National Interest

  • January 8, 2014 |  National Interest Blog

    Robert Gates, in the tradition of kiss and tell

    Gee, what a shock. A high-ranking presidential appointee has written a book dissing his boss.
  • January 7, 2014 |  National Interest Blog

    Family values fraud: No right to privacy

    It's generally bad form to speak ill of the dead, but let us make an exception for Bill Young, the powerful Florida congressman who died in Octob...
  • January 6, 2014 |  National Interest Blog

    Lights out for a dim bulb issue

    Remember when the incandescent light bulb was a cause celebre on the Republican right? Circa 2011, conservatives like Michelle Bachmann ranted that th...
  • January 4, 2014 |  National Interest Blog

    John Roberts whines about the world he helped create

    This special Saturday post was inspired by the fine whine of Chief Justice John Roberts. His New Year's Eve report - lamenting the sequester cuts...
  • January 3, 2014

    Why do most Republicans hate Darwin?

    The faith-based, ideological insularity of the GOP is perfectly captured in this stunning new poll statistic: Only 43 percent of Republicans believe...
  • January 2, 2014

    The political stories to watch in 2014

    The new year is only a day old, which means that nobody has screwed up yet. For now, I'll just plot the hot political stories of 2014 - a tip s...
  • December 31, 2013 |  National Interest Blog

    The 2013 Political Pop Quiz

    Let's ring out '13 with a pop quiz on politics. Relive some of the year's most infamous follies, and no fair peeking at the answers!
  • December 30, 2013 |  National Interest

    NSA spying: 'Orwellian' or 'vital tool'?

    Thanks to AWOL whistle-blower Edward Snowden, 2013 was the Year of Big Brother. We learned for the first time that the National Security Agency routin...