Post Archive

February 9, 2009

There it is. First press conference. By stating without qualification that Hamas is a terrorist group, Obama has just made it very difficult for those...

Obama offers a powerful riposte against the libertarian argument that there should be no government intervention in the economy. The problem is that the number...

I understand this talking point of Obama's, but surely we are nowhere near such a calamity -- remember that between 1979 and 1982 we had...

He is a great pleasure to watch and to listen to....

Obama just said there isn't a single earmark in the $800 billion stimulus. That's because most of it is a pet project in itself --...

Obama just said that we need to stimulate the economy by providing a $2,500 tax credit to help people pay for college. What exactly will...

"The single most important part of this...plan is that it will save or create 4 million new jobs." -- Obama just now. That number is climbing...

Barack Obama is back to being candidate Obama instead of President Obama, making a campaign-style trip to Elkhart, Indiana. If you think it wasn't a campaign...

Today, the Times led its editorial page with a meditation on what President Obama must do about Iran and its nuclear ambitions. The Times's editorialists acknowledge that...

Jackson Diehl, usually an astute commentator on Israeli affairs, makes a grave mistake in his article about the next Israeli government. For the first time...

Sarah Jaynes, on J.G. Thayer: People who want to raise taxes are either using off shore hiding places, are trust fund babies, do not pay taxes...

Jonathan, I wonder whether Sen. Specter hears the footsteps. Pat Toomey, who heads Club of Growth, has put out a statement taking the Senate moderates...