Wonk World

May 18,2013

Erdogan To Obama: Strong Horse Or Weak Horse?

At a joint press conference at the White House on Thursday, President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told us what we already knew: They agree that...

Mar 23,2012

Making Sense of Military Healthcare Cuts

  Senior Republican leaders from House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon to Congressman Ron Paul have blasted the Obama administration’s proposed defense budget, announced in January, for its cuts...

Dec 02,2008

Spreading the Gospel

There is a certain electricity in the National Press Club Ballroom. Businessmen in tailored suits mingle comfortably with shabby college professors; think-tank pundits and corporate lobbyists are schmoozing with reporters...

Sep 11,2008

Sensible Energy Independence

We’ve all noticed by now that the United States is in an energy crisis. High oil prices are driving up the cost of goods and services around the country, translating...

Aug 13,2008

The Education Party

Today’s Republican Party stands in disarray, even as mainstream American liberalism has finally found its own “Ronald Reagan.” It doesn’t seem like a particularly auspicious time for a new book...