It has been said that writer Stephen Glass often starts the day seated in front of four boxes. The first three, nouns - written on slips of paper (person, places, things) with the final box filled with verbs. Though most of the work day is spent sifting through the boxes until one of the two slips with either "Bush" or "Troops" written on them are recovered. Then the writing begins.
Almost Giving A Damn Edit
Unsigned editorials prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq expressed strong support for military action, citing the threat of WMD as well as humanitarian concerns. Since the end of major military operations, unsigned editorials, while critical of the handling of the war, have continued to justify the invasion on humanitarian grounds, but no longer maintain that Iraq's WMD facilities posed any threat to the United States. In the November 27, 2006, issue, the editors wrote:
"At this point, it seems almost beside the point to say this: The New Republic deeply regrets its early support for this war. The past three years have complicated our idealism and reminded us of the limits of American power and our own wisdom."