Post Archive

July 2007

New York City recently celebrated Restaurant Week, a biannual affair in which the city's "best" restaurants offer discounted—and shrunken—prix fixe meals. The summer slump that...

Today, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Indian counterpart Shri Pranab Mukherjee issued a joint statement that their two countries completed negotiations on the...

Benjamin Ivry’s fascinating post does a welcome job of setting the record straight on Philip Johnson and his appalling record of cheerleading for the Nazis....

The Miami Herald calls it one of the “biggest dust-ups of the presidential race so far,” and the sprinkling continues. At the YouTube Democratic presidential debate...

While Lebanon's army is busy completing the "urban restructuring" of the refugee camp at Nahr el Bared (no doubt in full compliance with international and...

Hypocrisy is an abiding weakness of most politicians. Republicans tend to specialize in hypocrisy regarding sex and family—think of Newt Gingrich, Henry Hyde, or Robert...

This morning, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof launched a full-throated—and empty-headed—defense of free trade. Along the way he praised President Bush and attacked...

In his victory speech on election night this past May, Nicolas Sarkozy declared that under his reign, “the pride and the duty of France” will...

Speaking at the UN Security Council on Wednesday, UN Special Envoy to the Middle East Michael Williams noted that "Unless the crossings [into Gaza] are...

Many Americans I know are dismayed by the British academic boycott of Israel. What, they wonder, lies behind the rise of such attitudes on British...

This morning, the New York Times reported that Chinese authorities, working with the FBI, seized more than $500 million of counterfeit Microsoft and Symantec software...

The opening to the public last month of architect Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, was a triumph. Tickets to the house that...