Post Archive

March 18, 2011

I have been critical in recent days of President Obama for lack of leadership on Libya but I part company with some of my colleagues...

Senator John Kerry has been enjoying his post as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee so much that many in Washington are speculating that he...

Listening to the president’s statement on U.S. interest in the no-fly zone over Libya, I am principally struck by how well Abe’s assessment (and mine)...

It will be a great learning opportunity to observe what happens in the next few days. This week marks the first time a no-fly zone...

The New York Times reports on a controversy that’s recently erupted over one of the essay prompts on the latest SAT. Some test-takers have grumbled...

The 3 a.m. phone call finally came, and who was there to pick it up, Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton? The answer: Nicolas Sarkozy. A...

The world was understandably obsessed this week with the disaster in Japan and the civil war in Libya. That’s part of the reason why two...

Yesterday the New Republic posted my review of Donald Rumsfeld’s execrable memoir, Known and Unknown, which I describe as a “masterpiece of buck-passing and score-settling.”...

Ben Suarato, a spokesperson for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, e-mailed me in response to my post yesterday on the Israel Action Network’s position...

Veteran reporter Helen Thomas turned up in Playboy magazine this month (fully clothed, don’t worry) as part of her ongoing anti-Semitic publicity tour. The former “dean”...

Amazing what a little show of international resolve can achieve. For days, Muammar Qaddafi has been making blood-curdling threats against Libyan opposition groups, vowing to...

I confess to a fascination with highly unlikely coincidences. Two of the greatest men of the 19th century -- Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin -- were...