Article Archive

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

Mark Udall’s Lame-Duck Opportunity

Here’s why the outgoing Colorado senator should leak the Senate report on CIA torture.

November 10, 2014

What to Watch for on Tuesday

Here are four ways this election could reshape Republican politics over the next two years.

November 3, 2014

Here’s How Rand Paul’s Conservative Realism Could Change the GOP

A real alternative to the hyper-hawkishness that has dominated foreign policy thinking for decades.

October 27, 2014

Bush Derangement Syndrome

What’s behind the right’s embarrassing reaction to a 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