You may have noticed that our homepage here at the Atlantic is now headlined by something called "The Current." The idea behind the feature is to provide quick and useful takes on the obvious and not-so-obvious news of the day, with items that simultaneously offer brief commentary from a member of the Atlantic family (I'll be writing a couple a week, as will some of my fellow bloggers, and our OnDeadTree staff will be contributing frequently as well) and a round-up of some the best opinion on and around whatever the subject of the item happens to be. It's a work in progress - as you can probably guess from the "beta" tag adorning it - and it will doubtless evolve over time, but don't let that stop you from checking it out: At the moment, the headliners are my mini-obit for Buckley and James Gibney, our deputy managing editor extraordinaire, on U.S.-India relations.

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