Post Archive

August 16, 2011

Syria’s Bashar Assad is getting increasingly creepy, if such a thing is even possible. The LA Times reports that his armed forces are herding thousands...

Today marks the 103rd birthday of William Maxwell, novelist (They Came Like Swallows, The Folded Leaf) and fiction editor of the New Yorker for forty...

During my recent stints teaching classes for the U.S. Navy on aircraft carriers, I have learned more about the U.S. military than during my time...

Noemi Emery has a great and timely column at the Weekly Standard about how entrenched partisans on both sides of the aisle believe their ideological...

Here's an article from Sunday about a company of US Marines that came to Israel for a month of intensive training, and the role that...

Last year, after Senator Sam Brownback placed a hold on the nomination of Frank Ricciardone to be ambassador to Turkey, President Obama sent Ricciardone to...

One of the most significant if little-noticed features of the American campaign plan in Afghanistan has just been outed in the Washington Post — namely...

I wanted to issue a slight dissent from Jonathan's post. Because the current GOP presidential field is perceived as weak by many people, because a...

Leave it to the State Department: While other U.S. departments and agencies waste tax payer money, no other department does it with quite the counter-productive...

In late March, Salon’s Steve Kornacki wrote an article called “The unbeatable Republican?” It may still come as a surprise that Kornacki was referring to...

We don’t know yet whether Rick Perry will ultimately be the Republican who faces off against Barack Obama next year. But he is the subject...

I agree with John's post about Rick Perry's statement about Ben Bernanke about entirely. People shouldn't throw around the words “almost treasonous” loosely; and certainly...