'Talking Peace' provided a perspective on leadership as a combination of stubbornness, a moral compass, and an appetite for risk.
The Senate majority leader showed that decency, patriotism, and hardball politics can coexist.
That '70s Show, Starring Ted Cruz
April 15, 2014
Conservatives who compare today's economy to the Carter era get an 'F' in history.
The Best State of the Union Addresses, Ever
January 26, 2014
When President Barack Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, he is expected to address ways of combatting economic inequality, as well as reforming immigration and the NSA.
Techies Are the New Puritans
December 11, 2013
Techies: The new puritans.
Conservatives Haven't Wrestled With Mandela's Legacy Because They Haven't Wrestled With the Cold War
December 09, 2013
If you don't understand why someone like Nelson Mandela would have communist sympathies during the Cold War, you aren't thinking hard enough.
All the Terrible Things Republicans Used to Say About Nelson Mandela
December 06, 2013
Reaganites called him a terrorist and a phony.
Cahiers du Reagan
December 01, 2013
The great Peter Kaplan's take on the 40th president's movies, published just before the 1980 election
The easiest point to make about Tom Clancy, who died on Tuesday at the age of 66, is that he was a mediocre writer who penned books with noxious political messages. But he was more interesting than that, even if only as a totemic cultural figure.
OK, We're Hypocrites! It's Irrelevant to the Syria Debate.
August 26, 2013
Foreign Policy's website has an excellent report on the C.I.A.'s disgraceful backing of Saddam Hussein during the time that he used chemical weapons against Iran. In 1988, as Shane Harris and Matthew M.