Post Archive

March 9, 2012

Women’s groups were right to be offended by Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke, which were nasty, sexist and unfair. And their concern that Rush...

In the aftermath of Super Tuesday, it’s clear to almost everyone that Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are all but mathematically prevented from...

The news that The New Republic has been sold to Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has prompted some worries that the venerable publication may be heading...

The term "compassionate conservatism" is still invoked by some on the right. But for many commentators, compassionate conservatism has become a synonym for Big Government....

The National Book Critics’ Circle Award in fiction was awarded last night to Edith Pearlman. The victory of this avowedly Jewish writer is significant in...

One of the standard themes of those who claim there is no need to take action to halt Iran’s progress toward nuclear capability is that...

When reporters “admit” they want this Republican presidential primary to go on forever so they have interesting stories to file, don’t believe them. They are...

Back when the “Israel-Firsters” controversy first started to get picked up by major newspapers, J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami spoke to the Washington Post and...

Attorney General Eric Holder doubled down on his threats of a federal investigation of the New York City Police Department’s Counter-Terrorism Unit yesterday at a...

Edith Pearlman won the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in fiction last night for Binocular Vision, her satisfyingly fat collection of 34 stories. Although she...

For those who claim it is impossible to deal with Hamid Karzai and U.S. forces cannot succeed while he is in power, today's agreement on the handling...

Media scrutiny boils airline security down to X-ray machines, pat downs, and perhaps some psychological profiling. Even the most thorough American passenger screening, however, does...