Article Archive

Clinton’s Syria War Plans

Her national-security team-in-waiting wants a return to big U.S. interventions.

August 16, 2016

Community Policing Meets Algorithmic Surveillance

Does just law enforcement require separation from communal passions?

August 15, 2016

Diary of an Ex-Neocon

Scott McConnell once wrote for Commentary. Later he became a Buchananite and Obamacon.

August 15, 2016

Brazil’s Little Platoons

Residents of Rio’s famed slums are tougher and more self-sustaining than the Olympic games displacing them.

August 12, 2016

Will Congress Stop Revenge Porn?

The “Gawker Bill” promises to distinguish between the newsworthy and merely prurient.

August 11, 2016

Why the CIA Should Brief Trump

There is a long tradition of trusting candidates with classified information.

August 11, 2016

Our Don Quixote, Ourselves

Cervantes’ masterpiece captures the modern human condition in all of its layers and ambiguities.

August 10, 2016

Criminalizing Entrepreneurs

The regulatory state is also a prison state.

August 9, 2016

Trump’s Child Care Plan

There are certainly problems with the ways we tax families, but this is a questionable way of addressing them.

August 8, 2016

Do New Voting Rules Swing Elections?

Partisan changes may have less impact than both sides assume.

August 8, 2016

The Federalists’ Revenge

Not all the Founders were for limited government.

August 5, 2016

The Decay of American Politics

Ike and Adlai weren’t perfect, but at least their campaigns provided more than spectacle.

August 4, 2016

Uncertainty’s Prophet

Frank Knight is the economist for our age.

August 4, 2016

Unnatural Monopolies

Do power companies have to be crony capitalists?

August 3, 2016

Does Pre-Crime Have a Race Problem?

There are issues to debate with crime-prediction algorithms, but let’s not demand the impossible.

August 2, 2016

Will Obama’s Signature Trade Deal Fail?

Seismic political shifts could spell doom for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

August 1, 2016

Empire’s Chain Reaction

Andrew Bacevich explains our decades-long war for the Greater Middle East.

August 1, 2016

Why Civil Defense Still Matters

Meet the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness

July 29, 2016

Clinton Writes Off the Left

Tim Kaine is a rebuke to disaffected progressives.

July 29, 2016