Post Archive

August 13, 2009

Richard Landes asks an important question: Why doesn't HRW's white-flags report mention Hamas's use of civilians and civilian infrastructure on the battlefield, when HRW has...

Yale University Press is set to publish a new book on the 2005 controversy over the publication of 12 cartoons in a Danish newspaper that...

Jonathan, I have a slightly different take on the Mary Robinson fiasco. Whether it becomes a "tipping point" for the American Jewish community in political...

Since the mid-1990s, the State Department has kept an official list of states that sponsor terror—a list that included, back then, Iran, Syria, North Korea,...

The New York Times noted today that the “White House said Mr. Obama had no second thoughts” about honoring Mary Robinson with the Presidential Medal...

At his town hall earlier this week, Obama uncorked this one when asked if a public option would supplant private insurers: My answer is that if...

One must at least give credit to the Saudi-funded Human Rights Watch for its ambition. This morning, the group held a press conference to unveil...

Nouriel Roubini writing in Forbes provides some useful analysis of recent job-loss figures and the prospects for recovery. He writes: Looking at the recessions of the...

I'm really beginning to miss George W. Bush's characteristic humility. All people who reach the White House have healthy egos and ambition to...

Karl Rove details the litany of half-truths, exaggerations, and hardball attacks coming from the president's team, and advises: Team Obama is suffering from Extended Campaign Syndrome....

Obama is facing the first serious challenge of his presidency. His polls numbers are tumbling, his health-care plan is on the rocks, and he faces...

Who to believe in reportage of the Fatah conference: the New York Times's Isabel Kershner or Khaled Abu Toameh, the Jerusalem Post's veteran reporter on...