Post Archive

February 2011

The media prides itself on keeping public officials honest but too seldom steps back to draw lessons from their own mistakes. After the fall of Saddam...

Critics castigated George W. Bush for his Manichaeism, especially after the Axis of Evil speech. The same progressives and realists who were silent while North...

A visual reminder that, while the United Nations Human Rights Council has finally gotten around to condemning former member state Libya, there was also a...

The clearest example of the bizarrely naive quality of hermetic liberal provincialism was attributed to the New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael almost 40 years...

In one sense, Barack Obama is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Famous for his eloquence, he has nothing to say about...

During his 2008 campaign, President Obama indicated that, upon taking office, he would “immediately” investigate the legality of the war-on-terror tactics used by Bush administration...

We know democracy promotion is in fashion because the press is hard at work composing the heroic narrative of Barack Obama, stealth freedom enthusiast. The...

NGO Monitor has called for the resignation of Sarah Leah Whitson, the director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East division, amid allegations that she whitewashed...

That's what's happening in Iraqi Kurdistan right now. Here is a YouTube video (graphic) of KDP forces in Chamchamal firing into a crowd, reportedly killing...

This headline in the Guardian commentary section may have caused some to do a double-take this morning: “Our absurd obsession with Israel is laid bare.”...

Charles Blow in his New York Times column yesterday decried the fact that the United States ranks last among 33 developed countries in infant mortality....

As Michael Rubin has noted, on Saturday, President Obama finally said what the rest of the world realized days ago: Muammar Qaddafi needs to go....