Post Archive

September 8, 2011

As the war on terror—or whatever we’re calling it this week—approaches its tenth anniversary, much of the popular analysis is founded on the premise that,...

At last night’s debate, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was asked about the “genuine philosophical differences” between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry on health...

A victory for Obama tonight is pretty straightforward: he needs a strong, reasonable-sounding proposal with new ideas to perk up the financial markets and give...

There is one line the GOP presidential candidates often repeat during their debates, and it goes like this: Anyone on this stage would be a better...

"I seen my opportunities and I took 'em," was the guiding philosophy of the Tammany politician George Washington Plunkitt. Mitt Romney seen his opportunity today...

I was hoping I could begin this post with an opening like "Day 2 of this nonsense." But I checked, and technically this is only...

Here are some impressions of last night’s GOP presidential debate: Mitt Romney is a much better candidate than he was four years ago. He seems much...

No novel is better than Philip Roth’s Plot against America at summoning up the Jews’ fear that, after 9/11, their enemies would find some way...

Municipal reporters covering the police beat often hear the common complaint about the “CSI effect”--that juries (and the curious public) expect criminal prosecutions to include...

Any remaining doubt the Obama administration will veto a resolution on Palestinian independence should it come before the United Nations Security Council was removed yesterday. Wendy...

A while ago I had blogged about how the Voice of America- Persian Service was politicking blatantly in its news coverage-- accusing without so much...

Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted segments of his own party for agreeing to a debt ceiling deal that puts the defense budget at significant risk, and...