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John Zich

Can This Boy’s Life Be Saved?

The answer may depend on President Obama.

BY MICHAEL ASTRUE

March 24, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 27

Obama

Delay, Delay, Delay

The lawless tweaking of Obamacare’s provisions continues.

BY JAY COST

March 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 26

Comcast’s Brian Roberts

King Cable

The Comcast-Time Warner combination deserves close scrutiny.

BY IRWIN M. STELZER

March 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 26

Non-soft diplomacy: Russian special forces in Crimea

Confronting Putin’s Invasion

It can—and must—be done.

BY ERIC EDELMAN

March 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 26

Dave Camp

Don’t Guarini Me, Bro!

Why do lobbyists work so hard to counter a tax bill that has no chance of passing?

BY IKE BRANNON

March 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 26

Moscow riot police detain punk rocker Nadezhda Tolokonnikova  at a rally in supp

The Other Russian Crackdown

Unrest in Ukraine means more repression in Moscow.

BY CATHY YOUNG

March 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 26

Rep. Kerry Bentivolio with a pair of reindeer from his herd

An Ordinary Guy

But not an ordinary congressman.

BY MARIA SANTOS

March 10, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 25

A post-victory rally outside parliament in Kiev

Ukraine: the Day After

How the United States can help.

BY JEFFREY GEDMIN

March 10, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 25

Part of the unglamourous $19 billion

The Limits of Consumer Choice

Some things aren’t worth shopping for.

BY ELI LEHRER

March 10, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 25

Dingell with his wife and would-be successor, Debbie

Dynasty on the Hill

Two generations of Dingells is more than enough.

BY MICHAEL WARREN

March 10, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 25

Hey, Hollywood—where’s the love?

A Documentary in Name Only

Blackfish vs. SeaWorld.

BY MARK HEMINGWAY

March 10, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 25

Could she be on to something?

Back to Work

Conservatives and the unemployed.

BY IRWIN M. STELZER

March 3, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 24

Hassan Rouhani

The Collapse of Sanctions on Iran

The White House gets what it wants.

BY LEE SMITH

March 3, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 24

Who, me? Target Estonia?

Russia’s Long Shadow

The view from Estonia.

BY JEFFREY GEDMIN

March 3, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 24

Gary Locke

The Other Kentucky Derby

Will Mitch McConnell prevail on a muddy track?

BY JOHN MCCORMACK

March 3, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 24

the weekly standard

Japan’s ‘Irish Question’

Is South Korea slipping away?

BY DENNIS P. HALPIN

March 3, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 24

Auto show, 1968: so wrong on so many levels

Detroit, Mon Amour

Remember the liberal war on the automobile?

BY GEOFFREY NORMAN

February 24, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 23

Farm

Meet the New Farm Bill

Same as the old farm bill.

BY DAVE JUDAY

February 24, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 23

Newscom

Of Mullahs and Lawyers

Iranian success in European courtrooms.

BY ANDREW SOUTHAM and TED R. BROMUND

February 24, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 23

Hey, more time to spend with the kids!

Dependence Day

The corrupting effects of Obamacare.

BY JAY COST

February 24, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 23

Hoping to avoid the fate of his predecessors

Paranoia in Kabul

Hamid Karzai and his enemies.

BY DAVID DEVOSS

February 24, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 23

Falling Down on the Job

Falling Down on the Job

State AGs shirk their duty to defend state laws.

BY EDWARD WHELAN

February 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 22

Side Effects

The Fed and Inequality

Zero interest rates have side effects.

BY CHARLES WOLF

February 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 22

Georgia

The More, Not the Merrier

Five Republicans vie for the open Senate seat in Georgia.

BY MICHAEL WARREN

February 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 22

Thomas Fluharty

No Shoving

It’s not a nudge when it comes from Washington.

BY ABBY W. SCHACHTER

February 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 22

Gary Locke

A Misleading Cold War Analogy

Don’t count on containing Iran.

BY ELLIOTT ABRAMS

February 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 22

Elephants and Donkeys

The Right Ideas . . .

For fighting poverty.

BY TAMAR JACOBY

February 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 22

Shouldn’t the arrow be pointing down?

Top-down Parental Involvement

Another federal education boondoggle?

BY MARY GRABAR

February 10, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 21

Cost

A Real Equality Agenda

Let’s redistribute power, not income.

BY JAY COST

February 10, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 21

wagons

Let’s Move

A better approach to poverty.

BY ELI LEHRER and LORI SANDERS

February 10, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 21

Henry Payne

Washington’s Blockheads

The perpetual adulation of Herblock.

BY ANDREW FERGUSON

February 10, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 21

Syria’s camouflaged reactor

In Iran We Trust?

If Tehran breaks its promises, we’re unlikely to know.

BY GABRIEL SCHOENFELD

February 10, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 21