The good news? We’re winning. The bad news? We could still lose. By Victor Davis Hanson.
Winning the war was easy. Winning the peace? Harder. Larry Diamond, who worked with the coalition in Baghdad last spring, explains what we have done wrong—and what we can still do right.
Even as he gathers power into his own hands, Vladimir Putin is failing his nation. By Michael McFaul.
Tony Blair is unpopular with the public and with his party. Why is he still in the job? By Gerald A. Dorfman.
Once the island’s aging caudillo is finally gone, what will become of Cuba? An assessment by William Ratliff.
Is democracy possible in the Arab Middle East? Peter Berkowitz travels to Kuwait to find out.
Tired of American global dominance? Just consider the alternatives. By Niall Ferguson.
Debunking the myth of a polarized America. By Morris P. Fiorina.
How Congress may look after the election. By David W. Brady and Jeremy C. Pope.
When it comes to mobilizing supporters on election day, have the Republicans finally caught up to the Democrats? By Daron R. Shaw.
The nation’s most serious debt problem? Not the “federal debt” but the country’s staggering future obligations to the Social Security and Medicare programs. Clark S. Judge proposes a solution.
Finally—some good news about Social Security. By Thomas J. Healey.
What does Michael Moore’s controversial film Fahrenheit 9/11 get right? Not much. By Russell A. Berman.
As the courts seek to learn who leaked the name of a CIA agent to columnist Robert Novak, politics is trumping the law—and national security. By Robert Zelnick.
Expanding legalized gambling in California would create a huge jackpot for the state’s coffers. Governor Schwarzenegger, call your office. By Joseph D. McNamara.
The case against federal funding of stem-cell research. By Ramesh Ponnuru.
The case for federal funding of stem-cell research. By Elizabeth M. Whelan and Henry I. Miller.
How to cure America’s beleaguered health-care system. By Scott W. Atlas.
School choice is already available—unless you’re poor. By Clint Bolick.
The best way to find out what’s wrong with America’s schools? Test them. By Bill Evers and Herbert J. Walberg.
Sure, Bill Gates is rich. But his employees aren’t doing so badly either, now, are they? By Richard A. Epstein.
Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have been pushing to spend billions more on child care. But is more federal money the only—or best—solution? By Jeffrey M. Jones.
Thomas Sowell recently concluded a study of affirmative action programs around the world, from India and Malaysia to Nigeria and the United States. His findings? Such programs have at best a negligible impact on the groups they are intended to assist.
“As an expositor of economic principles and their application to the policies of our day, Thomas Sowell has no rival.” By Tom Bethell.
Reflections on the life—and legacy—of Ronald Reagan. By Martin Anderson.
How Ronald Reagan’s presidency forever changed the way we think about the role of government. By Jeffrey A. Eisenach and James C. Miller III.
At an old tsarist resort almost 60 years ago, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill met Joseph Stalin to determine the fate of post-war Europe. Roosevelt, argues Arnold Beichman, misread Stalin—and proved naive about communism itself.SIDEBAR: The Cold War Begins
Sixty years later, a look back at the longest and bloodiest urban insurgency of the Second World War. By Maciej Siekierski.SIDEBAR: History of a Friendship: Herbert Hoover and Poland
SIDEBAR: Hoover’s Polish Collection