Post Archive

April 22, 2011

I’m about as nonreligious as it is possible to be (my family is nominally Episcopalian—not a demanding faith, to put it mildly—and I was never...

Peter’s reflections on this day, which is holy to Christians, are deeply moving. They are, in fact, a Mere Christianity in fewer than four hundred...

That would be the president of France: French president Nicolas Sarkozy has agreed in principle with Libya's opposition Transitional National Council to travel to the rebel...

As expected, the lifting of the emergency law in Syria hasn’t deterred government crackdowns on protesters. Today was the bloodiest day since the uprisings began...

Today is Good Friday, the day on which Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus. It is, in many respects, quite an odd event to commemorate:...

Should the federal government intervene when an American university permits its campus to become unsafe for Jews? When the prevailing atmosphere on campus is hatred...

Many have noted that the anti-war movement has pretty much evaporated under President Obama, but this takes it to a whole new level of pathetic....

The economist John Taylor offers several useful empirical points in today’s Wall Street Journal: (1) In 2000 spending was 18.2 percent of GDP. In 2007 it...

Michael Chertoff and Michael Hayden—a former secretary of homeland security and a former CIA and NSA director, respectively—raise an important point in this Washington Post...

Sen. John Ensign has announced his resignation from office, in the face of an ethics probe. Dean Heller, a Republican, is likely to be appointed...

The intellectual and diplomatic community that embraces UN resolutions as the end-all and be-all of international law often applauds the UN’s pronouncements on popular issues,...

According to the most recent New York Times/CBS poll, Americans are more pessimistic about the nation’s economic outlook and overall direction than they have been...