I’ll have more long-form material for you shortly. In the meantime, here is some more very short-form material I published over at Instapundit.
CLIFF MAY ON JOURNALISTIC MALPRACTICE and what Ahmadinejad really said at the UN.
THIS IS REALLY GETTING RIDICULOUS: Greece says it will run out of money next month if it doesn’t get yet another bailout.
HMM: The Israeli air force shot down a drone in the southern part of the country near Gaza. No one seems to know where it came from yet, but they're saying it wasn't from Gaza.
I also recommend Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Brown and Dave King. I’m almost finished with a novel myself and have found it quite useful.
THE WASHINGTON POST'S David Ignatius is in Aleppo.
WHAT COULD GO WRONG? "Egypt’s new Islamist president on Friday pledged to ease up on the crackdown in the country’s restive Sinai Peninsula and not pursue hundreds of fugitives from the lawless region that has seen a surge in militancy and cross-border attacks on Israel."
CREEPY BUT INTERESTING: Alexander J. Motyl on the moral complexities of Soviet art. I find socialist realist art disturbing on a number of levels, but I have to admit it’s also very engaging to look at. It’s also educational. This is how communists saw themselves, or at least how they wanted to be seen by others. Meanwhile, here’s a striking anti-communist installation in Prague.
WHOA: The Tunisian government is seeking the death penalty for suspects who attacked the U.S. Embassy there a few weeks ago.
FROM MY GREAT WRITING TEACHER Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Why Writers Disappear.
I’m not going anywhere.
THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT just approved more military action against Syria. They say they may not do anything with the authorization, that it's only for theoretical use in the future, but Turkey did shell targets in Syria a couple of days ago.
AWESOME IF TRUE! A comet discovered recently by Russian astronomers may outshine the moon when it passes by Earth next November.