Post Archive

September 6, 2011

“Justice is the end of government,” James Madison wrote in Federalist No. 51. But what is the meaning of justice? Justice has been variously defined as...

Julian Barnes, shortlisted for the fourth time in his three-decade literary career, was among the six finalists for the 2011 Man Booker for Fiction, the...

Mother Jones published its “Secret Koch Brothers Retreat Tape!” this morning, as part of its important investigative series into the Koch Brothers summer fundraising event. So...

If you want to know why Jake Tapper is an exceptional (and exceptionally independent-minded) White House reporter, watch him press White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on...

As both Omri and Seth have already pointed out, the page one story in today’s New York Times about the wiretapping of the Israeli embassy...

The 2009 Recovery Act was such a flop, apparently even the term “stimulus” has become politically toxic. That would typically signal it’s time to look at...

Fifty years ago this week Edward Lewis Wallant’s novel The Pawnbroker was published. While it is customarily described as one of the first American novels...

For many months it was said by the president’s political team and his supporters that while his ratings were problematic, they drew comfort from the...

Robert Gates’ tenure as Secretary of Defense will be remembered chiefly for his successful supervision of the surge in Iraq. Yet, as Max Boot pointed...

Tom Gross, perhaps the sharpest commentator on Israel, anti-Semitism, and Jewish heritage, had a wonderful piece in, of all places, London’s The Guardian last Friday....

The New York Times delves into the details of the recent case of an Israeli-American of dual citizenship, Shamai Leibowitz, who was hired by the...

Since July, Obama has been berating Congress to pass a group of free trade deals, insisting this is one piece of job-promoting legislation that can be...