Mieczysław F. Rakowski, the last Communist prime minister of Po-land, sought to repair communism by reforming it. Instead he reformed it right out of existence.
The Arab Spring has settled one question: the Muslim world does want representative government. It also showed that democracy there has far to go.
Wars such as the Syrian conflict—irregular, undeclared, ideological—all but inevitably give rise to a particular sadism and brutality.
In seldom-seen treasures from the Hoover Archives, stories of artists and their times.
Tocqueville admired the independence of the Americans he met. Their descendants now swaddle themselves in a regulatory state.
Senator Rand Paul on libertarianism and the GOP; the Senate; and the Constitution. An interview with PETER ROBINSON.
The president has no constitutional authority to suspend the employer mandate—or, for that matter, any other law.