Post Archive

January 14, 2011

As commentators are beginning to note, Monday marks the 50th anniversary of Eisenhower’s Farewell Address, and the following Thursday marks the same anniversary for Kennedy’s...

Charles Murray wrote a book called Human Accomplishment. In the next edition, he might want to add a section on sports figures -- and in...

From Paul Krugman's column in today's Times: One side of American politics considers the modern welfare state — a private-enterprise economy, but one in which society’s...

Reuters reports that Imam Feisal Rauf will no longer be heading up the Ground-Zero mosque project: "Imam Feisal and Daisy Khan will not be speaking on...

During the 2008 campaign, the historian Garry Wills compared Barack Obama’s Philadelphia speech on race with Abraham Lincoln’s Cooper Union address. Now he’s back at...

Some Israeli bloggers have discovered that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Spanish government may be involved with a Palestinian tourism...

Humans are visual animals. Just as a dog, suddenly aware of the unexpected, turns his nose toward it and starts sniffing, we humans turn our...

In the wake of President Obama’s call for more civility in the wake of the tragedy in Arizona, some in his party are seeking a...

A week's worth of talk about civility is very nice. We should be more civil toward each other. There's little more depressing in life than...

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is still treated as a mainstream civil-liberties group by much of the media. Indeed, last summer, as the...

For all its reputation as the world's most unstable region, the Middle East has actually been extremely stable in one respect -- almost all of...

Courtesy of Newsbusters, MSNBC is airing a promo for President Obama’s forthcoming State of the Union. It features video from previous State of the Union...