During his meteoric rise to the White House, President Obama was touted as a pragmatist -- one who overcomes ideology, transcends partisanship, and focuses on the practical and doable. The stunning repudiation of the president’s leadership on Nov. 4 exhibits the poverty of his brand of pragmatism.
Among their many aspirations for his presidency, Barack Obama’s admirers nurse a persistent hope that he might be able to end the culture wars...
The 2016 election campaign has proved a trying one for citizens who seek sobriety, integrity, and fidelity to principle in their presidential candidates. The two major party nominees’ glaring deficiencies have provoked cries of despair from many high-minded voters. But that is a luxury the nation can ill afford.
David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author, was the featured speaker at the opening dinner, Sunday, April 30, of the 2006 Hoover Spring Retreat.
Fox News president Roger Ailes admits: the Obama administration isn't entirely off-base in their complaints about slanted Fox coverage. . . .
Paul Rahe says it is easy to explain the nanny state, since there is a nanny in all of us. . . .
The President should take a page from Francois Mitterand. . . .
Conservatives are feeling glum about the crop of Republican presidential contenders...
Greece this past weekend saw the worst rioting since the debt crisis began. . . .
Don't thank Republicans, business leaders or the media for saving the U.S. . . .
Paul Rahe, a professor at Hillsdale College, believes the country is going to hell in a hand basket. . . .
Looking over the Internet this past week, I noticed that Christopher Buckley had expressed his disapproval of President Obama yet again, this time chiding the chief executive for his television appearance with Jay Leno...
A near quadrupling of the federal deficit in 2009 alone. The nationalization of the Detroit automakers...
Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson is proud to present the first interview with Condoleezza Rice in her new role as Director of the Hoover Institution. On September 1st, 2020 Director Rice became the Hoover Institution's eighth director in its 101 year history and the first woman to hold the position.
What politics needs is better partisanship.
Robert Costa, an American journalist who writes for the Washington Post, joins Peter Robinson to discuss his insights into president-elect Donald Trump after covering him for the past several years.
As my Foreign Policy colleagues Kori Schake and Peter Feaver have written recently, such partisan endorsements by former military officials are growing more frequent, and risk turning the military into even more of a political football than it already is. "Such political endorsements contribute to toxic civil-military relations," writes Feaver. They "damage ... the norm of a non-partisan military that has served our country well."
Lower taxes and reduced regulations…is President Trump using the Libertarian playbook?