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McConnell and Obama in the Oval Office, August 4, 2010

Republicans to the Rescue

A rare partnership on free trade.

BY FRED BARNES

July 6 - July 13, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41

The Gwadar deep-sea port in Pakistan, constructed with heavy investment from Chi

China’s Foreign Aid Offensive

What will Beijing gain from its massive assistance program?  

BY CHARLES WOLF JR.

July 6 - July 13, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41

Gary Locke

Running on Empty

So much for ecstatic modes of living.

BY JAY COST

July 6 - July 13, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41

All the friends money can buy

The Politics of Tedium

Someone throw me off this island.

BY DANIEL HALPER

June 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40

Lauren Hill

Follow the Money

Oregon makes assisted suicide a public priority.

BY WESLEY J. SMITH

June 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40

Bush kisses his wife Columba with mother Barbara at right, June 15, 2015.

Jeb Bush’s To-do List

Off to a bumpy start, he can still recover.

BY FRED BARNES

June 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40

From the IS video: Essid, right, and stepson Rayan

France’s First Family of Jihad

Meet the Merah-Essids

BY JOHN ROSENTHAL

June 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40

Snack-scavenging in suburban Connecticut

The Bears and the People

Can’t we just get along?

BY GEOFFREY NORMAN

June 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40

The face of the electorate

The Bum’s Rush

Voters are tilting antiestablishment.

BY LAWRENCE B. LINDSEY

June 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40

Thomas Fluharty

The Game of Life

It’s not a lottery.

BY JEFF BERGNER

June 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40

And there’s the problem:  anti-reformer in San Diego, 2004.

Pension Armageddon

Can California voters avoid it?

BY STEPHEN EIDE

June 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40

From the IS video: Essid, right, and stepson Rayan

Party On

There are far worse things than partisanship.

BY JAY COST

June 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40

Justin Sullivan

A Chip Off the Old Block?

The distinguished career of Carly Fiorina’s father.

BY TERRY EASTLAND

June 22, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 39

Jerry Brown and California mayors confer, April 28.

How Dry I Am

Letter from California.

BY DAVID DEVOSS

June 22, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 39

Needed: more like her

Fighting for the Black Vote

Hillary Clinton is a demagogue, but the GOP is AWOL.

BY JAY COST

June 22, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 39

Post Office

Return to Sender

Postal banking is an idea whose time has come—and gone.

BY KEVIN R. KOSAR

June 22, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 39

AP / Emrah Gurel

Turkey, Islamism, and the West

A setback for Erdogan.

BY JOSEPH LOCONTE

June 22, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 39

Then could you rein him in?

The Specter of the Bob Jones Case

The endgame of the culture war.

BY HADLEY ARKES

June 22, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 39

Kennedy

Predicting Justice Kennedy

The status of same-sex marriage shouldn’t come down to one man’s opinion.

BY ROBERT F. NAGEL

June 15, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 38

Cost

Every Man a Political Donor

A revolutionary campaign finance idea.

BY JAY COST

June 15, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 38

TWS photo Illustration

I Still Blame the Communists

What explains the years of rage on campuses?

BY JOSEPH BOTTUM

June 15, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 38

Blame Alexander

Macedonia Mischief

Nothing good ever came from rivalry and hatred.

BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ

June 15, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 38

NEWSCOM

Remembering the Constitution

Senator Mike Lee thinks we’ve forgotten some important parts.

BY TERRY EASTLAND

June 15, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 38

Strong feelings in Kuala Lumpur, April 27, 2014

The Currency of Commerce

Free trade needs sound money.

BY JUDY SHELTON

June 15, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 38

Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner

Transjennered America

Hero worship in our time.

BY MATT LABASH

June 15, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 38

NEWSCOM

The Coming Democratic Panic

Watch what happens if Hillary Clinton falls behind in the polls.

BY FRED BARNES

June 15, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 38

TWS

Slim Pickings

The Democrats’ weak bench.

BY FRED BARNES

June 8, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 37

Dave Malan

Hawks of a Feather

The Republican candidates and foreign policy.

BY MICHAEL WARREN

June 8, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 37

The LCS USS Independence off Southern California, May 2, 2012

They Only Say No

Reforming the Pentagon testing office.

BY THOMAS DONNELLY

June 8, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 37

Prudentia

The Presidential Skill Set

What you want in a leader won’t show up on the résumé.

BY JAY COST

June 8, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 37

Supreme leader Khamenei inspects  new IRGC troops, March 21, 2014.

Paying Tehran’s Bills

Sanctions relief will only empower Iran.

BY LEE SMITH

June 8, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 37

Bernini’s Rape of Persephone

Reading Ovid at Columbia

A Victorian solution for delicate sensibilities.

BY JOSEPH BOTTUM

June 1, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 36