Post Archive

May 28, 2014

Advocates of government measures intended to lessen the impact of global warming believe that skeptics of their theories and models are denying science. But in...

The French economist Thomas Piketty has made quite a splash with his new book Capital in the 21st Century, which is now No. 5 on Amazon’s...

On this date in the Hebrew calendar 47 years ago, Israeli forces ended the division of Jerusalem. The city had been split during the Arab...

Margaret Sullivan, public editor of the New York Times, believes that the paper’s Book Review made an error in assigning Glenn Greenwald’s No Place to...

In 2012, When Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein published their book, It's Even Worse Than It Looks, primarily blaming Republicans for congressional gridlock, they began...

I don’t find myself saying this much these days, but: John Kerry is right. As NSA defector Edward Snowden has become increasingly insufferable (a condition...

President Obama, in his West Point address, was obviously striking back at critics who claim that his foreign policy is a failure. So what successes...

Lynne Cheney has written a splendid new biography, James Madison: A Life Reconsidered.  There are many things one could focus on in a book on Madison, from...

In his much ballyhooed West Point address, President Obama employed what in the 1990s was known as "triangulation"--but not an effective or convincing form of...

The tragedy in Isla Vista, California last week is leading to new calls for more gun-control legislation. The actions of Elliot Rodger, the disturbed person...

Margaret Sullivan, the public editor of the New York Times, is charged with investigating “matters of journalistic integrity.” Her recent takedown of Vanity Fair contributing...