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A party that is genuinely excited about conservative anti-poverty proposals, the child tax credit and other reforms — rather than impeachment and the abolition of modern government — might even be j...
President Obama is now likely to face some very difficult choices, even if an Iraqi unity government takes shape. There is little doubt that delay has weakened America's overall position (and the position of ou...
The debate over who lost Iraq is tempting. But it is not the focus of serious foreign policy thinkers and former government officials I've encountered over the last few days. Their general response is not recri...
Various factions of the GOP continue to rummage through House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's astonishing primary loss for confirmation of their pre-existing views.
President Obama has shown no appetite or aptitude for this role — but refusing it now would be a massive failure.
The Israeli approach to prisoner swaps is accompanied by an Israeli attitude toward enemies: Even if you are released, we will fight you as long as you fight us. The approach becomes more questionable without t...
The president has always had a tendency to fly alone. From the start, his mission was singular and personal — a movement inseparable from the man and only incidentally connected to his party.
After 5½ years, President Obama finally has a foreign policy doctrine all his own, which White House aides summarize as: "Don't do stupid sh — ."
Why do some political scandals stick while others fade? The level of media obsession seems to rise and fall as mysteriously as the stock market. On Benghazi, sell. Hold on the IRS audits. On the Veterans Affair...
About 1.4 million Holocaust victims were under the age of 14. It is one of the most solemn responsibilities of educators to make a new generation see what was done.