Post Archive

September 23, 2008

Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton have nothing on Israel: If Tzipi Livni forms a cabinet, Israel will be the only country in the world with...

What happens when an American president with three months left in office speaks to a worse-than-useless international body? Today, George W. Bush addressed the United...

Today's Washington Post includes a story about a major shift in abortion demographics during the past 30 years. The lede of the story is this: The...

If you want to get a sense of one of the deep pathologies that afflicts Palestinian culture, look at one detail in particular of today's...

Yes, Abe, Barack Obama seems to have recognized that his grandiose spending plans may need to go on "hold." But what about his tax plans...

Joe Biden's genius for communicative errors places him outside the realm of political gaffe-makers: He's simply a fascinating social phenomenon. At least that's the only...

Mark Halperin--of "[name of Republican nominee] is the bigger liar" fame--has this breathless headline: "Palin’s team bans reporters from day’s meetings with world leaders,...

It is no surprise, in theory, that journalistic accounts are often distorted. But it is nevertheless vexing when the distortions involve you. This weekend, I...

As the days pass, more and more people on the Right are voicing concerns about the Paulson bailout plan. One political operative, Patrick Ruffini, has...

Barack Obama would have us believe that lax regulation and deregulation in the form of the Glass-Steagall Act are at the root of the problem....

The events of the last several months underscore why, in electing people to high public office--and especially to the presidency--one needs to make a careful...

Apparently, this morning's NBC interview with Matt Lauer (which Jennifer wrote about earlier) was rich in clues to the mindset of Barack Obama. Perhaps most...