Marc Armbinder was a pretty good Atlantic politics blogger. He’s a lot better over at National Journal, if this piece on how the bin Laden killing went down is any indication at all. I could go through the piece line by line and praise all the writerly flourishes that are thrown in as Armbinder gives a level of analysis and context that no other reporter cames close to matching today. But you only need to read one sentence to understand what I mean:
“One of the dead was Osama bin Laden, done in by a double tap — boom, boom — to the left side of his face.”
Here‘s the rest of the piece, which really is worth reading in entirety.
The August issue of Miller-McCune magazine is on the Web site (www.miller-mccune.com) and sailing through the postal system to 92,000+ smart people. A few highlights:
All that, and: why Oprah caused the downfall of American society; how environmental contaminants become hereditary illness; problem-solving courts that work; managing water, carbon and energy together in a time of climate change; biophilic design that brings the outside in; and an innovative whale warning system.
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