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  • Supreme Court spinning ties liberals up in knots

    Linda Greenhouse has been providing liberal spin on the Supreme Court for The New York Times for decades, first as a reporter and now as an opinion columnist. She recently attacked the court for its "dangerous" conservatism and, in the process,...
  • Obama has painted himself into a foreign-policy corner

    The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring. Across a huge swath of what, up until recently, had been known as Iraq and Syria, a transnational movement of Sunni Islamic extremists has taken control. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)...
  • Clayton Lockett: A just execution, regardless

    Last week the state of Oklahoma "botched" an execution. Botched is the accepted term in the media coverage, despite the fact Clayton Lockett was executed. He just died badly, suffering for 43 minutes until he eventually had a heart attack. Oklahoma's...
  • Not your father's Cold War

    Will everyone please stop talking about a new Cold War? However badly things work out between Russia and the United States and the West, a new Cold War isn't in the cards because Russia today isn't the Soviet Union. Sure, there are similarities. We are...
  • The emptiness of the right side of history

    The right side of history is bunk. In domestic politics, people (mostly liberals) tend to say, "You're on the wrong side of history" about social issues that are breaking their way. It's a handy phrase, loosely translated as, "You're going to lose...
  • Why ambitious ideas always backfire politically

    Americans say they want politicians to tackle the big issues and get things done. In 2008, they even elected a presidential candidate who said he was interested in "fundamentally transforming the United States of America." Yet almost every time elected...
  • Yellen's 'gaffe' isn't her biggest problem

    Yellen's 'gaffe' isn't her biggest problem
    Don't blame Janet Yellen for what she said. Blame her for what she's doing. Last week, Yellen had her first news conference since becoming chairwoman of the Federal Reserve. She said, in answering a question, that the Fed would probably raise interest...
  • As foreign crises multiply, Republican squabbling isn't helping

    Republican politicians are at war over the world. Rep. Peter King of New York says that Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky encourages "paranoia." Paul says his critics are distorting his views. Walter Jones, a North Carolina representative seeking his 11th term,...
  • The myth of the wild

    The pristine natural world has been gone for a long time; get used to it. Nearly all of the earthworms in New England and the upper Midwest were inadvertently imported from Europe. The American earthworms were wiped out by the last Ice Age. That's why...
  • Guidelines to curb campus sexual assaults raise concerns for accused

    The White House on Tuesday announced detailed guidance for colleges on how to deal with sexual assaults, winning praise from advocates of victims and some higher education officials, but renewing concerns from others about protections for the rights of...
  • Why putting photos on Social Security cards won't save voting rights

    Why putting photos on Social Security cards won't save voting rights
    A certain William Wachtel, the co-founder of WhyTuesday, an election reform group chaired by former UN Ambassador Andrew Young, wrote me over the weekend to complain that I treated Young harshly by criticizing his proposal to require Social Security to...