Is Obama a Christian or Not? It's Almost Impossible to Say.
February 22, 2015
Scott Walker says he doesn't know whether or not Obama is a Christian. He's right.
Obama Loves America, But Not the One Giuliani Does
February 20, 2015
The former mayor's softer brand of birtherism.
Rudy Giuliani's Big Government of the Soul
February 20, 2015
Giuliani thinks he loves America more than Obama does.
Conservatives Are Right About Reckless Political Rhetoric
December 22, 2014
But they should turn this lens on themselves.
It Takes a Democrat To Oppose Homophobic Parades
February 05, 2014
Giuliani and Bloomberg were tolerant of gays. Why do only Democrats boycott a homophobic St. Patrick's Day parade?
Can Joe Lhota Save Big-City Republicanism?
February 07, 2013
Reviving partisan competition in urban areas will be good for Republicans, good for cities, and good for the country. New York's Joe Lhota has a persona that might help him become mayor. But can he create the infrastructure to sustain an actual two-party system?
Our New Iran Plan Is to Help a Cult Gain Power. What Could Go Wrong?
September 24, 2012
Why the U.S.'s choice to remove the Iranian group MEK from the list of terror organization could come back to bite it down the road
Why the New Pre-9/11 Disclosures Matter
September 11, 2012
If nothing else, the NYT report today of additional pre-9/11 warnings about Al Qaeda serves to puncture our disconcerting national amnesia.
July 13, 2012
EVERY WEEK, thousands of Serbians bundle up in bed and flip on their televisions for their fix of “Evening with Ivan Ivanovic,” a cheesy “Late Show” knockoff complete with a live studio audience, a rock band, and an eager host clasping a coffee mug in front of a fake Belgrade skyline. One evening this spring, Ivanovic proudly announced that his guest would be the first American ever to appear on the show. With gusto, the band struck up a brassy rendition of “New York, New York” and Rudy Giuliani, wearing his familiar toothy grin, descended a bright, glowing staircase to wild cheers.
The Great Granite State Getaway
January 08, 2012
ROCHESTER, N.H. -- Four years ago, the Republican candidates for president met for a final debate before the New Hampshire primary. Mitt Romney had been the presumed frontrunner but was no longer -- he had been embarrassed by Mike Huckabee in Iowa and was facing a resurgent John McCain in New Hampshire. Yet his rivals could not resist going after him, even in his weakened state. They ganged up on Romney in a tag team, taking turns with their shots and cackling in glee whenever someone else landed a hit.