|Tuesday 23 April 2013|
|America declares war on two losers|
Why did the most powerful military nation on Earth freak out over a 19-year-old idiot in a backward baseball cap?
|Friday 1 March 2013|
|Scourge of the elites|
Christopher Lasch was a fearless iconoclast who defied left and right labels. Love him or loathe him, you need to grapple with his ideas if you want to understand today’s big political and moral debates.
|Monday 11 February 2013|
|Israel-bashers: masters of the double standard|
Radicals who protest against the censorship of anti-Israel academics cheer with hypocritical glee when Israeli academics are banned.
|Wednesday 23 January 2013|
|The inauguration of illiberal liberalism|
President Obama’s inaugural speech confirmed that he plans to keep waging an elite Culture War against ‘backward’ values.
|Wednesday 9 January 2013|
|Newtown: ‘a 9/11 |
for gun control’?
Both liberals and the right responded to the dreadful Sandy Hook massacre by denigrating liberty.
|Thursday 3 January 2013|
|A bad cliffhanger|
The US 'fiscal cliff' talks were depicted as a tense dash to save America, but in truth all the big questions were left out.
|Wednesday 14 November 2012|
|America: the decline of politics, the rise of tribes|
Bush was booed for chasing after the votes of certain racial and cultural groups. Obama is cheered for doing the exact same thing.
|Wednesday 7 November 2012|
|A small victory in a small campaign|
Barack Obama has returned to the White House following one of the most acrimonious, negative and ideas-free campaigns in living memory.
|Wednesday 31 October 2012|
|Hurricane Sandy: a political storm|
Pundits’ exploitation of Sandy to big up Barack Obama shows how desperate they have become.
|Tuesday 16 October 2012|
|Never mind Big Bird. |
Where are the Big Ideas?
After expending all his energies demonising his opponent, Obama lost the TV debate because the truth emerged: Romney is not actually evil.
|Tuesday 2 October 2012|
|Obama and the end of great expectations|
In 2008, Obama won by exciting and raising people’s expectations. In 2012, he hopes to win by lowering them.
|Thursday 20 September 2012|
|The real losers in this election are the voters|
Romney’s videotaped dismissal of swathes of the electorate will hurt him, but Obama remains a lame duck, too.
|Tuesday 18 September 2012|
|Giving the green light to grievance|
The Obama administration seems to see free speech as a bigger problem than attacks on its overseas embassies.
|Thursday 13 September 2012|
|Shouting 'Liar, liar, pants on fire!' is not serious politics|
The rise of a tyranny of fact-checkers in the US election, who constantly call out politicians on their ‘lies’, is a very unhealthy development.
|Monday 3 September 2012|
|Romney’s empty suit vs Obama’s empty chair|
With the hope hoopla of the 2008 campaign a distant memory, now we have a contest between a letdown president and a vacuous challenger.
|Tuesday 7 August 2012|
|Enlightened liberals vs chicken-chewing morons|
The Chick-fil-A controversy in America reveals just how illiberal and intolerant supporters of same-sex marriage are becoming.
|Friday 29 June 2012|
|Re-opening the American mind|
Twenty-five years on, a re-read of Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind reveals just how wrong liberals were to hate it, and how wrong conservatives were to claim it as their ideological bible.
|Monday 14 May 2012|
|Why I’m coming out... against gay marriage|
A New York progressive braves the opprobrium of his peers by questioning same-sex marriage.
|Monday 30 April 2012|
|Obama vs Romney: who do you hate least?|
Both Obama and Romney are now tossed between public enthusiasm and public disdain, showing just how volatile this campaign has become.
|Friday 27 April 2012|
|Is America committing ‘superpower suicide’?|
Yes, claims that America is rotting like the Roman Empire are over the top, but two new books swing too far in the other direction.