Washington

Al Qaeda’s Not as Battered as Obama Thinks
November 29, 2012

Is the terror group dead or alive? It's complicated.

Paul Ryan, Global Thinker?
November 28, 2012

There was some question as to whether Paul Ryan's intellectual reputation would survive 2012. Judging from Foreign Policy magazine, it has.

Don’t Expect Tzipi Livni to Shake Up Israel’s Election
November 28, 2012

The former foreign minister returns to politics by forming a new centrist party.

Patience: Just What the Doctor Ordered (For Deficit Reduction)
November 28, 2012

Republicans want to cut Medicare and Medicaid to help reduce the deficit. Why not wait and see if Obamacare accomplishes exactly that?

Filibuster Chicken Little-ism
November 26, 2012

Politico gets its knickers in a twist over a looming, all-too-minor filibuster dispute.

Shame on Anyone Who Ever Thought Mohammad Morsi Was a Moderate
November 26, 2012

The unbearable naivete of Western defenders of the Muslim Brotherhood.

America’s Responsibility in the New Middle East
November 26, 2012

The United States needs to survey the new landscape that has emerged in the Middle East, and determine how it can shape it going forward.

The Hirshhorn Bubble Exposes the Problem with Event Art
November 20, 2012

The Hirshhorn wants to get into the spectacle game. It should stay on the sidelines instead.

The Moral and Strategic Blindspot in Obama’s Pivot to Asia
November 20, 2012

The Obama administration deserves credit for the successes produced so far by its “pivot to Asia”, from the encouragement of political reform in Myanmar, to the creation of a permanent Marines base in Australia, to the initiation of joint military exercises with the Philippines.

Why “Parks and Recreation” Should Stay Away From Washington
November 20, 2012

"Parks and Recreation" went to Washington, changing the show for the worse.

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