Post Archive

August 4, 2008

The deadline for an Iranian response to the opulent package of incentives the regime was offered two weeks ago passed on Saturday, and was accompanied...

Readers may recall the hyperbolic cries of the Hands Off Iran coalition not long ago over a non-binding House resolution calling for tougher sanctions on...

Yes, the McCain team is having fun passing out tire gauges to remind everyone of Barack Obama's silly claim that we could save as much...

At the New York Times' Caucus blog, Michael Powell writes that Barack Obama's fundamental challenge is "getting his message through." Getting his message through??? I imagine,...

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was an almost impossibly large figure for us to comprehend, a man who shaped both the literary and political world in ways that...

We want to start highlighting the best of the many excellent reader comments we receive here at CONTENTIONS. So, without further ado, the Commentary of...

Mitt Romney, for all his faults, is better than nearly any candidate in recent memory in staying on message. And he did this morning again...

The biggest hurdle the U.S. faces in Afghanistan is American civilian indifference to victory in Iraq. If we can't get excited about a victory in...

Stephen Biddle, Michael O'Hanlon, and Kenneth Pollack provide a cogent analysis, devoid of partisan rancor and filled with facts, of the current situation in Iraq...

But maybe they shouldn't. Just two years after the IDF embarrassed itself in Lebanon, Israel's top brass have begun talking tough again. Today IDF Chief...

The Wall Street Journal welcomes Barack Obama's recent, albeit not very logical, semi-conversion on offshore drilling : Even as he proposes to arbitrarily soak the profits...

Puzzlingly, this story has flown completely under the radar, despite its importance. Two days ago, a brigadier general named Mohammad Suleiman was shot in the...