Yesterday Michael Gove, a Tory member of Parliament and the author of Celsius 7/7, a hard-hitting study of the London subway bombers, asked an audience...

This year’s batch of controlled leaks building up to the State of the Union address has included a lot of talk about health-care proposals. It...

As President Bush prepares to address the issue of health care in his State of the Union address, COMMENTARY is fortunate to have a trenchant...

So, after sixteen years on the national stage, Hillary Rodham Clinton has finally declared that she is a candidate for President of the United States....

After a long absence from respectable circles, Jew-baiting is back. When Patrick J. Buchanan denounced the 1991 U.S. military action to liberate Kuwait from Saddam Hussein,...

• Half a lifetime spent hanging out in smoke-filled nightclubs and harshly lit recording studios has persuaded me that the act of playing jazz is...

In an ongoing, multi-part series called Blogging the Bible on Slate, David Plotz offers comments on his first reading of large parts of the Hebrew...

Barack Obama has formed a presidential exploratory committee, and is expected to announce his candidacy formally on February 10. There's a surprise. Who doesn’t have an exploratory...

The Yale Art Gallery, which reopened last month after a three-year renovation, eminently warrants a visit, but not only for its collection. That collection, to...

Yesterday I reported on how the Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung managed to spin the release of Freedom House's Freedom in the World 2007 as an...

I was thinking this morning of Ariel Sharon, who has just finished his first year in a coma at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. It's a...

Freedom House has just released Freedom in the World 2007, the latest installment of its annual survey of political rights and civil liberties worldwide, covering...