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February 27, 2008

When I hear the name William F. Buckley, or see it in print I automatically think:"Those eyes!" Darting, piercing, dancing -- with that trademark playful...

Among his many other accomplishments, William F. Buckley Jr. made the conservative movement a far less forbidding place for Jews. Conservatism in the early 1960’s was,...

Once again, the far-Right pundits are on John McCain’s case. And this time they’re doing him a great favor: driving a wedge between the Senator...

I first discovered William F. Buckley in my early teens. In an effort, I suppose, to become more serious and informed, I started regularly reading...

Sometimes a debate performance's longer term impact is at odds with viewers' initial impressions. This was true of the 2004 debate in which John Kerry...

People my age are of a generation that grew up in the twilight of the Buckley era. When I was in college, he was no...

For what it's worth, here's my brief remembrance. I first met William F. Buckley, Jr., as a freshman at Yale University. It was at the 125th...

cross-posted at About Last Night  Bill Buckley died this morning. In public life he was a witty, devastatingly effective spokesman for conservatism and the founder of...

Although I barely knew him, I am, like many others, stunned and saddened by the news of William F. Buckley Jr.’s demise. A great deal...

A new Gallup poll is being touted as a "challenge" to western misperceptions of Islam. The survey was done on three continents and took six...

He was the model of the modern American intellectual. He published a small magazine of ideas whose influence and centrality to the country in which...

According to the Associated Press, a new UN report deems Palestinian terrorism the “inevitable consequence” of Israeli occupation. One has to ask: was terrorism the...