Post Archive

November 1, 2012

What to make of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to wait until there were five days left before the election before endorsing President...

Former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel backed Joe Sestak in 2010, and co-chairs President Obama’s intelligence advisory board, so it’s no surprise that he came out...

Alana asks a very good question: Is an election on big ideas even possible when Barack Obama is one of the candidates? Another way of...

At the Washington Times, Emily Esfahani Smith weighs in on Lena Dunham’s Obama ad, and what it says about her show Girls: The show’s message that...

Glenn Kessler, who writes the Washington Post’s Fact Checker column, is sometimes quite candid about political prevarication and sometimes he pretty much punts on issues....

I first met Ronnie Fraser, an unassuming lecturer in mathematics at one of London's further education colleges, in 2002. Sitting at a table in a...

As we know by now, five days before the election, President Obama is unable to run on his record, and has chosen not to run...

 The joy with which residents of Kabul have greeted a championship boxing match in their city--won by Hamid Rahimi, a German of Afghan extraction--is further...

If the world could vote in the 2012 American presidential election, according to a new poll of respondents in 32 countries, it would cast its...

Michael Gorra, Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece (New York: Liveright, 2012). 385 pages. When I was a junior...

Today’s WSJ/NBC/Marist poll shows President Obama with a six-point lead in Iowa, but Mitt Romney within striking distance in New Hampshire and Wisconsin: In Iowa, Obama...

There’s been probably too much attention paid to New York Times blogger Nate Silver over the last few weeks. Some of the criticism he has...