Post Archive

December 2, 2009

Today the Australian Parliament blocked a cap-and-trade bill, which has been one of the pet legislative projects of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. This is a...

Ben Smith smartly observed: Previous presidential addresses on Afghanistan -- including President Obama's in March -- have added the human rights cause to the case for...

Michael Crowley has a useful roundup of comments from top Obama advisers who are now trying to explain the 2011 date that Obama described as...

Last week, I wrote that the December 1 speech and the decision it would announce were going to give us "some sense of whether Obama...

A number of observers have remarked on the tone of the speech, which was typical of Obama -- cold, removed, stern, and unfeeling. Peter Beinart...

The Financial Times has interviewed veterans of the Red Army's war in Afghanistan who argue that the American war effort will be a replay of...

In a helpful compilation from the Washington Post of statements from members of Congress, we see the range of opinion -- from cautious praise among Republicans concerned...

Here’s some good news from the domestic Israeli front: the first group of 70 Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) yeshiva students recently began serving in the Israel Defense...

The decision President Obama made was better than the speech he gave. What will matter, long after his address is forgotten, is that Barack Obama...

Michael Gerson, unlike the Obami, concedes that our Iran-engagement policy is in a shambles: the regime has consolidated power, its nuclear program is going full...

There is, it seems, some agreement that the speech last night was a bit of a mess. Bob Schieffer, noting that exit ramps have been...

Rasmussen reports: The number of Americans identifying themselves as Democrats fell by nearly two percentage points in November. Added to declines earlier in the year, the...