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August 5, 2011

This is a terrible day. For the first time, the creditworthiness of the United States has been called into question by an independent entity, Standard...

In the aftermath of the debt ceiling debate, there has been a renewed push from the left to demonize the Tea Party movement. It has...

National Journal’s Ron Brownstein has written that independent voters are “expressing astronomical levels of discontent with President Obama, Congress and the Washington system itself.” He...

The United Nations Security Council issued another statement yesterday calling for an end to the violent repression of protests in Syria by government forces. Oddly...

This is a bit unexpected, considering Americans are strongly in favor of spending cuts. But today's Rasmussen poll found only 29 percent of voters support the automatic...

While few saw it coming, many observers are now speaking of the staying power of Israel’s economic protest movement as a major threat to the...

Tzipi Livni is a generally well-liked, respected and intelligent person. But she is one of the least talented politicians ever to lead a major party...

As Max wrote last night, the growing chorus of pundits and politicians who think they can erase the federal deficit through defense cuts are not...

The Forward reported today the Israeli government has set in motion plans to raise the Altalena, an armed Jewish ship sunk by Palmach troops in the...

This morning, the Labor Department reported payrolls rose by 117,000 workers in July after a 46,000 increase in June. The jobless rate also dropped from...

Last month, when Bethany Murphy wandered over to the “No Labels” rally in Washington, she found a sparse crowd unenthusiastic about their “cause”--centrism, civility, nonpartisanship,...

After a failed attempt to portray Republicans as “hostage-takers,” Senate Democrats finally decided to sit down and compromise with the GOP to end the temporary...