Post Archive

August 10, 2009

Two important pieces track the incredible tergiversations of Roger Cohen. Jordan Hirsch points to the contradictions implicit in the New York Times columnist's heartfelt expressions...

CONTENTIONS contributor Jamie Kirchick provides an exacting and valuable look at Mary Robinson's role not only as the ring master at Durban but also as...

In late July, Russia and Iran quietly held their first ever joint naval exercise. Its Caspian Sea location made it less visible to the Western...

A controversy over the conduct of Nadav Tamir, Israel's consul general for New England, is roiling the Israeli Foreign Ministry as well as Boston Jewry....

Campaigning in Virginia on Thursday, Barack Obama said he did not mind the responsibility of cleaning up the health-care "mess"—but he does not want "the...

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds is desperate. The race in Virginia is slipping from his grasp, and the president's fading popularity in that state has...

One of the more disturbing, and perplexing, parts of Barack Obama's much-lauded Cairo speech was his endorsement of the "right" of women to the hijab—as...

The Washington Post solicited advice on behalf of the president from a variety of pollsters, consultants, and analysts. Their advice is predictable. Get more rest....

This probably isn't the ideal way for congressmen to handle their constituents: Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.), at a town hall meeting about a...

David Broder demeans both women and the Supreme Court by adopting the "wise woman" pose. Because, using Amy Klobuchar to make his case, Broder explains that...