Post Archive

September 27, 2009

In observance of the Day of Atonement, CONTENTIONS will not publish new items until an hour after sundown Monday night. G'mar chatimah tova....

John, you've  already noted the irony of William Safire’s death on the eve of Yom Kippur, given that Safire was known for his annual break-the-fast...

The story President Obama appears to be building about Iran’s nuclear program and the new site at Qom creates only a weak premise for tougher...

The New York Post is reporting that unemployment among young workers (aged 16-24, excluding students) has reached a postwar high of 52.2 percent. It had...

William Safire, who died today, was a breakthrough figure—the first professional Republican ideologue of his time to become a mainstream fixture in journalism. Indeed, when...

"The bumper sticker here is strategy before resources," said [Gen. James] Jones, adding: "This isn't just about more troops." Thus does Bob Woodward quote the president's...

You have to go to the middle of this Washington Post story--page four of the Metro section--to find this information on the Virginia gubernatorial race: McDonnell...

After Benjamin Netanyahu delivered his remarkable address to the UN, he appeared late in the afternoon at the 92nd Street Y to address a group...

The Honduras situation is described in this morning’s New York Times as “this most unconventional international saga”--a “most atypical coup” that has “stuck to no...

What's the big rush? That seems to be Obama's modus operandi on any foreign-policy challenge. Iran has secret (well, not secret, since the president knew...

Christopher Caldwell, writing in the Financial Times, observes: The UN speech gives a hint to why the percentage of the US population that is uneasy with...

At some point enough is enough. The Hill reports: A bipartisan group of House members is blasting the Obama administration for its plan to send $400,000...