GNP: Grand New Party

On Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie suggested that the Republican Party “rebrand” itself, keeping an “eye on the cash register” and not resorting to demagoguery. As the latest darling

Smoke, Mirrors, & Celery Sticks

Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama “joined kids from the Washington, DC area to launch the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and introduce the 2010 Council co-chairs and

Zionism is a monster

I am super-late to the controversy set off by Peter Beinart’s attack on the “American Jewish establishment” in the New York Review of Books. I finally got around to reading

Love those hedge funds!

Yesterday’s NYT Book Review looked at a half-dozen books about Wall Street and the financial crisis. I certainly didn’t expect to read this in the review of Sebastian Mallaby’s More



Unless they reside underneath a rock, every good libertarian or conservative is acquainted with the groundbreaking news coming from the Supreme Court today. In a 5-4 ruling overturning the gun

Kristol salutes Obama

Bill Kristol: Let us now praise Barack Obama. Someone should. The left, weary of the effort in Afghanistan, is uneasy about the appointment of General David Petraeus to replace General

The Weekly Standard vs. Glenn Beck

Go read Matt Continetti’s cover story on The Two Faces of the Tea Party. The bad face is Glenn Beck. Criticism of fellow conservatives is not unusual for the Standard,

If Ron Paul Had a Summer Camp

This weekend I will be at the New Hampshire Free State Project’s Porcupine Freedom Festival (‘PorcFest’ – though I wouldn’t mind if it was ‘PorkFest’). The five-day event is sort

McChrystal out, Petraeus in

Perhaps the only silver lining in this cloud is bipartisanship. Yesterday, Bill Kristol said McChrystal should go. John McCain pretty much said the same. I can’t imagine Petraeus wants this

Obama and Woodrow Wilson

I am in the middle of 1913. At least that’s how far I’ve gotten in Prof. John Milton Cooper’s recent biography of Woodrow Wilson. The most striking thing about Wilson’s