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William Kristol

About That DHS Report on Right-Wing Extremists

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

In the wake of these attacks, it shouldn't be too much to ask that the DHS report be taken seriously rather than used to score political points.

Bibi Goes to Washington: How About a Nuclear Free Middle East?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

It might be the case that Netanyahu has far more friends in Washington than does the president.

Specter Switch: Another "Win" for the Grand Old Purity!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Pure like ice. Pure like fire. That's the way they wanted it. That's the way they'd have it, and they'd leave no tone unspurned. Only true believers...

Bill Kristol: Specter's Defection "Good News For Republicans!"

Washington Post | William Kristol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On May 24, 2001, I wrote an op-ed for The Post in the wake of Vermont Sen. James Jeffords's party switch. I argued that the switch, which cost Republi...

New York Times' Tierney Wrong on "Saving the Planet"

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

Tierney's laissez-faire attitude seem pretty irresponsible. We need a revolution for energy on the scale that the internet was a revolution for information.

Post Passover Ponderings

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sam Greenfield

Two thousand six hundred dollars for a seat in Yankee Stadium? For that money, do i get a lap dance during the seventh inning stretch?

"Mission Accomplished" Bush Gets the Last Laugh in Iraq and Afghanistan

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

For years, George W. Bush has been roundly criticized, even lampooned, for declaring "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq. But maybe declaring "Mission Accomplished" was not that crazy after all.

The "S" Word and a Bankrupt GOP

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

While Republicans may think the "S" word is their magic weapon in stopping Obama's momentum, they fail to recognize that the 2008 election was a mandate for more government.

Sam Stein

Newest Neocon Outfit Hosting Afghanistan Forum With Sen. McCain And Rep. Harman | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Largely under the radar, some of the major neoconservative figures who fashioned the rationale for the Iraq war have set up a shop for shaping future ...

Blue Dog Democrats and Republican Triangulation

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

We must not allow the Blue Dogs to slow down President Obama's momentum or water down the sweeping reforms the nation needs in these trying economic times.

Kristol Breaks With Limbaugh: Americans Should Want Obama to Succeed

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In recent weeks, a growing number of conservatives have hopped on the Rush Limbaugh bandwagon, saying they agree with his repeated statements that he ...


Neil McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

The GOP is telling us that the solution to our current problems is some combination of tax cuts, a spending freeze, reduction of the deficit, and the condemnation the "earmark."

Kristol: GOP Should Unite Against Economic Recovery Package Now To Help Defeat Health Care Later

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday night, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol appeared on Neil Cavuto's Fox Business show to discuss conservative criticism of President Obama'...

Put a Libertarian on the New York Times' Op-Ed Page

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Sargus Klein

Where's the tipping point between civil liberties and, to put it glibly, the government looking out for you?

Bill Kristol's Last New York Times Piece: Mind Boggling Nonsense

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Cohen

Two failed wars, an economic meltdown, crumbling infrastructure, an increase in global warming, a drowned city, plummeting world opinion -- conservatism is not working.

Jason Linkins

Kristol's Last Times Column: An Era Of Phoning It In Ends | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's the end of an era, folks. Specifically, the end of the era where the New York Times offers column space to error-prone neo-conservative Sarah Pa...

Should Tom Friedman Get Canned Along With Kristol?

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lionel Beehner

How could the man who wrote maybe the best book on the Middle East become a paycheck-cashing mouthpiece and shill for the world's corporate villains?

Working Miracles

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

My earliest memory of an inspiring title was The Miracle Worker, which I loved because that "miracle" suggested an astonishing achievement against impossible odds.

Bill Kristol's New York Times Column Ends

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The speculation as to whether Bill Kristol will continue his career as a New York Times columnist can end. Buried at the end of his column Monday is ...

Good Riddance

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Kristol is a triple threat as a columnist: he can't write, he can't think, and he is error prone.

Bill Kristol Column Following Bush's Last Press Conference

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

Bill Kristol overlooks the fact that more than 4,000 American servicemen and women have died in a totally unnecessary and fraudulent war that has cost the country billions.

A Blessing for Barack (A Jewish Prayer for All Obama-ites)

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael L. Millenson

There is a Jewish prayer that captures the sense of relief, gratitude, and joy that so many of us feel as Barack Obama becomes the 44th president of the United States. It is called the Shehechiyanu.

Two Types of Confidence - Obama and Bush

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

Bush preserves his self-confidence by shutting out other points of view. Obama's openness is possible, on the other hand, because of his genuine self-confidence.

Obama Dines Out

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

By dining at George Will's house with William Kristol, David Brooks, and Charles Krauthammer, he's single-handedly revived these guys' careers.

Sam Stein

Obama And Conservatives Break Bread At George Will's House | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama took the next big step in his Republican charm offensive on Tuesday night, when he dined with several of the nation's most prominent cons...