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Dick Morris (courtesy of RealClearPolitics) correctly points out that the increasingly front-loaded primary schedule has made early fundraising the single most important factor in determining...

The comedian Al Franken, author of Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, recently announced that...

No myth about George W. Bush has been cultivated more sedulously by his enemies than the idea that he has never read anything—that he is...

As the Washington Post announced today, veteran COMMENTARY contributor Eliot A. Cohen has been hired by Condoleezza Rice as counselor at the State Department, a...

The stem-cell debate raging in the U.S. these last six years has hinged on a question of life and death—that is, whether destroying a human...

There are three things to say about the work of Arthur Schlesinger, who has just died at the age of eighty-nine: (1) He was an...

The historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. died yesterday. COMMENTARY is now hosting a slate of articles—all available free of charge—on him and on his books....

One of the strangest features of the contemporary political landscape is the convergence everywhere of the Left with Muslim jihadis and extremists. Those who once...

People already depressed about the low quality of debate in presidential primaries ought to avoid reading the terrific scoop in yesterday’s Boston Globe about the...

Someone had to do it—and we can all thank David Geffen for being the first. The Hollywood mogul, formerly a major Clinton donor, expounded at...

Al Gore’s Oscar was as predictable as the thunderous ovations he received at the Academy Awards last night. But it was also a reminder that...

Over the past few weeks the German media and culture portal Sign and Sight has played host to an impassioned argument (featuring Pascal Bruckner, Ian...