Jun 19, 2015
It's time for a new strategy in Iraq and Syria. It begins by admitting that the old borders are gone, that a unified Syria or Iraq will never be reconstituted, that the Sykes-Picot map is defunct.
Jun 12, 2015
The Republican nominating race is a mess: A strong field, but with 10 declared candidates and a half-dozen more to come, we need a bouncer to keep order.
Jun 5, 2015
If electronic records are such a great boon , as I believe they eventually will be , they will be adopted over time as the benefits begin to exceed costs. Let the market work. Let doctors breathe.
May 29, 2015
Electronic health records mandate produces nothing more than "billing and legal documents" , and degraded medicine.
May 22, 2015
Iraq is now a battlefield between the Sunni jihadists of the Islamic State and the Shiite jihadists of Iran's Islamic Republic. There is no viable center. We abandoned it. The Obama administration's unilateral pullout created a vacuum for the entry of the worst of the worst.
May 15, 2015
In our deadly serious competition with China for influence in the region, the TPP would anchor our relations with Pacific Rim nations. If we walk away, they will inevitably gravitate to China's orbit.
May 8, 2015
While retrospective judgment tends to make us feel superior to our ancestors, it should really evoke humility. Surely some contemporary practices will be deemed equally abominable by succeeding generations. The only question is: Which ones?
May 1, 2015
When such a distortion of history produces such a wonderfully successful piece of fiction, we are forced to ask: What license are we to grant to the historical novel? If physics can live with maddening truths, why can't literature and history?