Post Archive

August 18, 2009

Terry Teachout wrote this post in August 2007. Say what you will about Robert Novak—and some contributors to COMMENTARY have said plenty—he remains one of America’s...

My former White House colleague Bill McGurn, in his Wall Street Journal column today, recounts liberal apoplexy when the word evil was used by Ronald...

I'm not afraid of Islamists. As long as we in the liberal West don't browbeat ourselves into submission, and as long as we take sensible...

Over at Politico's "The Arena," which features a daily debate between policymakers and opinion shapers (full disclosure: I participate in those debates from time...

The Financial Times has an op-ed today entitled "We Must Face Reality in Afghanistan." But the picture painted by its author, Gilles Dorronsoro, a visiting...

The Washington Post's Rajiv Chandrasekaran wrote an interesting story about the ouster of General David McKiernan as the head U.S. command in Afghanistan, and...

Martin Kramer's post about the decision by Yale University Press to remove the Danish Muhammad cartoons from a book about the Danish Muhammad cartoons is...

"God bless him, bless his heart, president of the United States---a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the...

John, my main criticism of Sarah Palin's "death panel" remarks is that they reduce in scope the disapproval of the proposed health-care bill to a...

Spiegel Online reports today on the health-care debate in the United States. German "media commentators" across the board appear to be a little unclear on...

Robert D. Novak, the controversialist whose combination of hard-line conservatism and hard-charging reporting made his column essential reading for nearly four decades, has died. Bob...

Should people who share a last name with someone suspected of terrorism be subjected to extra questioning when entering the United States? That’s a question...