Post Archive

March 21, 2011

Sarah Palin has a gift for encapsulating issues into a memorable phrase, and her reported question to Israelis while in Israel (“Why are you apologizing...

Richard Falk, the UN rapporteur for human rights in the Palestinian territories, was sharply admonished by Ambassador Susan Rice and UN Chief Ban Ki Moon...

According to the Washington Post, in a briefing for reporters traveling with President Obama in South America, National Security Adviser Thomas E. Donilon said that...

When Muammar Qaddafi began to re-conquer Libya it briefly appeared that only the moderate and nominally “pro-American” dictatorships in the Middle East were at risk,...

From the folks at HBO who brought us the absurdly skewed dramatization of the 2000 election, comes a new miniseries detailing the political career of...

Media watcher Howard Kurtz is generally a keen observer of how the media works, but his piece in Newsweek about National Public Radio’s troubles shows...

Yemeni domestic politics are such a Mulligan stew that it’s hard to identify “sides” or predict outcomes. Iran provides support to at least one ethnic...

One Libya narrative that’s been gaining traction is that the female members of the Obama foreign policy team – Clinton, Rice, and Power – were...

Mark Levin has offered a long rebuttal to my post about about the Bush record. Herewith, my counterpoints: 1. Mark says, "[W]hen Pete says that Bush...

Sarah Palin has said and done a lot of the wrong things in the last several months. But today she made no missteps. The former...

Max and Abe make good points. Strategists talk about the DIME paradigm: Every cohesive strategy should have diplomatic, information, military, and economic components. By trying...

As Ross Douthat points out in today’s New York Times, our intervention in Libya is more or less a “clinic in the liberal way...