Our Broken Confirmation Process

Elena Kagan’s testimony is now over, and don’t know much more about her than we did before. This, of course, is deliberate. Kagan took obfuscation and dissembling to a new ...

The Year of the (Conservative) Woman

If one wants to know what is going to happen in November, the surest sign of which way the winds are blowing is primaries in the spring and summer. The ...

No Ordinary Nominee

When President Obama announced his nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, Joe Biden thankfully spared the nation another muttered profanity (there was no boasting about a “big f-ing ...

Crist’s Concession

Charlie Crist’s announcement that he is abandoning the Republican party to launch an independent bid for U.S. Senate in Florida had a surprisingly anti-climactic feel to it. The political class has known for weeks that Crist ...

The Palinator

Sarah Palin dominated the news this weekend with a flurry of appearances, from her keynote speech to the Tea Party national convention in Nashville, campaigning for Gov. Rick Perry in ...

Oral Roberts, R.I.P.

Oral Roberts was one of the most significant evangelical figures of the past century. Through his preaching of the gospel, his television ministry, and the university that bears his name, ...

A Republican Civil War? Not Likely

Tuesday’s election results were a disaster for the White House and the Democratic party. Not only did the Obama coalition of young voters and minorities not return to the polls ...