On the Newsstand:John McCain

/ July 25, 2014 12:37 am

Stop Calling the Border Situation a ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

It’s giving deportation advocates a false sense of moral self-righteousness.

/ December 7, 2013 11:58 am

Defending the Deal

The recent agreement with Iran isn't significant in the long-term, but in the short-term, it's huge.

/ January 28, 2013 2:40 am

In Defense of ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Ross Svenson responds to criticism of the depiction of torture in Kathryn Bigelow's latest film.

/ October 22, 2012 3:55 pm

Utilitarianism and The Neoconservative Conceit

What J.S. Mill would say about modern American adventurism.

/ October 18, 2012 2:22 pm

Charting a New Trajectory

The presidential candidates make the case for space as Election Day draws near.

/ March 11, 2012 3:01 pm

Why Game Change isn’t Sexist

Game Change stands as a fair portrayal of a flamboyant personality.

/ June 19, 2011 11:13 pm

Senator McCain’s Mythic Reagan

Would the Gipper really be disappointed in the absence of hawkish tendencies in this Republican field?

/ June 21, 2010 9:47 pm

Goodbye J.D. Hayworth?

Nowhere has the clash between the Tea Party movement and the “GOP establishment” been more apparent than Arizona, where former Rep. J.D. Hayworth has been a constant thorn in McCain’s side (his suddenly shrunken left side, to be precise). For a while, it looked like McCain might get tripped up enough in his clumsy race to the right to put the self-styled Tea Party ... Read More

/ April 22, 2010 11:40 pm

Disgrace. Charlie Crist’s Ungainly Political Manueverings

Disgrace is the only word apt to describe Governor Charlie Crist these days. After being passed up as John McCain’s VP choice, perhaps the apex of his political success, Crist decided to abandon running for reelection for the governorship of Florida, a position he would likely have won easily. Instead, Crist continued a lifelong power-grab, running for the US Senate ... Read More

/ April 2, 2010 6:49 am

How Obama Can Save the Environment (Among Other Things)

The Obama administration environmental agenda reemerged on Thursday with the announcement of additional restrictions on strip mining, new fuel efficiency standards for cars, and expanded offshore drilling. These measures may have some merit, but a solution to America’s energy problems will require more comprehensive reform that reduces carbon emissions, eliminates dependence on foreign energy, minimizes economic impact, and is politically ... Read More

/ March 8, 2010 3:03 pm

Midterm Madness

A Republican resurgence in the 2010 election?

/ March 8, 2010 3:03 pm

Gold Coins Tip the Scale of Justice

Why the Citizens United case is a blow to democracy

/ March 3, 2010 7:28 am

Tweet Summary of Halperin/Heilemann Forum

Can you blog Tweets? I don’t know, but let’s give this a try. For those of you who couldn’t spend an hour and a half at the Halperin/Heilemann forum last night, here’s a minute-and-a-half tweet rundown…. Waiting for Halperin/Heilemann forum to start. Definitely not packed. Maybe people are over the 2008 gossip? What about midterm gossip? Bill Purcell just said ... Read More

/ February 26, 2010 12:51 am

The Economist: Blame Obama, Not the System

Didn’t want to let this go by without comment. From the Feb. 18 edition (“What’s Wrong With Washington?”): Washington has its faults, some of which could easily be fixed. But much of the current fuss forgets the purpose of American government; and it lets current politicians (Mr Obama in particular) off the hook. America’s political structure was designed to make ... Read More

/ February 25, 2010 10:58 am

Brownie Points for John McCain

I remember the day when John McCain used to be that Republican that we Democrats kind of liked. Then came the 2008 presidential campaign. I can’t exactly fault McCain for steering hard to the right; he was, after all, trying to win the Republican primary and then energize the party’s base in the general election. Still, there are plenty of ... Read More

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