Netanyahu Returns as Israel’s Premier

The corrupt leader is back for a sixth term.

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Ukraine and the ‘New Rules of War’

Many and small beats large and heavy. Finding beats flanking. Swarming beats surging.

Russia Sanctions Itself in Retaliation for Western Sanctions

Vladimir Putin is banning commodity exports.

It’s Not Time To Eulogize The Old Order

Pundits like Thomas Friedman struggle with premature prognostication.

Stupid 2024 Fantasies

The silly season has commenced a mite early.

Will the GOP Fracture?

Will there be in-fighting? Yes. A break-up? No.

Fantasies of a Post-Trump Republican Party

The GOP will almost certainly survive. But in what form?

Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement Demonstrates Yet Again The Art Of The Bad Deal

Donald Trump’s Jerusalem decision reveals yet again that he is an appallingly bad deal maker.

Trump Campaign Reportedly In Contact With Russian Intelligence During Campaign

The story about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia didn’t start with Michael Flynn, and it isn’t going to end with his resignation.

We Don’t Need No Stinking Strategy

Obama’s current policy—tactical level strikes with no obvious long-term strategic aim—may well be the best we can hope for.

3D Printed Organs Coming Soon

The burgeoning science of additive manufacturing is on the verge of being able to print functioning human organs.

Is A Stronger Executive The Cure For What Ails American Government?

David Brooks thinks that the problem with American Government is that the Presidency isn’t strong enough.

Moderation in a Polarized World

David Brooks tries to “describe what being a moderate means” in a way that most Americans would find puzzling.

Friedman Finds His 3rd Party Candidate: Obama

Thomas Friedman continues his quixotic quest for a third party. His candidate: a fantasy Barack Obama.

Infrastructure Projects And Economic Stimulus

Are infrastructure projects the key to turning around the economy? Not really.

The Unsurprising Death Of Americans Elect

Americans Elect is dead. This should surprise nobody.

Thomas Friedman Is An Enormous Mustache

Thomas Friedman is like a goldfish who only sees China, jobs, and the Internet.

Thomas Friedman’s Michael Bloomberg Fetish

Thomas Friedman is fantasizing about Michael Bloomberg again.

Time To Manage America’s Decline?

Is it time to just admit that the good old days are over?

The Inevitable “Third Party” Debate Returns

Like clockwork, the arguments for creation of a third party are popping up again.

Political Fantasy World

It never ceases to amaze me how many smart people manage to believe, against all evidence to the contrary, that their political philosophy has massive support.

Tyler Cowen’s Productive Mind

A profile of George Mason economist and blogger Tyler Cowen offers this amusing description: “Cowen, 49, has round features, a hesitant posture, and an unconcerned haircut.”

Ranking The Pundits

A study shows that most national columnists and talking heads are about as accurate as a coin flip.

Tea Party = Racism?

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson takes a look at the Tea Party movement and claims to find racism.

Palin For President, With An Assist From Mike Bloomberg?

Political columnist John Heilemann thinks he’s come up with a scenario that would put Sarah Palin in the White House, but his assumptions don’t add up.

Headline of the Day – Friedman Edition

The Silent Majority Wants a Dictatorship Run by Thomas Friedman

Silly Third Party Musings

Thomas Friedman engages in some early speculation about a serious third party presidential run. As usual, such speculation ignores the basic structures of American politics.

Harnessing The Tea Party

Support for the Tea Party is at record levels but that movement does not have a coherent policy platform. Can the energy be harnessed to good use?

Ruling Class Elites

A bizarre rant in American Spectator contains some interesting thoughts about the nature of America’s political elite.

Killing Presidents

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