Post Archive

November 11, 2013

During his first term in office, President Obama was criticized by conservatives for conducting what they dubbed apology tours in which he always seemed to...

The political press has picked up the comparison between Chris Christie 2016 and Rudy Giuliani 2008 with gusto. This is a flawed comparison, though one...

News that Syria now faces its first polio outbreak since the virus was eradicated there back in 1999 highlights the public health side of the...

In the classic Katherine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy film State of the Union one of the characters, a veteran Republican politician played by Adolf Menjou, defined the...

President George W. Bush made not one decision, but two when he believed it necessary to rid the world of Saddam Hussein’s regime. The first...

A funny thing is happening on the way to universal popularity and acceptance for the president’s signature health-care legislation. No, I’m not referring to the...

Few doubt that New York’s Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has benefitted from the twenty years of Republican governance he decried to win the Democratic nomination....

If there is one sign of health in our often-dysfunctional culture, it is the almost universal respect with which the armed forces of the United...

It is widely rumored that French objections prevented agreement on what would have been a bad deal with Iran at the Geneva talks this weekend....

Diplomats have now left Geneva with a nuclear deal with Iran tantalizingly close, but uncompleted. Today, Le Monde outlined the French government’s reasons for refusing...

Perhaps the most dangerous group in Syria is Jabhat al-Nusra, the Nusra Front. The group does not hide its sympathy for al-Qaeda and targets more...

Like Jonathan, I breathed a sigh of gratitude to France this weekend for thwarting--at least for now--a horrendous deal that would have granted Iran significant...