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My outrage over Beijing’s cruel treatment of dissidents will just have to wait for another day. I had promised contentions I would write about...

In his speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars yesterday, President Bush reminded us of the agony and genocide that followed the American retreat in...

According to a new Gallup Poll, Congress's approval rating has matched its lowest rating ever. Just 18 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress...

Mike Gerson, David Frum, Carl Cannon, and many others have offered their view of how history will judge Karl Rove’s contribution as political strategist and...

The conventional wisdom during the opening months of the 2008 presidential campaign has been that the campaign has started far too early, leaving us endless...

It's not easy for a thrice-divorced Catholic mayor with a penchant for drag and a pro-choice, pro-immigration, and pro-gun control record to become the front-runner...

Rudolph Giuliani has acquired a reputation as a tough terrorist-fighter, but he hasn’t sketched out a comprehensive vision of his foreign policy—until now. The new...

Yesterday's Washington Post reported that Senator Barack Obama claims he can move the country out of "ideological gridlock" and bring the country together more effectively...

For a healthy bit of schadenfreude, take a look at this blog post from Katha Pollitt, a columnist for the Nation. It is a plaintive...

It has been proven yet again that New York City's colorful political scene rivals that of any municipality or state. To wit: Lenora Fulani—the political...

On the television program, the Gong Show, any of the three judges could sound a large gong if one of the acts being rehearsed by...

It’s time to declare victory and go home. That was the formula that Senator George Aiken famously suggested for Vietnam in 1966. Today,...