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Thomas Fluharty

Last Refuge of a Scoundrel

Obama’s ‘economic patriotism.’

BY FRED BARNES

August 11, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 45

Abigail Fisher

The Nitty Gritty of Diversity

How many minority students = a critical mass?

BY TERRY EASTLAND

August 11, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 45

Waxman & Carr

Beverly Hills GOP

Can Elan Carr actually win Henry Waxman’s seat?

BY MATTHEW FLEMING

August 11, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 45

Newscom

Paying for Paving

Tax driving, not gas.

BY IKE BRANNON

August 11, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 45

Lamar!

Lamar Alexander in the Crosshairs

Will Tennessee’s longtime incumbent go down?

BY MICHAEL WARREN

August 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44

Israeli paratroopers enter a tunnel in the Gaza Strip, July 20, 2014.

The Underground War on Israel

The tunnels of Hamas and Hezbollah.

BY LEE SMITH

August 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44

Mike McFadden

Another Minnesota Miracle?

A Republican neophyte takes on Al Franken.

BY BARRY CASSELMAN

August 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44

Let's go Find Some Rockets

Like a Broken Record

Human Rights Watch sings its same old ­discredited tune about Gaza.

BY JOSHUA MURAVCHIK

August 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44

Margot Bentley in 2000, when diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

The Ethics of Food and Drink

Starvation is not mercy.

BY WESLEY J. SMITH

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

the weekly standard

A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

The pen is mightier than the Freud.

BY P.J. O'ROURKE

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

The new Lhasa River Bridge: And the trains run on time.

In Tibet to Stay

China builds a spiffy police state.

BY MAX BOOT

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

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