Post Archive

January 14, 2009

J.J. Sefton, on Linda Chavez: So let's see. Joe Wurzelbacher (aka Joe the Plumber) has a $1,000 tax lien that he doesn't even know about and...

As a Ph.D. student in political science at the University of Pennsylvania, I was required to take a statistics class during my first year into...

Joe Biden, incapable of passing up an opportunity to advise the girding of one's loins, returned from Iraq and Afghanistan to give President-elect Barack Obama...

Yesterday I covered American public opinion regarding Gaza based on material from two polls, by Gallup and Rasmussen. A new PEW poll confirms many of...

Yes, Linda: what a difference a few years and a change of party make! We all know that the treatment has and will continue to...

Today, the New York Times's website carries a video suggesting that anger is rising in the West Bank over the war in Gaza.  And, in...

I wrote yesterday about the dismaying level of contempt displayed by the media as George W. Bush exits. Susan Estrich, whose assessment of Bush's legacy is...

What a difference eight years make.  Some may recall that my nomination as Secretary of Labor in 2001 was derailed when the press learned...

Thomas Friedman gets the Gaza war only half right. He writes: In Gaza, I still can’t tell if Israel is trying to eradicate Hamas or trying...

According to Jonathan Clarke, in an article appearing on the BBC's website yesterday, the big loser in the 2008 election was neoconservatism. After finding friends...

Let me start by unequivocally declaring that I'm all for "smart power." At least in principle, that is: If only someone would explain to me...

In the aftermath of the election, the Mainstream Elite Media Enterprise (MEME) declared Barack Obama the best president since Lincoln or FDR (take your pick)...