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William Kristol

Neocons Should Be Held Criminally Liable for Failed Iraq War Predictions and Damages to Our Country

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

If there can be an argument made that neoconservative rhetoric directly led to the downward spiral of American and Iraqi lives, as well as the decline of our country, then a court somewhere in the U.S. should look into a criminal case.

Just Say What You Really Mean Republicans: "Sgt. Bergdahl Should Have Died In Taliban Captivity."

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Long before Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could ever have put his fellow soldiers in danger, certain people advocated policies that would put millions of American soldiers in harm's way.

Ukraine's Neo-con Champions Champion Mainly Themselves

Jim Sleeper | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Wieseltier's most heretical statements in the weeks preceding the Kiev congress declared that the United States is as weak as Putin's Russia is evil, owing mainly to the misleadership of Obama.

A Foreign-Policy Problem No One Talks About

Jim Sleeper | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Instead of acknowledging their deepest feelings openly, or even to themselves, the writers I've mentioned who've brought so much folly and destruction upon their republic, are doubling down, more nervous and desperate than ever, looking for someone else to blame.

Brandeis Gets It Right on Islam

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Brandeis University, a Jewish-sponsored university and my alma mater, has withdrawn its offer to give an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. In this case, Brandeis got it right.

Benghazi Blues: Massive Conspiracy or Hack Politics and Dumb PR?

William Bradley | Posted 07.13.2013 | World
William Bradley

Obama poses an excellent question: Why put together a spin program that will fall apart in a few days? For that is exactly what happened.

Iraq: A Ten-Year Anniversary We'd Rather Forget

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Ten years ago our "leaders" in the government, the corporate media, and the "national security" establishment assured us that invading Iraq was in our national interest.

How Opposition Should Behave: After Chuck Hagel and John Bolton

Steve Clemons | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Steve Clemons

After a battle it's important to show respect to those who were on the other side. They have different priorities. They see the world differently -- and it's important to understand that and salute their own magnanimity after this sort of skirmish.

Conservative 'Troublemaker' Readies Plot For GOP Takeover

Politico | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

In the weeks since Election Day — as Mitt Romney faded into obscurity, John Boehner lost control of the House GOP and tea partiers turned on one ano...

On Hagel, Neocons Go Off the Sanity Cliff (Again)

Jon Soltz | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Why are they going so off-the-rails? It boils down to one thing -- Iraq. Neocons will never, ever forgive Senator Hagel for standing up to President Bush, in favor of a pro-troop, pro-security, responsible approach to Iraq.

Why The Right Is Smearing Chuck Hagel, and Why It Must End

Jon Soltz | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

If William Kristol wants to have a real debate on the real issues, let's have it. Let's have a debate on the neocon military policy of preemptive war, interventionism and nation-building versus a more reasoned approach, with use of the military as a last resort.

Elise Foley

Bill Kristol: 'It Won't Kill The Country If We Raise Taxes' On Millionaires

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative commentator and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said Sunday the Republican Party should accept new ideas, including the...

Worse Than Losing: How Obama Changed the Media Narrative

Dan Kennedy | Posted 12.04.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

You're going to hear a lot of talk from President Obama's supporters today about why Romney's vastly superior performance didn't matter. Don't believe it. In fact, the first debate is going to matter a great deal in the days ahead.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Huntsman To Romney: 'Government Is Not A Business'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has built his candidacy for president on his experience in the private sector, constantly hailing his management skills as c...

Don't Blame Romney if Obama Wins

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If Romney loses, there will be lots of explanations and excuses offered by people associated with the Republican Party. Already, Romney is being characterized by some as a lackluster candidate.

WATCH: Bill Kristol Rips Trayvon Martin Coverage

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.01.2012 | Media

Conservative pundit Bill Kristol on Sunday criticized media coverage of the Trayvon Martin case. “It was right to raise alarms at first but now i...

Obama Sics Media On Romney

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.26.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The media are having no problem decoding the not-so-secret message from last night. Obama wants us to know that Mitt Romney is what the president's new role model, Theodore Roosevelt, would have called a "malefactor of great wealth."

Jewish Leaders Denounce Kristol Anti-Semitism Charge

Mark Green | Posted 01.01.2012 | New York
Mark Green

It is disingenuous to raise the canard about Jews and Wall Street in order to denounce it.

The Right-Wing Smears OWS With Anti-Semitism

Mark Green | Posted 12.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

I'm a Jewish supporter of Israel and Occupy Wall Street. Not big news, you'd think. But the right-wing noise machine needs some way to undermine this threat to the power and wealth of the 1%. So it's hit on "anti-Semitism." Oy!

Both Sides Now: Ralph Kramden for President?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpg How did Rick Perry go from toast-of-the-town to toast? Will a combination of Howard Beale, Tony Soprano and Ralph Kramden run and win? And whatever happened to Sarah Palin? Matalin and Rosen assay the GOP field.

Anyone-But-Romney Crowd Needs Work

Craig Crawford | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

You have to wonder if the frenzied search for a Romney alternative has something to do with his aloofness toward pundits and operatives who are used to being major players in national GOP politics.

Watch Cheney and Co. Respond to the Ghailani Sentence

Sharon Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sharon Kelly

A fair trial led to a stiff sentence, leaving the fear-mongers dumb. The folks in the Obama Administration should keep that in mind when they decide where to try KSM.

Are American Jews Becoming Republicans Over Israel? Don't Bet On It

David Halperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Halperin

Fear-mongering about President Obama's supposed lack of support for Israel just doesn't hold water. The United States' relationship with Israel has strengthened, not waned during the Obama administration.

Bill Kristol: Barack Obama's Speech 'Commendable,' At Times 'Impressive'

The Weekly Standard | Bill Kristol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama opposed the war in Iraq. He still thinks it was a mistake. It's therefore unrealistic for supporters of the war to expect the presiden...

Gaffemaster Steele's Greatest Gaffe (So Far)

Michele Langevine Leiby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Langevine Leiby

William Kristol has finally said what we've all been thinking but were either too indulgent or PC to say: Michael Steele must go.