Post Archive

September 2013

Barring some miraculous turn of events, it appears the government shutdown will happen tonight. President Obama is confident that the majority of the public will...

With only a few hours before the congressional standoff leads to a government shutdown, Democrats are in the awkward position of having to publicly declare...

It’s nice to see the New York Times—one of the publications that has served as a megaphone for Edward Snowden—is concerned about the damage that...

The Democrats and the mainstream media (but I repeat myself) have been carrying on as if a shutdown of the federal government would be a...

President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu today and reportedly sought to reassure him that the Iranian charm offensive wasn’t working. Despite the way...

In a fascinating essay in National Affairs, Jonathan Rauch writes in praise of compromise, saying that “in our constitutional system, compromise is not merely a...

With only hours to go before a congressional standoff triggers a government shutdown, the mainstream media is virtually unanimous in allocating the blame for this...

If good intentions and soaring rhetoric were enough to translate into diplomatic achievements, the Obama administration would have wracked up more achievements in the past...

Earlier this week I appeared on a panel discussion hosted by the Heritage Foundation on "The Conservative Mind at 60." During the event I highlighted three themes that...

It's that time of year when the world's tyrannies flock to the UN General Assembly meeting in New York with all the predictability of birds...

A dispute is emerging in conservative thinking about higher education. On one side are those who embrace “creative destruction.”  Nimble, cheap, online competitors will drive...

I disagree somewhat with Jonathan's earlier post on Ted Cruz. There are several things I found problematic about the effort by Cruz and Company to...