Post Archive

January 30, 2012

During the weekend, the New York Post reported that Mitt Romney vetoed a bill to help fund kosher food at Massachusetts nursing homes in 2003. Newt...

A few weeks ago, I joked that the Obama White House is “the Hotel California of presidential administrations.” It looks like we can add another...

Give Vice President Biden kudos for honesty, if not for good judgment. Apparently, he said in a recent speech that he had advised President Obama against...

In an intense primary battle, a lot of silly things are said. (Many of them, it turns out, are said by Sarah Palin, who seems...

One of the interesting aspects of yesterday’s New York Times Magazine cover story about Israel’s decision whether or not to strike at Iran’s nuclear program...

Readers of "Contentions" know I have significant concerns when it comes to Newt Gingrich's presidential candidacy. But even critics of the former House speaker should insist...

Rumors about the supposed ascendancy of sharia law in the West--a staple of a certain strain of conservative alarmism--are greatly exaggerated. That at least is...

Pretty much everyone seems to believe Mitt Romney’s wealth is a liability. The Democrats have united around a strategy that portrays Romney as too rich...

At times, it seems for those who wish to blame Israel for the lack of peace in the Middle East, there is nothing the Palestinians could...

On Friday, we learned that the annualized GDP growth rate in the fourth quarter was 2.8 percent. The press coverage the following days portrayed this...

Yesterday’s edition of NBC’s “Meet the Press” featured a battle of two surrogates: John McCain, who was there boosting Mitt Romney, and his former Senate...

As I noted earlier, one area in which Palestinians need no help from anyone is finding excuses to shun negotiations. Currently, of course, they are claiming Israel’s position...