In Today’s Observer

Ben digs into Hilary’s nuanced stance on the Iraq war amidst the pressure of polarized national politics.

Matt Schuerman assesses the status of Ground Zero in the wake of Mike’s LMDC board appointments.

I dash to D.C. and chat with Congressman Bob Menendez, who seems to be winning a four-way scramble for Jon Corzine’s Senate seat.

And don’t miss Rebecca Dana and Lizzy Ratner’s hard look at media coverage of Iraq which, measured against the benchmark of Vietnam, leaves an eerily faint footprint.