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re: Fouad Ajami, R.I.P.

Such a kind and decent man. No ego or pretense – he showed kindness and humility to all. Always careful and precise in his language, with a mastery that seemed to ...

There’s No Inevitable in Politics

Now we have a campaign and a race! There is no putative front-runner. Each of the major candidates has won a state. There was a lot of “inevitable” talk only a ...

Newt’s Night

Newt Gingrich was as tough as nails, and deserved extra praise for not taking Juan Williams’s race-baiting. “No, I don’t see that.” Every person who believes in a color-blind society, ...

More Morning Debates!

Everyone was sharper this morning than I recall in any of the previous evening debates. Newt Gingrich had a very good answer at the outset as to why he is the ...

Our Best Writer

Christopher Hitchens has succumbed, at the age of 62, to complications from esophageal cancer. Christopher Hitchens was mostly a man of the left — but the honest left. He hated hypocrisy ...

On the Debate

  To use his own colloquialism, there is no question but that Mitt Romney won this debate. And he showed something new as well — serious chops in quick sparring and ...

Madness

The idea that Israel would negotiate with terrorists is appalling, and yet it has been true for too long. It is also true that it has accounted for nothing but ...

‘That’s My Tucson’

Today, the hospital press conference from Tucson was a heartache. But in all such scenes, one is reminded of the heroes, the first responders, and the general decency that is ...