Post Archive

May 1, 2009

On Tuesday, my lament regarding GM's decision to kill Pontiac brought a surprising number of car enthusiasts out of the CONTENTIONS woodwork. So, with that...

Whenever a new administration takes power, officials always find that some of their going-in assumptions don't stand up to the test of events. That's been...

If you weren't scared about healthcare reform before, this report from the New York Times should do the trick. It recaps the president's conversation about...

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports that the Justice Department has finally done the right thing and dropped its prosecution of two former AIPAC analysts. This was...

Preserving the military option against Iran has long been a key lynchpin of the U.S.'s effort for halting Tehran's nuclear program. The strategic thinking is...

Sen. Arlen Specter was a source of great angst to Republicans. But since switching parties he's voted with them on two big issues -- the...

Robert Kaplan's cover story in the latest issue of Foreign Policy -- their "Big Think" issue -- centers on "The Return of Geography." The premise...

So say the news reports. On one hand, you could say it doesn't matter that much. Justice Souter is a down-the-line un-originalist, pro-activist judge to...

James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal picked up on a particularly tendentious story in the New York Times. Titled "'No Child' Law Is Not...

The power of the minority is not insignificant: "Republicans are pushing the hot-button issue of what will be done about Guantanamo’s prisoners—so much so that...