Post Archive

August 26, 2009

An anniversary appears to be passing peacefully: that of Russia’s August 26, 2008, recognition of Georgian provinces Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent nations. Dmitry...

Michael Barone has an article in today’s Washington Examiner that is—like all he writes—thought-provoking and worthy of a read. Titled “Obama’s lyrical Left struggles with...

David Ignatius explains just how "successful" the Obama team has been in utterly demoralizing the CIA. He writes: Talking to CIA veterans this week, I sensed...

Yesterday the delegation of the Organization of American States (OAS) foreign ministers visiting Honduras to push the “San Jose Accord”—which calls for the amnesty and...

Among the most despicable aspects of appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the conduct of CIA operatives in applying enhanced interrogation techniques is the abject refusal...

The British government has been roundly criticized for freeing Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the Libyan national convicted of murdering 270 people when he blew up...

Democratic analyst Dan Gerstein sure gets points for honesty on Democrats losing the health-care debate. He writes: Our party and the liberal activists who drive it...

Back in July, I expressed deep skepticism at the apparent intention of the U.S. to adopt nuclear deterrence as a response to a nuclear Iran—if...

Marty Peretz writing on the decision to open (reopen and redo, actually) an investigation of CIA operatives' use of enhanced interrogation techniques: It is rumored that...

Ruth Marcus looks at Sen. Chuck Grassley's role in health care and finds that his ardor for a comprehensive reform plan is cooling: "I think in...

My congressman Gerald Connolly, according to a Politico report, faced a polite but "skeptical" town-hall meeting: Connolly conceded that the health care debate had exposed fundamental...

Sen. Russ Feingold thinks "we're heading in the direction of doing absolutely nothing" on health-care reform. He really shouldn't hold back like this: "A 'furious' Rep. Peter...