Post Archive

September 8, 2010

To observe the Jewish New Year and the Sabbath immediately following, there will be no new Contentions posting until Sunday. While you wait, go back...

In his remarks in Cleveland today, President Obama said so many things that are so misleading that it will take time to sort through the...

In Cleveland today, in a remarkably bitter and partisan speech, President Obama ruled out allowing the Bush tax cuts for those earning more than $250,000...

It's hard to know how to interpret this news report in the Washington Times claiming that one of the agencies that may receive a budget...

The big news in all the polls is the astounding gap in electoral enthusiasm between voters intending to vote Republican and voters intending to vote...

Americans seldom think of Israel in the conventional terms of “alliance,” but Israelis must, perforce, think of America that way. In the most fundamental sense,...

"Messaging" has gotten a bad name in politics. It denotes sloganeering, the sort of bumper-sticker politics that the elites disdain. But a coherent message suggests...

Hillary Clinton delivered a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations. The text can be read in full here. A few observations. She, unlike the president,...

The discussion over the past week stimulated by Jay Cost's claim that health-care reform must be accounted a major part of the desperate woes of...

That is the essence of the message from Obama's closest political guru: President Obama's top political guru said Tuesday that he believes 70 House races and...

The Palestinian Authority is itching to get out the talks. The settlement freeze is the excuse, while the reason is its inability to make and...

Those who keep advising Obama to fire people miss a key point: the replacements could be worse than the current crew. No, it really is...