The defeat of Russ Feingold in the November 2 election has unexpectedly provided the most uncompromisingly left-wing Democrat in the U.S. Senate with a new...

The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama By David Remnick Knopf, 672 pages Right from the start, there is something odd about David Remnick’s The Bridge. It’s...

In political debates, it remains true that the messenger usually matters more than the message. I say this because Peter Beinart’s much-discussed essay in the...

Ten months ago in this space, I published these words about the relationship between the United States and Israel in the Age of Obama: “There...

The assertion that Barack Obama is a socialist became a hallmark of the 2008 presidential campaign. His opponent, John McCain, used Obama’s own extemporaneous words...

On Friday, March 26, 2010, the UN Human Rights Council’s month-long session ended, along with any justification for believing that President Obama is a champion...

The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr By Ken Gormley Crown, 800 pages Ken Gormley is a chronicler of political minutiae with an odd and endearing affection...

Both political parties wrestle with an inherent tension: balancing the desire for ideological coherence with the need to build a broad-based coalition that can win...

Where is Barack Obama’s foreign policy headed? In answering, one must accept a measure of humility. Predicting American policy makes more fools than sages. That...

Barack Obama has figured out what went wrong with Homeland Security this past Christmas: George W. Bush: "It’s becoming clear that the system that has...

In our September issue, we asked six prominent American Jewish thinkers to consider the question posed by Norman Podhoretz’s new book, Why Are Jews Liberals?...

Barack Obama entered the White House riding a wave of popularity around the world unparalleled in recent political history. His margin of victory among American...