Sell Me on the Pledge

I am not inspired by the Pledge to America. I did not find it bold. I did not find it adequate. So I asked Dan Foster to sell me on ...

Turkey: An Islamist State

Andy McCarthy describes Turkey’s turn to Islamism in the new issue of National Review (subscribers only). So how did Ataturk’s secular state and our NATO ally arrive at this point? ...

Is Islam the Problem?

Andy McCarthy writes in his column today that “Islamic doctrine does, in fact, support a violent political vision.” So is Islam itself the challenge that confronts the West? Andy and I ...

Are Progressives Irrelevant?

Blanche Lincoln survived an attack from her left from union-backed Lt. Gov Bill Halter to win the Democratic nomination for Senate in Arkansas. Earlier this week Ramesh Ponnuru said Arkansas shows ...

The Tea Party and the Women of the West

Today Jim and I explored the role of the Tea Party in Sharron Angle’s win in Nevada and Meg Whitman’s and Carly Fiorina’s wins in California. Jim thinks we could ...

Legalizing Away Drug Violence

Over on the homepage, Jeffrey Miron makes the case that the tea partiers’ principles should lead them to embrace the legalization of drugs. Among his arguments is that the costs ...

Where is the Outrage in South Korea?

Several people have contrasted the latest outcry against Israel with the international non-reaction to North Korea’s deliberate attack on a South Korean ship. But what’s even more striking is the ...

The Nikki Haley Affair

Jim Geraghty says that despite not one, but two affair allegations, South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley is still a star . . . as long as she is telling the truth.