March 31, 2009

The Newest Counterinsurgent?

Spencer Ackerman has a piece titled "Counterinsurgents in the Halls of Power" in the World Politics Review. The record of guerrilla groups once they have seized power is, of course, quite mixed. It will be interesting to see how the onetime dissenters effect change from within.

One of the "counterinsurgents" mentioned in the piece, though, deserves especial praise. For Shawn Brimley -- he of the insane office scribbles -- became a first-time father early this morning.

Congrats, Shawn! Here's to hoping your daughter's doodles make more sense than yours!