Post Archive

October 2011

Throughout the Islamic world, women are fighting for rights they have never had.  The only exception is in Iran, where women fight for rights that...

The Obama administration lived up to its legal obligations today by withholding the first payment of U.S. funds to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and...

"Contentions" is not a website usually devoted to sports, but from time to time it does take note of feats of excellence. And so a word...

My impression was that he was just trying to joke around with the audience, but there’s some media speculation that Rick Perry was under the...

After taking in Joseph Bottum and me on the decline of the public novel, the journalist Kate Jones tweeted her disagreement. She cited J. K. Rowling’s...

I had a recent conversation with my colleague Yuval Levin about gratitude, and in the course of our conversation he said that he considers it to...

Herman Cain maintains that he wasn’t aware of any financial settlements that the National Restaurant Association reportedly reached with two women who accused him of...

The Palestinian Authority scored a major victory today in its campaign to secure international recognition as the government of an independent “Palestine” when UNESCO voted...

In this morning’s New York Times, Bill Keller, the former managing editor, has a column on an Indian reformer who has been on a hunger...

Occupy Wall Street has managed to raise a tidy sum - half a million dollars - to fund blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, food, and the like. But...

Conservatives need to avoid the temptation to dismiss Politico’s allegations against Herman Cain as evidence of a media double standard, or liberal hypocrisy on sexual...

While the Obama administration’s hostility to transparency is well known, its latest scheme would break new ground in government secrecy. The administration’s proposed changes to...