Post Archive

August 2009

Steve Chapman: "The 44th president apparently thought he had a mandate for the expansion of federal power and responsibility, which he has used on everything...

Mary Anastasia O'Grady writes: This administration needs a win. Or more accurately, it can't bear another loss right now. Most especially it can't afford to be...

Let's pretend we are a foreign intelligence service trying to assess the state of American counterterrorism efforts. Piece together several recent bits of open-source information: Source...

In the Washington Post, a panel of state political watchers and politicians mull over whether Virginia's gubernatorial race will turn on state or national issues....

Former Ronald Reagan speechwriter Peter Robinson reminds us of an "arresting" document that London Times reporter Tim Sebastian dug up in the Soviet archives in...

The Israeli government is calling foul, claiming the International Atomic Energy Agency is hiding the ball on the full extent of Iran's nuclear program: The statement...

Over the years, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, has not been especially effective in stifling would-be nuclear proliferators. First,...

The Washington Post is running an advice column for the floundering president: what is to be done? Well, it's never a good sign when mainstream...

The Washington Post, on page 1, no less, fesses up: "Sept. 11 Plotter Cooperated After Waterboarding." It seems there was a "transformation of the man...

The voters and Congress are fixated on health-care reform, which may or may not get passed. But the inescapable issue looming on the horizon is...

The president has been playing the "Look, Ma—no hands!" game for the better part of a week, denying responsibility for the decision to name a...

The August 27 report of Somali pirates firing at a U.S. Navy helicopter highlights the frustrations of defensive tactical deterrence as a national policy. The...