Post Archive

January 2011

The corner that the Obama administration has boxed itself into on Egypt is growing increasingly cramped and awkward by the hour. As Leon Wieseltier noted...

Two weeks ago, I posted about a chart that plotted fertility against life expectancy over the past 50 years. It showed how the former dropped...

The president of the United States makes $400,000 a year. He has government-provided housing, a personal chef, his own helicopter and airplane, not to mention...

Not content with restricting Internet and cell-phone use, this morning the Mubarak regime attempted to shut down the Al Jazeera Cairo bureau, which has been...

You've got to be kidding: QUESTION: I just -- on Monday you had some fairly kind words for the Israeli investigation into [the flotilla incident]. I...

Ministers being forced to resign. The army in the streets. Bloody clashes in major cities. The ruling party headquarters in ashes. Events in Egypt have...

The president just said he told Hosni Mubarak he needed to move toward reforms and address grievances. One might say that it was the most...

J.E. Dyer’s reaction to my post on the "Sputnik moment" theme prompts this reflection: as a conservative, you can cite examples like the academy’s treatment...

Elliott Abrams gets to the heart of why the Obama administration has been caught flat-footed by the recent revolts in the Arab world: U.S. officials talked...

In 2006, the Chinese reportedly used an anti-satellite weapon (ASAT) to blind one of our satellites. In 2007, they definitely used an ASAT to shoot...

How about the president, who claims a unique affinity with the Muslim world, actually taking at least a modestly advisory role when it comes to...

Robert Gibbs, the outgoing White House press spokesman, is not covering his departing head with glory as he speaks about the Egypt crisis. It's certainly...