archive: articles

Curious

Who Gets to Draw the Lines?

An electoral blind spot for conservatives.

BY MICHAEL WARREN

July 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43

Maliki: looking less to the United States . . .

How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

Counter ISIS without propping up Maliki.

BY ABRAM N. SHULSKY, ERIC BROWN and HILLEL FRADKIN

July 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43

The good old days

The Politics of Money

Go bold with gold.

BY JUDY SHELTON

July 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42

Detainees color at a federal  processing facility in  Brownsville, Texas, June 2

Disorder at the Border

What Obama wrought.

BY SCOTT W. JOHNSON

July 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42

Tips from Rand on your summer reading!

A Revealing Reading List

Rand Paul’s book recommendations.

BY DAVID ADESNIK

July 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42

Gary Locke

Stubbornness as Governance

A president incapable of pivoting.

BY FRED BARNES

July 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42

newscom

A Vindication of Religious Pluralism

There are many reasons to cheer the Hobby Lobby decision.

BY JOSHUA HAWLEY

July 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41

Newscom

An Exceptional American

Fouad Ajami, 1945-2014.

BY LEE SMITH

July 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41

Gary Locke

From the Bottom Up

The California GOP rebuilding project.

BY FRED BARNES

July 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41

Newscom

An Unfolding Fiscal Disaster

The calamitous finances of Obamacare.

BY CHARLES BLAHOUS

July 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41

Another friendly flag-and-Obama-burning in Tehran

The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Enemy

No one should mistake Iran for a friend.

BY REUEL MARC GERECHT

June 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

Modi in the cockpit of one of India’s aging MiGs, June 2014

Can India’s Military Be Fixed?

A reformist prime minister vs. a dysfunctional defense ministry.

BY GARY SCHMITT and SADANAND DHUME

June 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

What’s the wholesale price of a platitude?

What About the Book?

As, you know, a book.

BY GEOFFREY NORMAN

June 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

No. 9

Forbidden Thoughts

Seven ideas you can’t hold in today’s China.

BY LESLIE LENKOWSKY

June 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

Erbil

Between Iraq and a Hard Place

The Kurds love America. It’s time to reciprocate.

BY DAVID DEVOSS

June 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

Tony Gwynn

Nobody Did It Better

Tony Gwynn, 1960-2014.

BY JEREMY ROZANSKY

June 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

Gary Locke

Taking a Tumble Again

What Obama’s descending job approval ratings mean for November.

BY JAY COST

June 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

Let’s just sign the loan papers. What’s the worst that could happen?

‘Student Loan Relief Now’

The case for allowing these debts to be erased via bankruptcy.

BY IKE BRANNON

June 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

#HajjQassem

The Iranian Regime’s Mr. Fix It

Is there anything Gen. Qassem Suleimani can’t do?

BY LEE SMITH

June 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

Dave Brat and wife Laura on primary night, June 10

The Brat Pack

Eric Cantor’s disaffected constituents throw him out.

BY MICHAEL WARREN

June 23, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 39

Elise Stefanik

Insiders’ Outsider

Elise Stefanik’s bid for Congress.

BY JOHN MCCORMACK

June 23, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 39

Mohammad Fazl

Their 9/11 Role

The Taliban Five are even worse than you’ve heard.

BY THOMAS JOSCELYN

June 23, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 39

Todd Tiahrt

A Referendum on Earmarks

A curious challenge to a GOP incumbent.

BY MARK HEMINGWAY

June 23, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 39

Chuck Hagel

More Unraveling

Hagel’s pathetic testimony on the Bergdahl swap.

BY STEPHEN F. HAYES

June 23, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 39

Kevin McCarthy

Meet the New Boss

The Cantor succession.

BY FRED BARNES

June 23, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 39

Oink!

The Crony Capital

Capitalism, Washington, D.C., style.

BY JIM DEMINT and MIKE NEEDHAM

June 23, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 39

Politics

Voters vs. Leaders

The Republican base despises the Republican apex.

BY JAY COST

June 23, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 39

Help!

Cameron Cornered

Are the Tories already doomed?

BY ANDREW STUTTAFORD

June 23, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 39

Farage and UKIP members of the European parliament

A Populist Uprising

The nation-state and the political future of Europe.

BY PETER AUGUSTINE LAWLER and RICHARD REINSCH

June 16, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 38

Obama

He’s Always Right

The monopartisan president.

BY FRED BARNES

June 16, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 38

Pentagon

Let’s Set Aside Set-Asides

In government contracting, some are more equal than others.

BY TERRY EASTLAND

June 16, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 38

Paygo

PAYGO Begone

A budget rule that encourages dishonesty.

BY IKE BRANNON

June 16, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 38