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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...

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....