Let Me Be Equally Clear

The media coverage of the shooting in Tucson raises the question of why the media so badly misreported the objective facts of the event — so badly that the president ...
Politics & Policy

Cry Racism!

In the last fortnight: 1) The NAACP called the tea party racist; 2) Andrew Breitbart called the NAACP racist; 3) Shirley Sherrod called Republican opponents of Obamacare racists; 4) Secretary ...
Politics & Policy

Will It Be Lincoln or Kagan?

Abraham Lincoln, address in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 1861: “I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence. “That ...
Politics & Policy

Stay Out of the Mainstream

There seems to be one thing on which everyone can agree. From archconservative pundits to archliberal White House staffers responsible for Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, ...
Politics & Policy

Obama the Isolationist?

Is it possible for an American president to accidentally carry out an isolationist foreign policy? That odd question crossed my mind last week as I talked with various foreign-policy experts ...

Obama Channels Churchill

President Obama’s call to arms against the oil spill, in the style of Winston Churchill: “We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in the gulf, we shall fight ...