Post Archive

June 2011

The Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul is a nice joint, at least by Afghan standard; I've enjoyed dinner on its patio along with numerous well-to-do Afghans...

According to the most recent CBS News/New York Times poll, nearly four in ten Americans (39 percent) now believe the U.S. economy is in permanent...

All those Westerners who deem Israel “the greatest threat to world peace” ought to read a fascinating  story in the Guardian yesterday: A senior Saudi official informed...

Texas Governor Rick Perry is best known for his opposition to big government tax-and-spend policies rather than any stands on foreign policy issues. But for...

During his press conference today, President Obama repeatedly invoked the theme of leadership. “Leaders lead,” he helpfully informed. “Leaders rise to the occasion,” he added....

During his press conference today, President Obama tried as best he could to avoid using the term “tax increase.” He favors a “balanced approach that...

A Senate resolution warning the Palestinian Authority that attempts to seek a statehood vote at the UN will put its U.S. aid at risk  passed...

After months of waiting to see whether air power alone would be enough to decide things in Libya, the French government has apparently decided to...

Texas Governor Rick Perry is headed to California this week for meetings with business leaders and legislators that are doing nothing to quell speculation about...

During his press conference today, President Obama urged Congress to pass three trade deals with South Korea, Columbia and Panama, saying  these agreements would help...

First climate change advocates attempted to smear skeptics as akin to flat-Earthers, and since that tactic has failed, they're playing the victimization card. The American...

President Obama didn’t cast much light on the war in Afghanistan in his press conference today, but it was interesting to note how uncomfortable he...