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Free Speech Is Expensive But It’s Free

5 November 2010 23:32

Simon Heffer is very good on grammar, Thomas Carlyle and, most importantly, cricket. And much more besides. But even Mr…

Obama vs Labour

3 November 2010 18:21

Compare and contrast and be reminded, yet again, that the United Kingdom and the United States play by different rules.…

Speaker John Boehner

3 November 2010 2:01

Fox and the other networks have consulted the augurs and declared the signs good for the Republican party. Projections –…

Early signs are that it will be a good night for the Republicans and an awful one for Obama and his agenda

3 November 2010 0:50

It is early in the night but things are looking good for the Republicans. Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American son of…

The Fairness Doctrine

2 November 2010 19:52

Fairness has become an important theme in contemporary politics and not just because the electorate – especially the Baby Boomers…

Voting for Obama: A Matter for Regret?

2 November 2010 14:00

2008 was an unusual election: even more than in 2004 there were decent grounds for libertarians and libertarian-minded people to…

Let the Democratic Recriminations Begin!

2 November 2010 0:08

Tuesday is mid-term day and the only thing left is to measure the height of the Republican wave that’s about…

Palin and the Presidency Cont

28 October 2010 18:51

Sure, Pete, Palin says she will run for the Presidency “if there’s nobody else to do it.” But you know…

Obama-Clinton 2012?

6 October 2010 14:08

Ah! Ticket speculation, how we’ve missed you! Or not, as the case may be. According to Bob Woodward Hillary Clinton…

Obama’s Hit Squad: Still Reprehensible

30 September 2010 3:49

Andrew Sullivan suggests my concerns about the Obama administration’s belief it need not justify the assassination of American citizens are…

Conservatives Against Assassination: A Small But Honourable Band

29 September 2010 17:56

Predictably, commenters criticised with my aversion to the Obama administration’s view that not only may it declare any American citizen…

Kinnock: "We’ve got our party back"

29 September 2010 12:25

Oh dear. I know Neil Kinnock is trying to rally the troops and all that but, really, I don’t think…

Obama’s Hit Squad: Above and Beyond the Law

28 September 2010 0:28

I think it’s reasonable to say that those Americans who hoped for some improvement – even if only of the…

The Chain of Command

23 September 2010 20:24

Rounding-up some reactions to the new Bob Woodward tome, James Joyner asks a good, if disturbing, question: what happened to…

Obama vs Petraeus vs Bob Woodward

22 September 2010 14:46

Bob Woodward is the best (and perhaps nastiest) blackmailer in Washington. Sure, you don’t have to co-operate with him but…

Dreams from a Crackpot Universe

13 September 2010 19:35

One of the problems with journalism is its love of novelty. Fret not that an argument makes no sense, love…

The Daftest Tsar Yet?

10 September 2010 16:50

It’s official: Tsars have jumped the shark as surely as the phrase “jumped the shark” has itself jumped the shark.…

What Does the Pentagon Need? More Money, Obviously.

9 September 2010 15:12

I enjoyed Arthur Herman’s romp through the Scottish Enlightenment and his book on the Royal Navy, though derivative, was a…

Glenn Beck and the Tea Party Revolutionaries

3 September 2010 2:04

Larry Sabato’s latest forecast predicts that the Republican party could pick up as many as 47 seats in the House…

CNN Fail

20 August 2010 15:06

Via Chris Bodenner. Plenty of folk seem surprised by the fact that, apparently or at least according to one poll,…