Post Archive

April 17, 2009

C.J. Chivers, a former marine turned New York Times correspondent, has an inspirational story of how one platoon in the remote Korangal Valley of eastern...

This report is illuminating: Two top Hamas leaders made their first appearances at public events since Israel's Gaza war on Friday, signaling defiance of rival Palestinian...

Kent Lyon, on Abe Greenwald: Perhaps the EPA will declare sunlight a hazard, as it not only causes global warming, but also cancer. Will there be...

Abe, the caterpillar was never deployed but the report has set off a round of entirely expected wailing from all of the usual quarters. One...

So how did the president's overseas trip really go? Let's see. North Korea used the opportunity to figuratively send a missile over the bow of...

In the context of the current debate about the release of the Bush Administration's interrogation techniques, I thought it might be worth highlighting some excerpts...

The EPA officially ruled today that CO2, one of the essential building blocks of the cosmos and all life, is a pollutant and a threat...

Robert Gibbs declares that immigration reform isn't happening without a "healthy bipartisan majority." That sounds like a wonderful standard for governance. Really, passing legislation on...

A few weeks ago, I noted the many fallacies inherent in, and the politicization of, Yale's so-called "Week of Service." This week brings a coda...

Much of the punditocracy has snubbed the Tea Party attendees as a bunch of ill-informed rubes... Angry malcontents! Out of touch! But perhaps they are representative...

Language can be very revealing. So far, the Obama administration has given clear indicators as to who it identifies as the nation's real enemies. First up,...

Paul Krugman is nervous about the recovery, or lack thereof. The stimulus wasn't big enough. The toxic asset purchase plan is a get-rich-quick scheme for...