD, so maybe not. Oh, it's all so totally confusing!
Calgon™, take Richard Cohen away!
And elsewhere in the Land of the Columnists is a peculiar chimera indeed, Ross Douthat's debut column for the NY Times, an amusing rant about Dick Cheney. To call it provocative is an understatement, as Douthat seems intent on pissing off the Sarah Palin/Fox Nation Republicans, and it will cause much foaming of the mouth. Fun! Much better than Kristol.