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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...

On February 6th, Human Rights Watch announced the winners of this year’s Hellman-Hammett grants, awarded to “writers all around the world who have been victims...

Max Boot's insistence that only climatologists should be allowed to comment on global warming is bizarre, and actually anti-scientific, if you think about it. As...

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...

Judging by the number of outraged responses, I seem to have struck a nerve with my post, “Maybe Al Gore Is Right.” Many readers wrote...

Give John Edwards credit for pushing health care onto center stage of the presidential campaign. Whatever one may think of his plan, making the case...

I thought that Max Boot’s analogy between the conventional wisdom on climate change and the pre-war intelligence on Iraq’s WMD's was an apt one. But...

Conservatives like to think of themselves as hard-headed, flinty-eyed realists who draw conclusions based on the way the world actually works, not on the way...

Anatol Lieven—a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation and the co-author of Ethical Realism: A Vision of America’s Role in the World—has emerged...

“If American forces step back before Baghdad is secure, the Iraqi government would be overrun by extremists on all sides. . . . A contagion...

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...

"This is the first time I’ve ever been called a liar," said former President Jimmy Carter during his much-ballyhooed foray into the lion’s den of...