The Greening Of Gore’s Bank Account by Larry Bell. As it turned out, however, maybe losing that election to George W. Bush in late 2000 wasn’t such a bad thing for Al after all. Consider that during his years in [...]
John Kerry’s Silly Play by Lee Smith. Secretary of State John Kerry says that’s it’s now or never for Israelis and Palestinians to reach agreement on a two-state solution. Interestingly, neither Israeli nor Palestinian officials have any idea what Kerry [...]
The Myth of the Arab State by Aaron David Miller. Two years on, the Arab spring, or what’s left of its verdant virtues, has brought about far more than the end of the authoritarians and the extractive regimes they led. [...]
The Book We Still Can’t Spare by Lars Walker. Without the Bible, can there be democracy? Despite my well-deserved international reputation as a coward, I occasionally get into arguments with people, mostly on Facebook where no one can punch you. [...]
A little over a week ago I had a slightly heated discussion with another gentleman while drinking wine together at a local wine bar. The discussion was about Islam, and his perspective would align perfectly with the following article: It’s [...]
Does Rand Paul’s Rise Signal A Broader Libertarian Moment? by Ralph Benko. Libertarianism, thanks, among other factors, to the emergence of leading presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, is coming to the fore. It is presenting itself in fresh, less eccentric, [...]
A Crisis of Authority by James Taranto. Liberal media bias is an old complaint, but the Obama presidency has given it a new and dangerous form. Never has the prevailing bias of the media been so closely aligned with the [...]
Nicholas Lemann reviews Radical: Fighting to Put Students First by Michelle Rhee. You can browse inside the book here.
In Defense of Henry Kissinger by Robert D. Kaplan. In the summer of 2002, during the initial buildup to the invasion of Iraq, which he supported, Henry Kissinger told me he was nevertheless concerned about the lack of critical thinking [...]
Dumb and Dumber by David P. Goldman. How neocons and Obama liberals have created catastrophe by consensus in the Middle East. Read the rest.
The latest issue of Case Western Reserve Law Review, a symposium entitled: The Law and Policy of Hydraulic Fracturing: Addressing the Issues of the Natural Gas Boom, is available online for free here. (pdf)
Here’s a review of The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era by Michael Grunwald.
Richard Milhous Obama by Carl M. Cannon. He’s compared himself to Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, evoked nostalgia for John F. Kennedy, sought to emulate Ronald Reagan, (belatedly) praised George W. Bush, and enlisted the assistance of Bill Clinton in [...]
Rand Paul Plays the Maverick at CPAC and the Evangelical in Cedar Rapids by Nick Gillespie. Americans are primed for Paul’s embrace of economic and personal liberty, but his outreach to religious Republicans could repel them. More here.
Could California Make a Comeback? by Michael M. Rosen. It’s getting depressingly repetitive to keep writing about California’s problems, which are legion and seemingly intractable. But this time, I’m pleased to report on an unexpected glimmer of hope that might, [...]
Man the Political Animal: On the Intrinsic Goodness of Political Community by Michael W. Hannon. Our arguments for limited government should recognize political community as an intrinsic good, not mistake it for a merely instrumental one. More at PD.
The WSJ reviews Act of Congress by Robert Kaiser. Congress is dominated by intellectual lightweights who are chiefly consumed by electioneering and largely irrelevant in a body where a handful of members and many more staff do the actual work [...]
Perhaps Niall Ferguson Had A Point About Keynes by Jerry Bowyer. If you pay attention to economic debates you know by now that a celebrity historian named Niall Ferguson made some off-hand comments at a financial conference in which he [...]
Secularists With Bible Tinsel by Douglas Wilson. Civilizations believe things. If they didn’t believe things, they couldn’t be civilizations. Nothing ever gets built, whether pyramid or skyscraper, if everybody is just wandering around in aimless little circles muttering that whatever [...]