As Barack Obama's advantage continues to grow, aides to John McCain and Sarah Palin are sniping at each other about the conduct of their campaign. Is it merely the stress of a struggling effort with only a week to go—or does it represent a broader struggle between moderate party reformers and conservative purists? Also, the US issues Iraq an ultimatum on the Status of Forces Agreement, and the Dalai Lama has given up hope for negotiations with China. What does that mean for Tibet, the government in exile and the Dalai Lama himself?
Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam