Post Archive

September 2013

In the end, Ted Cruz didn’t mean it. Neither he nor any of his colleagues that had been urging Republicans to filibuster the House bill...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may have snubbed President Obama yesterday but almost everyone is still giving him full credit for not being Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The...

Those of us paying attention this morning woke up to somewhat surprising political news: Ted Cruz was still talking, seventeen hours and counting after taking...

If there is one point that President Obama's defenders have made in favor of his muddled Syria policy, it is its popularity. Not so fast....

Yesterday, President Obama was left with egg on his face. Administration officials had been telling the press for days that the president would meet with...

During the course of his speech to the General Assembly of the United Nations, President Obama repeated his evenhanded mantra about the Middle East peace...

President Obama’s policy of engagement with Iran is back on track--this is the core message of the president’s speech earlier today at the United Nations...

President Obama’s speech to the General Assembly of the United Nations today contained much of the usual boilerplate material we’ve come to expect from any...

Recent news reports from Spain beautifully illustrate why nobody should take the European Union’s pretensions to moral superiority seriously--and especially not when it comes to...

I am old enough to remember how some hardline conservatives criticized Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher for concluding that Mikhail Gorbachev was someone they could...

Even if, like me, you don’t agree with Senator Ted Cruz’s belief that Republicans should go down in flames in a vain effort to defund...

As both Jonathan Tobin and Jonathan Marks have previously written here, University of Pennsylvania political scientist Ian Lustick, author of a recent op-ed promoting the...