Post Archive

July 5, 2011

It would be an understatement to say Jon Huntsman’s presidential candidacy has been greeted with skepticism here at Contentions. But some of our readers think we’ve...

In February 1982, Syrian dictator Hafez al-Assad decided to send a message to dissidents in the city of Hama. Protests against his regime were met...

In the face of bleak poll numbers and fundraising troubles, the Pawlenty campaign needs an injection of energy in order to stay competitive in the...

Representative Todd Akin, a Republican from Missouri, was recently asked about NBC’s removal of the words “under God” from a clip of the Pledge of...

Last year, I was critical of Israeli tactics which resulted in a melee aboard one of the ships of the Gaza flotilla--a battle at sea that...

According to the Department of Labor, a smaller share of 16-19-year-olds are working than at any time since records began to be kept in 1948....

It's a simple question, and yet Obama administration officials are continuing to dance around the answer. Last week, the Washington Post's Greg Sargent asked David...

According to the New York Times’ David Brooks, Republican hardliners against tax increases are turning the GOP into a “psychological protest” rather than a “normal...

The purpose of the Gaza flotilla, we've been told, is to transport humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. Well, now Greece, which has blocked the...

The talk of the Jewish world today is that Gallup has found no significant change in the president's popularity among Jews after the controversies of...

Tim Pawlenty has kicked off the second half of 2011 with a statewide Iowa TV ad buy for a commercial in which the former Minnesota...

The improbable turn of events in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case last week did nothing if provide a good deal of fodder for conversation at July...