Post Archive

April 2011

The rumored appointment of Ryan Crocker as U.S. Ambassador to Kabul, which I commented on earlier, is apparently only part of a larger, long-rumored rejiggering...

I agree with your excellent post, Abe. I’d simply add that it’s perfectly in character for Donald Trump to pat himself on the back (“Today...

There’s no doubt that “birtherism” has been a problem for Republicans. During the 2008 elections the Obama campaign was able to turn it deftly into...

Will Collier at Pajamas Media has a fascinating story on gas prices. Oil prices ran up smartly in early 2008 and hit $145.16 a barrel...

So it’s all over. President Obama has released his birth certificate. He was born in the U.S.A. Has Birtherism been delivered a deathblow? Unfortunately, no....

Democrats are growing increasingly desperate in their attempts to foment public anger over Paul Ryan’s budget—but the anger just isn’t there. One of their latest...

"We don't have time for such silliness," the President said this morning. And then he flew off to Chicago to be on The Oprah Winfrey...

You rarely see two news stories so diametrically opposed. The New York Times’s headline: “House G.O.P. Members Face Voter Anger Over Budget.” Slate's headline: “Wanted:...

In his article “The Consequentialist” in this week’s New Yorker, Ryan Lizza reported the White House reaction to State Department staffer Jared Cohen, who contacted...

The announcement of the 2011 Pulitzer Prizes was mostly ignored by the general public last week, but the few remaining large newspapers take them very...

On the heels of the dispiriting news out of Kandahar concerning the Taliban jailbreak, comes some very good news indeed: If published accounts are to...

It’s official: Katie Couric is stepping down as anchor of the CBS Evening News. A generation ago, this would have been a huge event; today, it’s...