Feb 21, 2014
This week brought into sharp focus just how misguided, unfocused, and ineffective our strategy in Syria has been — if we’ve had one at all.
Jan 24, 2014
Two weeks ago, after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivered a two-hour explanation and denial of the Bridge-gate allegations against him, I spoke with a Christie aide who told me: “Yes, the governor was blindsided. And so were we.”
Jan 3, 2014
It’s that time of year when most of us assess where we’ve been and where we’re going. Will this be the year that we lose the love handles? Learn another language? Spend more time outdoors?
Dec 16, 2013
Liberal? Really? This year's winner of Time magazine's increasingly groan-inducing Person of the Year contest has been announced. And the pick was surprisingly redemptive, pun intended.
Dec 4, 2013
A quotation often attributed to Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, cautions against finding significance where there is none: “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”
Nov 14, 2013
In the time of Cicero — think togas and Rome, and a Pompeii yet to buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius — the word “culture” had romantic and optimistic connotations, meaning a cultivation of the soul.
Oct 17, 2013
With a government shutdown, a looming debt ceiling deadline, and a steady breaking news stream of failed action in Congress, it’s been difficult to focus on anything else.
Sep 19, 2013
Imagine a friend of yours is sprayed with bullets and left to die in the street. The evidence — witnesses, video even — clearly points to the murder, who’s known to be armed and dangerous.