Post Archive

February 25, 2009

The spending numbers become meaningless after awhile. This helpful guide puts things in perspective: $787 billion would buy 4.6 million homes here in the US at...

The top headline on CNN's website this morning declared last night's presidential address before Congress "Morning in America."  Indeed, despite President Barack Obama's commitment to...

Stuart Rose, on Ted R. Bromund: Britain is in the grips of full blown appeasement. In a real sense, schools that urge their students to show...

The AP reports that Eric Holder was impressed with Guantánamo Bay. Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday the Guantanamo detention center is a well-run, professional...

The snippy White House press secretary would like us to believe that Rick Santelli doesn't know what he is talking about. Unfortunately for the White...

One of John Cleese's finest moments came in his Fawlty Towers episode on "The Germans," in which, as concussed hotel owner Basil Fawlty,...

Iran might not have rated a single mention in the president's address to Congress last night, but that doesn't mean nothing interesting is happening there. Today,...

Marty Peretz unleashes some righteous anger over the appointment of Chas Freeman as proposed Charmian of the National Intelligence Council, calling the move "stunning as...

"We need a global New Deal--a grand bargain between the countries and continents of this world," said Gordon Brown on Sunday.  At a time when...

At TNR, Simon Johnson of MIT describes a fundamental disconnect, some would say a bait-and-switch, inherent in the president's speech: Are we in danger of losing...

In his blog over at the New Yorker, George Packer writes this: Unfortunately, [David] Brooks's fair-minded critique is rare on the right. Most...

Larry Lindsay observes of the stimulus bill: "As soon as it was passed, the administration started backpedaling on how stimulating it will actually be. Instead...