Post Archive

September 2011

What to make of reports Turkey is riding high in the new Middle East? If opinion polls are to be believed, its Prime Mnister, Recep Tayyip...

In an era when even the most outrageous claims about global warming are treated by the mainstream media as “established science,” it was refreshing to...

Ever since this morning’s post on Peter De Vries stumbled uncertainly across the internet, Patrick Kurp and I have been putting together an imaginary anthology...

I’m in some sympathy with those who want New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to enter the Republican presidential race, for the same reason I was...

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch hadn’t been getting much attention prior to his decision to use the special election in New York’s 9th...

In case you missed this story from the LinkedIn town hall meeting yesterday, President Obama took a question from a former Google executive who begged...

Recent polls had indicated if Shelly Yachimovich prevailed in the Israeli Labor party’s internal leadership elections, the party would make a strong comeback. Yachimovich did, and...

Over the weekend a friend asked why Peter De Vries seems to have disappeared from America’s literary consciousness. A good question. I didn’t have an...

Here's yet more good news for Democrats. National Journal reports: One of the Democratic party's leading pollsters [Stanley Greenberg] released a survey of 60 Republican-held battleground...

At a town hall meeting in Mountain View, California, President Obama said,  “Things have gotten so ideologically driven and everybody is so focused on the...

The Economist reports two researchers from Columbia and Cornell have been studying the personalities of individuals who, in surveys, express a willingness to personally kill one...

The Obama administration has decided against asking the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals for an en banc hearing, after a three-judge panel of the court...