Article Archive

Bush Derangement Syndrome

An embarrassing reaction on the right to the Times report on chemical weapons in Iraq.

October 20, 2014

Here’s Why GOP Interventionism Is Back

Republican hawks are getting reinforcements and gaining ground—and not just because of ISIS.

October 13, 2014

Why Rand Paul Is Different

Can the Kentucky senator go beyond his libertarian father’s achievement—or is he doomed to sell out?

October 6, 2014

Seven Awful Reasons for Bypassing Congress on ISIS

The Constitution is clear on war powers, and yet Congress may not weigh in until next year.

September 29, 2014

The War on ISIS Has No Legal Basis

How open-ended authorizations of force undermine congressional war powers.

September 22, 2014

Ted Cruz’s Islamist Threat

The Texas senator’s crude view of the Mideast unites extremists against America’s interests.

September 15, 2014

Rand Paul and “Isolationist” Name-Calling

A response to Commentary‘s Seth Mandel

September 10, 2014

Can Rand Paul Open the GOP’s Foreign-Policy Mind?

Too many hawks want to limit Republicans’ choices to neoconservatism or “isolationism.” Prudent conservatives know better.

September 8, 2014

Three Endangered Democrats for Civil Liberties

The party of Hillary Clinton still has a few opponents of the surveillance state—but can they win?

September 2, 2014

Realism on ISIS

The rise of the Islamic State is upending U.S. policy toward Syria and Iran as hawks push for a wider war.

August 25, 2014

America’s Self-Inflicted Iraq Defeat

Remember how the hawks sold the war in 2003—and why Dick Cheney opposed going to Baghdad in ’91.

August 18, 2014

What Did We Learn From the Iraq War?

As bombs drop again, revisiting a decade of foreign-policy disasters becomes a matter of life or death.

August 11, 2014

Why Justin Amash Is Likely to Win

Libertarian politics are on the rise in Michigan. Here’s what to watch for on Tuesday.

August 4, 2014

Here Are 5 Ways to Fix Republican Foreign Policy

From involving economic conservatives to introducing evangelicals to just war theory, this is how it starts.

July 28, 2014

How to Reform Republican Foreign Policy

The GOP now admits the Iraq War was a mistake. So why is Rand Paul virtually alone in proposing a new approach to world affairs?

July 21, 2014

Target: Justin Amash

The Michigan Republican who challenged the NSA faces “the ugliest House primary of the cycle.”

July 14, 2014

Rand With Israel

Is the Kentucky senator sending mixed signals on Mideast peace?

July 7, 2014

Race-Baiting the Tea Party

The desperate tactic that saved Thad Cochran may haunt the GOP leadership.

June 30, 2014

Why Can’t Conservatives Crack the Leadership?

The GOP can’t escape the grip of big government, even in its own votes.

June 23, 2014