National Interest

  • 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...
  • December 27, 2013 |  National Interest Blog

    The long-term jobless are getting Scrooged

    It won't be a pleasant weekend for 86,434 Pennsylvanians and 84,048 New Jerseyans. Long out of work, those folks will be out of luck — because th...
  • December 26, 2013

    Obituaries, 2013: Goodbye to eight who died

    "Out out, brief candle!" wrote Shakespeare. "Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the st...
  • December 25, 2013

    The best political books of 2013

    The holiday gift-giving season officially ended today (are you fondling your new Duck Dynasty rifle bullet T-shirt?), but it's not too late to...
  • December 24, 2013 |  National Interest Blog

    Gay marriage in Utah: The earth spins backwards

    Since Friday, hundreds of gay couples have gotten legally hitched...in the state of Utah. That's a phantasmagorical event, roughly akin to saying...