Post Archive

August 18, 2010

As a historian, I have always been fascinated by fame and how unfairly the gods of chance bestow it. Andy Warhol said that in this...

According to Gallup, the president’s daily approval rating has him down to 41 percent. I rather doubt this is the floor, though; there will be...

Ayaan Hirsi Ali makes a profound point at the Wall Street Journal today: that the Park 51 mosque controversy, although framed in most of our...

It seems that a staffer told Nancy Pelosi to walk back the crazy talk: "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released a statement Wednesday addressing criticisms of her remarks...

President Obama told reporters in Ohio today that he does not regret wading into the mosque/Ground Zero debate. Here’s Time magazine’s Mark Halperin’s take: Really??!! Another...

Ezra Klein is stumped. (There's a lot of that going on at his paper.) The man who couldn't figure out the motive for the Times Square...

Pete, even for Nancy Pelosi this is really beyond the pale. I have just a few thoughts to add. First, no one is pulling the strings...

Peter Beinart is very unhappy -- at President Obama, at Republicans, at Democrats, and at America itself. Beinart writes: The president is furiously backtracking; Republicans...

Having just made the case that the debate about the mosque and Ground Zero needs to be conducted in a responsible, careful way by all...

Some of those who favor placing Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's proposal to build a mosque and Islamic center near Ground Zero have used malicious rhetoric...

I admit it: I was looking forward to Maureen Dowd's column today. Nothing quite gets her dander up and her claws out like a reminder that...