Post Archive

July 8, 2011

The political class has already exhausted the adjectives describing today’s bleak/horrible/awful/God-awful/dismal/terrible/absolutely flat out terrible jobs report. The new data showed, among other things, the unemployment...

Yesterday, House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi greeted the Dalai Lama on Capitol Hill. The reception was entirely appropriate. The Dalai Lama...

David Brooks took a break today from being the Democrats’ “Man of the Hour” in the budget debate to go back to something he presumably...

It's hard to believe a strategist as savvy as David Plouffe managed to come out with such an unfortunately-worded statement at the Bloomberg news breakfast yesterday: “The...

The political world is still pondering yesterday’s news that secret talks between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner had raised the possibility of a...

Uncle Tom’s Cabin is the most affecting and influential novel in American history. Upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe, the novel’s author, Abraham Lincoln reportedly said...

During the past year, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) has regularly demonized the Koch brothers in its fundraising appeals and emails to supporters, despite...

Jennifer Rubin writes that the peace process, like General Franco, is still dead. It will be dragged in like Bernie to Monday’s Quartet meeting, as...

The United States diplomatic corps in the Arab world has generally been slow to recognize trends or to back away from brutal dictators who oppose the...

The British philosopher Bertrand Russell was once giving a lecture in which he stated the earth circled the sun, held in the grip of gravity. He...

With six months to go before any votes are cast, it seems frightfully premature for any of the candidates to be written off. Yet that...

In his takedown of the UN report on Israel’s handling of a mass infiltration attempt from Lebanon on Nakba Day (May 15), Max correctly argued...