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In a recent column, satirist Andy Borowitz suggests that in 2008, there will be more presidential candidates than there are voters: With politicians throwing their hats...

For once, the mainstream media's incessant badmouthing of George W. Bush worked for him. In the day-long lead-up to his State of the Union address,...

This year’s batch of controlled leaks building up to the State of the Union address has included a lot of talk about health-care proposals. It...

As President Bush prepares to address the issue of health care in his State of the Union address, COMMENTARY is fortunate to have a trenchant...

So, after sixteen years on the national stage, Hillary Rodham Clinton has finally declared that she is a candidate for President of the United States....

Barack Obama has formed a presidential exploratory committee, and is expected to announce his candidacy formally on February 10. There's a surprise. Who doesn’t have an exploratory...

Freedom House has just released Freedom in the World 2007, the latest installment of its annual survey of political rights and civil liberties worldwide, covering...

Senator Barbara Boxer’s recent criticism of Condoleezza Rice—that the Secretary of State, as a single woman, would not pay a “personal price” for the President’s...

According to a story in the January 16th New York Times, "Democratic congressional leaders say they are committed to governing from the center." This newfound...