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Was Valerie Plame under oath today when she testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and declared that she played no role in...

You may not have heard the exciting news, but this is Sunshine Week. According to the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the sponsor of this occasion,...

Seven years ago, in an article for COMMENTARY called "Yes and No to Gun Control," I briefly endorsed the views of constitutional scholars who argue...

Some news about the federal budget deficit: the sky still isn’t falling. It was only a few short years ago that the deficit was held up...

I just spent several days on a tour arranged by the Marine Corps Association, speaking to various groups of Marines at Parris Island, South Carolina,...

South Carolina state legislators are considering a bill that would allow prisoners in the state to have their sentences reduced in return for organ donations....

What happens when good or not-so-good reporters do bad things? In most cases, probably nothing. Usually, no one ever finds out. Two recent episodes illuminate...

Under what circumstances is it right to lie to federal investigators or to a grand jury? There is only one answer: none. If that is...

Gabriel Schoenfeld's post on the Libby verdict below makes a good occasion to offer our readers veteran COMMENTARY contributor Paul Johnson's review of Suzanne Garment's...

I met Scooter Libby once or twice in the early 1990’s, when he held a high-ranking post in the Defense Department. On the last occasion,...

Last week at the Cato Institute, I debated Michael Tanner and former Congressman Dick Armey, two stalwart libertarians. The occasion was the release of Tanner’s...

Back in June 2006, the front page of the New York Times carried news of a highly secret CIA-Treasury department intelligence program to track al...