Post Archive

December 15, 2008

Ahithophel, on J.G. Thayer: Apologists for the Obama team are quick to point to Blago’s complaint that the Obama team would only offer “appreciation.” This, they...

The Obama team will be releasing information regarding its contacts with Blago, but not until the week of December 22, at the request of the...

Remember when Barack Obama let slip his plan to bankrupt coal plants? He walked it back, of course, claiming the quote was taken out of...

Today, Robert Zoellick, repeating Beijing's propaganda line on the global financial crisis, gave the Chinese a free pass on their mercantilist trade policies.  "The best...

It is obvious now that the Gaza disengagement was a strategic disaster for Israel, but at the time Ariel Sharon considered it a diplomatic triumph,...

The New York Times fails the man-in-the-mirror test: An Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at President Bush and called him a dog became a huge...

The next step in the Blago-gate drama is how the Senate seat will be filled. Republicans of course want a special election and have opened...

Now word comes that a federal grand jury is looking into Governor Bill Richardson's receipt of a political contribution from a company that advised New Mexico on...

The chorus of liberal observers who railed against the Iraq War, calling it an unnecessary and unwinnable blunder, have repurposed their defeatist denunciations and aimed...

When former U.S. President Jimmy Carter visited Damascus back in April, it was easy to dismiss him as an embarrassing crackpot.  After all,...

The Wall Street Journal reports: Barack Obama had begun thinking about his Senate successor even before the presidential election, and dispatched Rahm Emanuel days after the...

Little has helped Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas as much as the rise of Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The whole Western world seems...