Post Archive

October 15, 2007

There is an unmistakable tinge of insanity creeping into the U.S. effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It takes form in the embarrassing desperation of...

If you are an aspiring Muslim suicide bomber living in Europe, what is the best way to die? One path is to travel to Iraq and...

An old saying in Europe goes that British people “take their pleasures sadly”; an update might add that the French take theirs violently. On the...

Yesterday, Interfax reported that “several groups of suicide terrorists” are planning an attack on the life of Vladimir Putin during his oft-postponed visit to Tehran,...

According to the London Times, “Shibboleth,” the Tate Modern’s new installation, has already claimed its first victims. Last week, three visitors fell into the...

A number of our readers left comments over the weekend, during the launch of our redesigned site. These comments, unfortunately, were lost during our database...

Whom should the CIA hire? With the United States engaged in a war in which intelligence is the critical front, finding the best and brightest...

In recent days we’ve seen two significant Iraq-related pieces in the Washington Post. The first is a front-page story today by Thomas Ricks and Karen...

We Americans pride ourselves on our “right to know,” guaranteed by our free press and the sweeping words of our Constitution's First Amendment: “Congress shall...

It is hard to begrudge Al Gore his consolation prizes, first the Academy Award and now the Nobel for peace. None of it quite makes...