If we aren’t willing to send troops, we have no vital interest in a foreign conflict. Syria fails the test.
Bailing in the rich and reckless may be rapacious, but it beats bailing them out.
Same-sex marriage reveals a divide about what it means for America to be good.
The GOP sealed its own fate with decades of support for war and immigration.
The Senate’s hawks want the U.S. to commit to joining an Israeli attack.
America won a ruinous victory at a cost of trillions of dollars and thousands of lives.
The first pontiff from the global South confronts an increasingly pagan West.
A freshman senator’s protest against drones augurs the end of neocon hegemony
A crisis of legitimacy as the nation’s young people and business elite question communist rule
The Washington Post blogger promulgates hysteria, not the philosophy of Reagan.
The country needs not a defense sequester but a strategic realignment.
Who murdered American manufacturing?
Japan and South Korea should supply their own deterrence—including the nuclear kind.
As the pope retires, the ancient faith seems to recede on every front.
The administration’s drone memo reminds us that perpetual war means power without check.
It exposed a GOP that focuses on only one country, and it’s not the United States.
Senators Rubio, McCain, Graham, and Flake lead the party’s “amnesty caucus.”
As freedom gives way to older, darker loyalties around the world, spreading our “values” becomes an ever more utopian project.
The president’s speech re-framed U.S. history for an agenda of redistribution.