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Iraqi defense minister Khalid al-Obeidi, center, arrives in Tikrit, March 12, 20

Dislodging ISIS in Iraq

The lessons from Tikrit.

BY GARY SCHMITT

March 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 27

This is simply begging for regulation.

Yoga Test

You got a license for that?

BY P. J. O’ROURKE

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

Nevit Dilmen

Do I Dare to Eat an Egg?

Dietary guidelines, over easy.

BY GEOFFREY NORMAN

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledges one of several ovations during his address to Co

Rising to the Occasion

Bibi Netanyahu’s heroic speech.

BY RUTH R. WISSE

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

Naftali Bennett, left, poses for a photograph with a supporter, February 3.

Beyond Bibi

American-style politician Naftali Bennett makes his case in the Israeli election.

BY MICHAEL M. ROSEN

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

Nemtsov at a Moscow rally, March 15, 2014

Murder on the Kremlin’s Doorstep

Boris Nemtsov, 1959-2015.

BY CATHY YOUNG

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

Students at Sanya Elementary School in Tokyo attending ‘Food Education School’

The Paleo Diet, Japanese Style

Cuisine as statecraft.

BY DAVID DEVOSS

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

...and harder to ditch than it might seem.

Be Prepared

How to respond if the Court ends Obamacare ­subsidies.

BY JAMES C. CAPRETTA and YUVAL LEVIN

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

Notorious R.B.G. dozes off...

The Justice and Her Fans

The progressive cult of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

BY BENJAMIN SILVER

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

Adam Laxalt, Scott Pruitt

Full Court Press

The Republican state AGs continue to be Obama’s most ­formidable opponents.

BY FRED BARNES

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

Gary Locke

Iran as Partner

Obama’s deep game.

BY LEE SMITH

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

Quiet

Retaking Mosul

It won’t be easy.

BY THOMAS DONNELLY

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

Leopoldo Lopez goes into custody, February 18, 2014.

Implausible Deniability

Lame excuses by sinister governments have a ­purpose.

BY JOHN LONDREGAN

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

A worrisome resemblance

Appeasement in Our Time

One unforced error after another.

BY MICHAEL MAKOVSKY

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

Maybe fantasizing will help: Berkeley, 2014.

The Lowdown on Higher Education

A crisis in search of better answers.

BY JAMES PIERESON and NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

Gary Locke

The Chris Christie Comeback Tour

Down but not out.

BY MICHAEL WARREN

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

Farm

But What Do We Know?

If you’re curious about the future of farming, you might ask a farmer.

BY BLAKE HURST

March 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

Putin

Putin’s Long Arm

How Russia uses Interpol to harass opponents.

BY TED R. BROMUND

March 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

Weapons

Spain 1936-1939; Ukraine, 2014-?

The perversity of not arming victims.

BY LEON ARON

March 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

Israeli artillery fire toward targets in Lebanon on  the Israeli-Lebanese border

Friend and Foe in Syria

The enemy of my enemy is my enemy’s enemy.

BY LEE SMITH

March 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

NEWSCOM

From Russia with Love

Pyongyang and Moscow renew their friendship.

BY DENNIS P. HALPIN

March 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

Signature

Doomed Diplomacy

There’s no way Iran will ever help fight al Qaeda.

BY THOMAS JOSCELYN

March 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

What a difference 22 years makes.

Euthanasia Comes to Canada

Are we next?

BY WESLEY J. SMITH

February 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23

A frame from the Fox News report on no-go zones in Paris

No-Go, Indeed

France’s lawless zones.

BY JOHN ROSENTHAL

February 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23

Speaking of petty grievances and false promises...

He’s a Raging Partisan

The big lie of Obama’s presidency.

BY FRED BARNES

February 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23

An anti-fracking sign in Mora County

Fracking the Constitution

Secessionism on the left.

BY JOSEPH BOTTUM

February 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23

Huckabee’s 15 minutes:  Wow, already over.

Huckabee, Christie, and Paul

Oh my.

BY ANDREW FERGUSON

February 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22

Gary Locke

The Telltale Obama Budget

Liberals may love its priorities. Voters don’t.

BY FRED BARNES

February 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22

Donkey elephant

The Rise and Fall of the Parties

The Democrats should be worried.

BY JAY COST

February 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22

Dave Malan

The I Factor

Presidents and the first-person pronoun: a historical survey.

BY JAMES W. CEASER

February 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22

Polish troops on exercise in western Ukraine, September 2014

Things Fall Apart

Twenty-five years after communism, Central and Eastern Europe are in trouble.

BY JEFFREY GEDMIN

February 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22

Barack Obama aims for the middle in Lawrence, Kansas, January 22.

Stuck in the Middle with You

Our confusing discussions of class in America.

BY TAMAR JACOBY

February 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 21