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All Americans, Right and Left, want America to exit from Iraq. No one wants to see another year of carnage, of American casualties, of mourning...

With the coming of the New Year came major pieces in as all three New York papers on the growing possibility of an independent presidential...

What are we to make of John Bolton? The New York Times called his appointment as United Nations ambassador “a terrible choice at a critical...

At last! To makes sense of things, here's Ron Paul on Benazir Bhutto’s assassination: We’ve been supporting the, um, Musharraf government and he’s a military dictator...

The past three months have seen an odd turn in the presidential primary process in both parties -- a turn away from the key issues...

When someone argues for moral equivalency between the American government and Al Qaeda and suggests Bush is leading America toward fascism, we tend to assume...

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is a Christian.  As his official campaign biography notes, Obama worked as a community organizer in Chicago with a church-based...

At yesterday’s year-end White House press conference, President Bush let his feelings about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad be known. BBC News reports: “My patience ran out...

Mike Huckabee’s durability is built on more than his religious appeal. The former governor is also tapping into the country’s economic anxieties. As...

Michael Walzer and Mitchell Cohen, co-editors of Dissent, have thrown down the gauntlet on the future of the American Left, battling to defend liberalism from...

Another day, another set of polls. One says John McCain is now tied with Mitt Romney for the lead in New Hampshire. But that does...

At first blush, this seems like a genuinely great campaign ad -- the story of how Mitt Romney basically closed down his business, Bain Capital,...