Post Archive

December 2012

Just as it looked like a fiscal cliff deal was coming together, President Obama gave a partisan, sarcastic speech this afternoon that seemed intended to...

This year marked the 150th anniversary of what David Von Drehle calls the most perilous year in our country's history. As 1862 dawned, Von Drehle...

There may be a last-minute compromise reached today in the negotiations over the fiscal cliff, but not if President Obama has anything to say about...

Aside from the prospect of automatic cuts in near-term defense spending, the ongoing drama over the so-called fiscal cliff continues to sideline the issue of...

It almost goes without saying that even if a deal is somehow reached today that would prevent a massive tax increase and defense cuts, the...

If you’d like to have your New Year’s Eve thoroughly ruined, I’d suggest taking a look today at Mortimer Zuckerman’s piece over at USNews.com, “Brace...

Right now the political landscape is grim for Republicans--and in the short term, thanks to the so-called fiscal cliff, things may get grimmer still. But...

Mike Allen may have spoken too soon when he reported last week that the Chuck Hagel trial balloon had popped. RightScoop and Gestetner Updates both report that the...

Large, noisy demonstrations have flared across Anbar Province in recent days to protest what is widely perceived to be Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's witch-hunt against...

The New York Times has a lead editorial today called “Why the Economy Needs Tax Reform.”  It starts off briskly enough: Over the next four years,...

It is hard to overstate the cynicism and cruelty of Vladimir Putin. He is willing to use orphans as his pawns in his public-relations battle...

In her Wall Street Journal column, Kimberley Strassel writes about two lessons the GOP should take from the fiscal cliff negotiations. One is that President...