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A minor scuffle has broken out among several conservative and liberal bloggers about the meaning of eugenics and its connection (if any) to today’s progressive...

As always in the realm of national security, we do not know what we do not know. But one thing we do know–perhaps not to...

On Saturday, the New York Times criticized the Pentagon’s spending plans for buying, among other things, the F-22 stealth fighter, also known as the Raptor....

Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon, both Clinton-era staffers on the National Security Council, have a short, sharp, sensible op-ed in the New York Times today....

Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times, calls the Bush presidency the “most secretive of administrations.” Helen Thomas of UPI says “[t]his is the...

Walking out of COMMENTARY’s offices yesterday on my way home, I stepped into the street at exactly 6:00 PM. Minutes earlier, a powerful explosion had...

Yesterday, Iran continued work on its first nuclear weapon, Moscow and Beijing conspired to undermine the Western democracies, and fanatics prepared their next attack on...

How should we assess the new National Intelligence Estimate on “The Terrorist Threat to the U.S. Homeland”? This document was produced by the National Intelligence Council,...

As usual, there has been considerable fanfare leading up to the release of the new National Intelligence Estimate on "The Terrorist Threat to the U.S....

First it was Nicholas Lemann, Dean of the Columbia University School of Journalism, who underhandedly manipulated the facts of the Scooter Libby case while chastising...

During the cold war, the American public often recoiled from the possibility that the Soviet Union might be behind some outrage too horrific to ignore....

The Senate Judiciary Committee has issued subpoenas for documents concerning the legal basis of the Bush administration’s terrorist-surveillance program. The New York Times calls it...