Post Archive

August 15, 2011

Today in Iowa, Rick Perry was asked about the Federal Reserve and, in a halting 45-second answer, went off on chairman Ben Bernanke: "If this...

Sixty years ago Ralph Branca earned baseball immortality by throwing the pitch that Bobby Thomson hit for a home run that ended the 1951 National...

According to E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post, “a new Obama — or, in many ways, the old Obama of 2008 — is about to...

President Obama may be enduring a summer from hell as his approval numbers head south along with an economy on the brink of a double...

Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda’s leader, has released a new video. In it, Zawahiri covers the usual ground about destroying America, the “criminal country which has spread...

Mitt Romney christened Obama’s Midwest jobs campaign the “Magical Misery Tour” this morning, and that description’s starting to sound pretty accurate. In Minnesota today, Obama brought...

Charles Murray had a different reaction than I did to the fact that at last week’s debate all of the GOP candidates said they would...

Tonight, COMMENTARY is hosting a public forum, "Ten Years of the War on Terror," at the Ethical Culture Society in New York City, centering on...

The buzz that greeted Rick Perry’s entrance into the GOP primary race has yet to dissipate, and continues to overshadow Michele Bachmann’s victory in the...

It’s only Monday, but this isn’t shaping up to be a good week for President Obama. Peter writes that his approval ratings have dipped to...

Last week, Salon’s Justin Elliott highlighted Rick Perry’s ties to the Aga Khan, the leader of the Ismaili sect of Shia Islam, and predicted the relationship...

The report this morning that Florida Rep. Allen West may face a Tea Party primary challenge reminded me of the chat West had with us...