The Atlantic's Boldest: A Correction Column

I haven't disclosed my corrections in a while, and I'm feeling a bit guilty.

For this week:

1. I wrote that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg could be the "brass tacts" enforcer of Barack Obama's vision. But gilded politeness was not what I intended to convey. Indeed, the phrase is "brass tacks."

2. Yesterday, I wrote that McCain adviser Charlie Black was taking a "leave of absence" from his lobbying firm. In fact, Black is resinging.

3. In a piece about Barack Obama and Tony McPeak, I mispelled the name of AIPAC critic
and political scientist John Mearsheimer.