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02/26/2015 - 5:28pm

    Jeb Bush is asking us to do the impossible -- forget that he's the son of one president and the brother of another.

    "I'm my own man," he protested at a much-heralded meet-the- Bush-you-don't-know...

02/19/2015 - 9:46pm

    President Obama's latest war strategy makes one wonder: Is another Woodrow Wilson in the Oval Office debating with himself about how to meet the existential threat that faces him?

    In laying...

02/19/2015 - 9:46pm

    It may be the triumph of hope over headlines to imagine that a Congress currently incapable of funding the Department of Homeland Security could pass a new war authorization.

    Funding DHS should...

02/19/2015 - 9:45pm

    In our collective imaginations, we tend to conceive of the constantly called-for "national conversation on race" as having the formality of some grand conclave of consciousness - an American Truth and Reconciliation equivalent, a spiritual...

02/19/2015 - 9:45pm

    Who would have thought there could be an uplifting story from Syria?

    Yet side by side with the worst of humanity, you often see the best. In Syria, that's a group of volunteers called the...

02/19/2015 - 9:44pm

    God had a busy week. Alabama alone was a heavy lift, what with all those God invocations by state leaders trying to cast out the demon of gay marriage, then London called as well. Scott Walker was on a trip there, and he tugged God into the picture when he...

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