Post Archive

February 2007

“God protect us from the enemy without and the Hungarians within.” There’s something amusing about hearing Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atom bomb, talk...

The Valentine’s Day snowstorm that caused massive trouble for JetBlue—hundreds of canceled flights, ten-hour delays, finger pointing, and “voice cracking” pleas for forgiveness from JetBlue’s...

The recent dust-up between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has reminded some observers of what Clinton-style politics can look like in action. If, as former...

On Presidents' Day this month, the United States Mint released a new dollar coin bearing an image of George Washington. It is the first of...

Hard on the heels of Max Boot's post on the subject, in the March issue of the New Criterion, Scott Johnson has an excellent review-essay...

Tariq Ramadan, the Swiss Muslim celebrity academic and British government adviser who teaches at Oxford, is complaining again of his exclusion from the United States,...

Bank of America has inadvertently wandered into what might become the most interesting public policy debate of the next election cycle: illegal immigration. A week...

Polemicists being what they are, it's no surprise that many have used the death of celebrity centerfold Anna Nicole Smith to suggest that our society...

Scott Johnson at Powerline has a great post commemorating George Washington's actual birthday—today, February 22nd. Johnson mentions especially the famous correspondence between Washington and Moses...

Robert Knight of the Media Research Center, a conservative watch-dog group, is unhappy with me. In a piece I wrote for this past Sunday's New...

It made big headlines in Israel on Wednesday, February 21, but I don't imagine it got more than scant attention, if that much, anywhere else. "Police...

We'd like to welcome to contentions as a guest blogger David Pryce-Jones, senior editor at National Review. David has written about systems of belief from...