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Lisa Schiffren

Lisa Schiffren

How serious a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination is Fred Thompson? Apparently quite serious indeed. Last week GOP insider pundit Robert Novak assured readers that...

Three disturbing news reports crossed my desk recently, which, taken together, reveal anew the hostility of radical Islam toward the rights of women and children....

Two weeks ago the New York City Board of Education announced that it would be establishing a new magnet high school to teach Arabic culture...

I have always laughed at the old joke about how Reform Judaism is "the Democratic party with holidays." But at the moment, watching the spiritual...

Though Hillary Clinton's delivery of a speech in a broad southern dialect at an Alabama church was perhaps the most entertaining moment of last weekend's...

Someone had to do it—and we can all thank David Geffen for being the first. The Hollywood mogul, formerly a major Clinton donor, expounded at...

Polemicists being what they are, it's no surprise that many have used the death of celebrity centerfold Anna Nicole Smith to suggest that our society...

Europe's democracies have changed dramatically in recent years in response to Islamic population growth, growth fueled by immigration and birth rates substantially higher than local...

Is Hillary inevitable? Another day, another answer: Robert Novak says no. Her fundraising is slipping a little, due in equal parts to Barack Obama's fresh...

The New York Times ran a front-page story Thursday on how Mitt Romney's being a Mormon may damage his chances as he seeks the GOP...

Rudy Giuliani was, for him, uncharacteristically coy about his presidential intentions until just the past few weeks. During last fall’s election campaign he stuck to...

Unlike most of the men and women who populate the higher reaches of American politics, James Webb, the new Democratic Senator from Virginia, is a...