Post Archive

January 8, 2009

One way of judging the effectiveness of the IDF's campaign against Hamas is to observe the level of nervousness among Hamas's allies. And with the...

Meanwhile, back at the Guardian, Timothy Garton Ash deplores Europe's inability to act forcefully and effectively in the Gaza crisis. His analysis is as...

The Obama team has had a rougher week than normal, but we shouldn't lose sight of its best decision to date: downgrading Joe Biden. He...

Like Adam Schiff and Robert Wexler, Barney Frank is another liberal Democrat and steadfast congressional supporter of Israel who was endorsed by J Street. And...

I've always thought that alarmist talk about the federal budget deficit was largely partisan posturing, and I'm not all that worked up about deficits we...

Ronald Reagan's first inaugural address: In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we've...

Eric, you wrote: Indeed, by sending Joe Wurzelbacher to the Middle East, pjtv.com may be taking its assault against the MSM too far.  It is...

If you're a frequent reader of CONTENTIONS--or of any other political blog--chances are you don't entirely trust the mainstream media (MSM).  Indeed, blogs have emerged...

Richard John Neuhaus, perhaps the most important and influential religious intellectual in the United States since the passing of Reinhold Niebuhr, died last night. A...

The BBC's lack of sympathy for Israel is not exactly a secret but a listen to its "World Update" program this morning (generally available on...

I wanted to pick up on Jennifer's intelligent posting and her fair corrective to me, in which she writes We shouldn't get too...

J.G., I hope you are right and that we benefit from some new blood at the notoriously insular CIA. However, there are significant downsides to...