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In a Plain Brown Package

Australia’s doomed effort to kill tobacco sales.

BY P.  J. O’ROURKE

December 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 14

AP / Tony Gutierrez

Equality for Convicts?

Another case of federal overreach.

BY TERRY EASTLAND

December 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 14

Newscom

King of the Contractors

Erik Prince defends his warriors.

BY MARK HEMINGWAY

December 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 14

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Happy Birthday, Tea Party

Remember, remember the sixteenth of December.

BY RICHARD SAMUELSON

December 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 14

Chimp!

Habeas Chimpanzee

The nonhuman rights campaign.

BY WESLEY J. SMITH

December 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 14

...and refuse to enroll, while you’re at it.

Wise Beyond Their Years

The young won’t show up for Obamacare.

BY JEFFREY H. ANDERSON

December 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 13

A Connecticut Tea Partier making the point in Hartford, 2009

The Government Isn’t Us

It works for us.

BY FRED BAUER

December 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 13

weekly standard photo illustration

Obama’s Stubbornness

A mind is a terrible thing to change.

BY FRED BARNES

December 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 13

Can the payout at least go well?

The Oil Spill Windfall

A test for Republicans.

BY DANIEL M. ROTHSCHILD

December 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 13

Celebrating the deal in Tehran

The Use and Abuse of Sanctions

The Iranian bomb is all that matters.

BY LEE SMITH

December 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 13

Gary Locke

Obamacare in 2014

Republicans will run on it. Democrats will run away from it.

BY MICHAEL WARREN

December 2, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 12

newscom

Where Is It Good to Be a Woman?

Don’t ask the Davos forum.

BY DAVID ADESNIK

December 2, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 12

Kennedys

The Man and the Myth

Why prudent politicians embrace the JFK legacy.

BY FRED BARNES

December 2, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 12

650 Fifth Avenue; Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran’s Chief Negotiator

Surprise, surprise: He has a long record of ­double-dealing.

BY CLAUDIA ROSETT

December 2, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 12

USAF

The Other Assassination

Saigon, November 1963.

BY WILLIAM PIERESON

December 2, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 12

ASSOCIATED PRESS

We’ve Seen This Before

Obama’s Middle East debacle.

BY MICHAEL DORAN

November 25, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 11

De Blasio hugs his children November 5.

A Curious Form of ‘Populism’

Bill de Blasio and Wall Street.

BY FRED SIEGEL

November 25, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 11

The only known photograph of President Lincoln giving his Gettysburg address

Seven Score and Ten Years Ago

The Gettysburg Address at 150.

BY GARY SCHMITT

November 25, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 11

Gary Locke

After the Train Wreck

What will Republicans offer to replace Obamacare?

BY MICHAEL WARREN

November 25, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 11

AP/Mel Evans

The Christie Juggernaut

The New Jersey governor muscles his way to the front of the pack, for now.

BY JOHN MCCORMACK

November 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10

ocare

Bye-Bye, Privacy

The other problem with HealthCare.gov.

BY JONATHAN V. LAST

November 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10

Andrew Marshall,

Hear No Evil

The administration’s move to silence a Pentagon strategist.

BY REUBEN F. JOHNSON

November 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10

Chalk

The Lawlessness of Obama­care

King Rex meets King Barack.

BY ERIC FELTEN

November 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10

A Japanese coast guard vessel, right, rams a ship flying the flag of China to pr

Commerce Trumps Security?

The pressure is on to sell to China’s military.

BY JOSEPH A. BOSCO

November 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10

AP / Steve Helber

Something Clinton This Way Comes

Will the GOP be ready?

BY JAY COST

November 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10

Defending Obama­care, November 4

The Crisis Arrives

Obama’s dubious legacy.

BY NOEMIE EMERY

November 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10

Cuccinelli: The truce fails.

The Great Divide

Populists versus elitists in the Republican party.

BY FRED BARNES

November 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10

Unify with China? Hear my three ‘No’s!

How Many Chinas Are There?

A question that continues to roil Taiwan.

BY ETHAN EPSTEIN

November 11, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 09

Benghazi, September 11, 2012: the U.S. compound in flames

Questions They Won’t Answer

Benghazi isn’t going away.

BY STEPHEN F. HAYES and THOMAS JOSCELYN

November 11, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 09

Wilson

Presidential Fantasies

Bring the ‘clerkship’ back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

BY JAY COST

November 11, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 09

obamacare

No, You Can’t Keep It

Nice plan you had there. Shame you had to lose it.

BY JOHN MCCORMACK

November 11, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 09

Espionage

When to Spy on Our Friends

The NSA in Europe.

BY REUEL MARC GERECHT

November 11, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 09