Article Archive

Federalism Can Still Save Religious Liberty

In an America divided over sex and marriage, devolution is once again the best solution.

November 28, 2014

Canada’s Patriot Act Moment

Stephen Harper leverages his country’s post-attack period to expand the surveillance state and exacerbate radicalization.

November 26, 2014

A Bleak Foreign Policy November

After the failure of Iran negotiations and the rebirth of the Republican hawk, Hagel’s dismissal barely registers.

November 26, 2014

The High Cost of Empire Maintenance

Every year, congressional delegations and government officials rack up millions of dollars worth of publicly funded distractions abroad.

November 25, 2014

Marion Barry: D.C.’s Rascal King

Objectively a bad mayor, Barry was also a classic American urban chieftain.

November 24, 2014

Tony Kushner’s Communist Turducken

This overstuffed production shows a suicidal longshoreman fighting his family—and the long defeat of his hopes.

November 24, 2014

Five Myths That Keep America in the Middle East

Is the U.S. a force for regional stability? Do we have real allies? Here are the hard truths.

November 24, 2014

Why Jim Webb Matters

His economic populism and foreign-policy restraint may be a more formidable challenge than the Clinton camp realizes.

November 24, 2014

JFK’s Special Relationship

Prime Minister Harold Macmillan managed Britain’s decline by following Kennedy’s lead.

November 21, 2014

Ukraine in the Aftermath of Maidan

One year after the first protests, Western interests and Ukrainian lives have been sacrificed at the altar of democratic idealism.

November 21, 2014

The Military-Industrial Candidate

Hillary Clinton prepares to launch the most formidable hawkish presidential campaign in a generation.

November 20, 2014

The Bush Decision Point

The father faced down the Israel lobby and paid a price; the son accommodated it. What’s the lesson for Jeb?

November 19, 2014

Front Porch Revolution

Wendell Berry’s cure for partisanship

November 19, 2014

Roadblock on Main Street

How federal housing policies run downtowns out of business

November 18, 2014

The Conservative Case for Pot Legalization in D.C.

Our national drug policy is a failure—Republicans should support gradual experimentation a local level.

November 17, 2014

The Human Face a Furnace Seal’d: John Darnielle’s Wolf in White Van

The new novel from the man behind the Mountain Goats suggests that the mind is a dangerous playground.

November 15, 2014

“Fortunate Son” Is Antiwar, and Pro-Military

Conservative hawks keep confusing supporting the troops with endorsing the wars.

November 14, 2014

Death of the West Virginia Democrat

The GOP’s nationalizing politics may have snuffed out one of the truly distinctive local American political cultures.

November 14, 2014

The CIA Won the Midterms

Incoming intel committee chair Richard Burr will end any hope of holding out of control spy agencies accountable.

November 13, 2014