Links for 03/05/15

Tom Rosshirt, writing at the horribly named International Integrators, on what makes for a good speech - and so much more. It has been almost two years since we have seen a column by Rosshirt who is one of the most gifted writers I know. 

David Brock gets spanked on Morning Joe. It could not happen to a more appropriate target as Brock has made a career in sleaze and, now, defending the sleazy. If nostalgia permits people to remember the Clinton years fondly, Hillary is quickly reminding us of the downside and the drama that seems to attach itself to the world of the Clintons. More on this tomorrow.

Tammy Wittes, at the Brookings Institution, on why America's allies in the Mideast are as much a part of the problem as a part of the solution. Wittes is one of the people who leads you past the talking points to the hideously complicated, and frightening, realities of politics in the region. 

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