Post Archive

September 18, 2009

In observance of Rosh Hashanah, CONTENTIONS will be taking a blog holiday until Sunday night. May you all be inscribed for a good year....

The intellectual and political life of the United States over the past 60 years was affected in so many important and enduring ways by Irving...

At the center of the recent controversy about the participation of Israeli artists at the Toronto Film Festival was the fact that the event highlighted...

As a companion piece to Charlie Cook’s analysis, which Jen drew attention to, National Journal’s Ron Brownstein, reporting from the Mountain West, finds that: amid...

It seems a fitting end to a remarkable week. On September 18, Iranian reform advocates mounted the largest protest in Tehran since July, drawing a...

A friend who occupied a senior American foreign-policy position e-mails with a very insightful comment: The decision to drop [missile defense] for Poland and Czechoslovakia is...

On this one, let's give the New York Times credit. Reporter Robert Worth begins his story on the Iranian protest as follows: Iran’s government and its...

Liam Fox, the Tory shadow defense secretary, spoke at the Heritage Foundation yesterday. His admirably concise remarks on the “The War in Afghanistan: Why Britain, America...

There is no doubt that Sergeant First Class Jared Monti earned the Medal of Honor bestowed by President Obama on Thursday. But he wasn’t around...

Obama's effort to put "daylight" between the U.S. and Israel and to ingratiate himself with the "Muslim world" has resulted, once again, in abject failure....

Charlie Cook sees troubles on the horizon for congressional Democrats. He thinks most Americans still want the president to succeed, but they really don't like...

Writing in the Jerusalem Post, Evelyn Gordon describes media reports about the Obama administration’s planned peace initiative, suggesting it may well involve a deadline for...