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It is widely assumed, on both Left and Right, that Hillary Clinton and her campaign made a grave error by responding to the criticism of...

Has anyone else noticed that we seldom ever hear the time-defying slogan, Take Back the Night, being chanted on college campuses these days? Is that...

The New Yorker carried a piece last week in its "Talk of the Town" section about a gathering of graying (and not so graying) leftists...

To avoid confusion, I've renamed some of my posts. They now appears as follows: Michael Scheuer Watch #1: The Jewish Conspiracy Michael Scheuer Watch #2: Osama...

Let us stipulate that it is not easy to run the House of Representatives. With its 435 massive egos, each subject to unique pressures and...

Michael Scheuer Watch #1: The Jewish Conspiracy Michael Scheuer Watch #2: Osama bin Laden’s Favorite Pundit Michael Scheuer Watch #3: Innocent Until Proven Guilty Michael Scheuer Watch...

Over at Tapped, the blog of the American Prospect, Kate Sheppard links to a story in the Washington Monthly about the political cult leader...

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s silver-tongued performance at the October 18 Values Voters forum in Washington, DC, together with his rising poll numbers in Iowa...

Yesterday in Florida, Fred Thompson announced his immigration reform plan. The plan is in some ways fairly run-of-the-mill in this Republican primary season: Thompson opposes...

Last month, in response to the overwhelming passage of the Kyl-Lieberman amendment labeling Iran's Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson...

Juan Cole is a Middle East history professor at the University of Michigan. By virtue of his blog he has become, in recent years, a...

Fred Siegel, a regular contributor to contentions and the author of Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York, and the Genius of American Life (2005),...