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Abe Greenwald

Abe Greenwald

Abe Greenwald is senior editor of Commentary. His work has appeared in various publications, and he is a regular contributor to the Commentary blog.

It's no secret that popular media has served dutifully as Obama White House megaphone. What is less remarked upon is the extent to which messaging...

On Monday, President Obama slammed Mitt Romney’s economic plan before an Ohio audience: "By eliminating taxes on corporations' foreign income,” said Obama, “Governor Romney's plan...

The Miami Herald has a startling story about Michael Moore’s model healthcare system, down in Cuba: “The first cholera outbreak in Cuba in a century...

Among the unfortunate things about the ObamaCare ruling is that it's taking oxygen away from some important stories. None more important than Eli Lake’s sensational scoop at...

While the country waits for the Supreme Court’s decision on ObamaCare, we invite readers to enjoy Tevi Troy’s recent series of COMMENTARY articles on American...

I must respectfully disagree with Max’s wait-and-watch take on an Egypt ruled by Mohammed Morsi. One certainly wants to see a democratic Egypt. And it...

There is some horrible news out of Kurdistan today.  Ekurd.net reports that Mawloud Afand, editor of an Israel-Kurdish magazine called Israel Kurd “disappeared ten days...

The New York Times reports CIA operatives are playing at least an indirect role in getting arms to the Syrian opposition. It has become customary...

A foreign policy that stands for nothing but easing tensions is yielding some very tense results. As Max notes, Russia is reportedly sending attack helicopters...

Mark Steyn, writing in COMMENTARY last November, pulled out a great quote: In 1975, Milton Friedman said this: “I do not believe that the solution to...

This post is about Andrew Sullivan, so I promise to make it mercifully brief. Sullivan is a pioneer. He was the first blogger to realize that...

According to North Korean propaganda, the late Kim Jong Il was present at the creation—of the hamburger. The story goes that Kim himself invented both the...