2:33 PM, May 7, 2011 • By PHILIP TERZIAN
The news has flown a bit under the radar here in the United States, for understandable reasons; but the results earlier this week of the Scottish parliament elections are historic. Whether this is good or bad history, of course, remains to be seen. For the first time, and much against the odds and recent opinion polls, Alex Salmond's Scottish Nationalist Party has won an absolute majority in the Edinburgh parliament--something that the Hollyrood system was designed to prevent, and which now puts the future of the United Kingdom itself in jeopardy. Let me explain.
In Tom Rachman's novel "good reporting and good behavior are mutually exclusive"11:43 AM, Oct 20, 2010 • By ERIN MONTGOMERY
Never before have matters of the newspaper business mingled so closely with matters of the heart as in Tom Rachman’s superb debut novel.
A queen’s life before she became the Widow of Windsor.Mar 1, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 23 • By JOHN PODHORETZ
The Young Victoria
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Europeans on why they like working less.12:00 AM, Sep 29, 2003 • By
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Irwin M. Stelzer's European Holiday is long overdue. I am tired of reading snide comments in the New York Times about the "quality of life" in Europe.
From the September 22, 2003 issue: A new superstate probably isn't in Europeans' interest. It certainly isn't in America's.Sep 22, 2003, Vol. 9, No. 02 • By GERARD BAKER
AMERICA WASN'T THE ONLY COUNTRY attempting a bit of nation-building this turbulent summer. While U.S. troops and U.N.
From the July 28, 2003 issue: The Bush administration's mistake on uranium in Africa came in handling the July flap, not the January speech.Jul 28, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 44 • By FRED BARNES
IT WAS JULY 7, the Monday after the Fourth of July weekend, and chaos reigned at the White House. President Bush and his senior staff were frantically preparing to leave later in the day for a five-day trip to Africa. Ari Fleischer, beginning his final week as White House press secretary, answered reporters' questions in the morning in the West Wing briefing room. He was pressed about a 16-word sentence in Bush's State of the Union speech on January 28 that had cited efforts by Saddam Hussein to buy uranium in Africa for his nuclear weapons program. Fleischer botched the response.
From the July 28, 2003 issue: Anatomy of a scandal that wasn't.Jul 28, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 44 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
KARL ROVE is a genius. No--Rove probably gets more credit than he deserves for political smarts, and the president gets too little, so let's rephrase that: George W. Bush is a genius.
Almost two weeks ago, the president ordered his White House staff to bollix up its explanation of that now-infamous 16-word "uranium from Africa" sentence in his State of the Union address.
European governments are worried because their workers aren't as efficient as Americans.7:00 AM, Apr 15, 2003 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
THEY KNOW THE WORDS, but they don't quite have the tune.
The Europeans are worried about the productivity gap. Their studies show that America leaves them in the dust when it comes to producing goods and services efficiently. Since the only way a nation can increase the welfare of its citizens is to have each worker produce more, this productivity gap is worrisome. After all, what good European wants to contemplate a future in which the gap between U.S. and E.U.
From the April 7, 2003 issue: Is there trouble ahead for this beautiful friendship?Apr 7, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 29 • By FRED BARNES
IN THE DAYS before the British Parliament voted on a resolution endorsing war with Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair was a nervous wreck. He feared losing so many Labor members that the opposition Conservatives would be in a pivotal position to save or embarrass him. The Bush administration rushed to his rescue. A campaign was mobilized to induce Conservatives to vote with Blair. A barrage of phone calls was made from Washington by administration officials, key Republicans, and anyone else Bush advisers could find who was close to Conservative members of Parliament.
Tony Blair wanted to Great Britain to be the bridge between America and the European Union. Now he'll have to choose between the two.11:00 PM, Mar 17, 2003 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
TONY BLAIR'S PROBLEMS will not end with the unseating of Saddam Hussein. Nor will they end when he crushes the revolt of the loony left in his party. He will still have to face the fact that his foreign policy--indeed, his view of the world in the 21st century--is in tatters.
Some time ago I upset Britain's prime minister by suggesting that his notion of becoming a bridge between the United States and Europe is a fantasy and that Britain would some day soon have to choose between America and a Europe dominated by a Franco-German axis.