Compare and contrast: this narrative of an anti-Khamenei Ayatollah and this account of a visit to Qom.
Tyler Cowen has some provocative thoughts about Haiti.
This book review will have you feeling chipper about the possibility of the promised high speed rail utopia that will never ever materialize or even start.
Also, here's an account of the fall of the Washington Post, which is criticized for its inability to focus: web or print? politics or hyperlocal? Ironically, the post itself embraces the worst of the web on its first page, borrowing the annoying habit of Time.com of placing irrelevant links in the middle of the page. Shame on you, TNR (but well-reported!)