A guide to the spin, empty gestures, and behind-the-scene players that will determine the fate of America’s re-entry into Iraq.
Keeping tabs on Turkey alone is justification enough for Langley to relax its new rules on targeting Europe.
Building community doesn’t isn’t just “unplugging” from social media—it takes work.
At its worst, it is an exercise in using a foreign political movement to make a point about how important interventionists think the U.S. is to the rest of the world.
There are few governments less likely to respond well to U.S. statements about its internal affairs than the Chinese government.
A seminar at First Things explores religion and public life in a new era
Obama and other U.S. officials need to get out of the habit of issuing ultimatums in their public statements.
Far from being “in love” with war, the public has been whipped into a panic about a vastly exaggerated threat by fear-mongers.
Roger Scruton’s conservative planning builds place in city centers.
The constantly surprised multi-billion dollar American spy machine turns every shortcoming into a reason to expand it.
Most Americans don’t identify as hawks, and even more of them don’t want a global “leadership” role for the U.S.
Lena Dunham: ‘I think most depictions of sex are destructive.’
The public can see that Obama has yielded to pressure for escalation before, and they assume he will do so again.
The Economist‘s editors understand that the Western liberal state is in deep crisis—but their suggested solutions are inconsistent at best, dangerous at worst.
Cruz has confirmed that his foreign policy is one of “shoot first and don’t ask any questions.”
Secret recordings show that the Fed is afraid of bankers
Why America can’t do what it takes to win—and where that leaves us.
The Constitution is clear on war powers, and yet Congress may not weigh in until next year.
The president has consistently taken sides in a local dispute before all the facts are in.
Another reason to doubt the wisdom of the latest war.
Libertarians say no—but history seems to say yes.
Two Tea Party senators craft the anti-Romney GOP agenda around liberty well understood.
An English professor argues for an explicit leftist bias in college, utterly neglecting the teacher’s vocation.
The notion of bringing Ukraine in NATO should be shelved permanently.
A guy. A girl. A bullet. Fidelity. Healing. Love. Redemption. A 25-minute short nonfiction film that will make your heart sing
From contraception to climate change, the quest to master nature will always put autonomy first.
It seems very unlikely that the current intervention can possibly succeed on its own terms.
How our considerations of what makes marriage important have come full-circle
Explaining the source of the hopelessness of the poor
The president used his speech to hector a Russia that could be very helpful against ISIS.