Post Archive

January 26, 2011

So Hezbollah did it. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has been replaced with Najib Miqati, a man billed as a “compromise” leader who is time...

The Obama administration is making policy with its effective silence on the events in Lebanon, Tunisia, and Egypt. As Rick and Max both pointed out,...

According to the AP, two of the central promises of President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul law are unlikely to be fulfilled, Medicare's independent economic expert...

According to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the federal budget deficit is on course to reach nearly $1.5 trillion this year,...

Ted Bromund’s reaction to the new Obama theme is much like mine. The only serious connection between America’s original “Sputnik moment” and President Obama’s SOTU...

Christopher Hitchens doesn’t like The King’s Speech. Not because of its cinematic qualities, which he appreciates, but because of its political ones. According to him,...

Optimism about peace between Israel and the Palestinians has always been a matter of religious faith rather than rational analysis. Every new proof that the...

Judith Levy at Ricochet is surprised Obama said not a peep about the peace process (“I could have sworn it was a fairly high priority...

When the Guardian launched its "Palestine Papers" on Sunday, the sensational leak was accompanied by an editorial, which was sensationally titled "Pleading for a fig...

I keep a list of historical analogies -- derived from years of grading papers -- that tell me that the individual using them is (to...

State of the Union speeches are typically unimpressive and unmemorable. Last night's address by President Obama was in that tradition. While his delivery was fine,...

Somehow it’s hard to get too worked up about the formalized rituals of the State of the Union when real news is happening half a...