A brief thought on “The Most Important Election of Our Lifetime.”
Every election cycle someone–often many someones–solemnly informs us that this is the most important election of our lifetime. And so it is, although not for the transitory reasons any one
The State of the Chávez-Capriles Race, Or Is Hope Springing in Venezuela?
Unnoticed by many, there is another crucial election taking place in our hemisphere this fall–this Sunday in fact. Fourteen-year incumbent president Hugo Chávez (who re-wrote the Venezuelan constitution to allow
A Risk of Contagion: The Growing Threat from Syria’s WMD
Recent reports of al Qaida infiltration of the Syrian resistance have strengthened our national reluctance to intervene in the slow-motion train wreck that is the Syrian civil war. After all,
Why Ozzie Matters
Ozzie Guillén, manager of the newly re-minted Miami Marlins, has earned himself a five-game suspension by declaring his affection for Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in Time magazine: “I love Fidel Castro.
It’s a Wonderful Country: Robert Kagan’s “The World America Made”
Robert Kagan’s The World America Made (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) is an extended essay on the role of the United States in the current global order. Kagan identifies political and
Is Hong Kong Becoming A “Real Headache” for Beijing?
Like Beijing, Hong Kong faces a “leadership transition” this year. In the 15 years since control of the island passed from Great Britain to China, successive rulers have been chosen
Beware Greeks Demanding Benefits
In the most recent round of violent protests that have rocked Greece, a group of aggrieved Communist party members went up onto the Acropolis and hung banners from the massive
Is Syria Really “Different?”
While the recent increase of attention to the ongoing carnage in Syria is a welcome change from the Obama administration’s collective state of denial over the past ten months, signals
Weinergate: This Is No “Joke”
Like most parents, I have become adept at the rapid fire muting of the satellite radio when shepherding my children around in the car. Not only are the ads wildly
The Perils of the Pre-1967 Proposal
There seems to be some confusion over why the Israelis should be so hostile to President Obama’s suggestion that the two-state solution be achieved by returning the Jewish state to
The Silver Lining to L’Affair DSK
The abrupt arrest of IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn on charges of sexual assault against an employee at the New York hotel where he was staying are being treated as shocking
Some Thoughts on Inheritance
“Inheritance” is a neutral word–it can be bad and good depending on the circumstance. You don’t get to pick what you get any more than you can pick your parents.
Today, They Should Hear From All Of Us
The news of Osama bin Laden’s demise has been a long time coming–so long in fact that it has taken some hours to sink in and become real. A decade
Shuffling the Deck Chairs, Yet Again
In the most recent Obama administration shake up, Bob Gates will be leaving the Department of Defense, Leon Pannetta will move from the CIA to DoD, General David Petraeus will
Nancy Pelosi Is Right: Elections Shouldn’t Matter As Much As They do
Speaking at Tufts University on April 8th, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had one of those marvelous moments of self-revelation in which a usually polished politician speaking casually and without