National Interest

  • 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...
  • December 23, 2013 |  National Interest Blog

    The death spiral of the death penalty

    Come on, folks, the news isn't all bad. Only 39 people were put to death by lethal injection this year — a 60 percent drop since 1999. Heck, even...
  • December 20, 2013

    'Duck Dynasty' and the free consequences of free speech

    The suspension of backwoods reality TV star Phil Robertson has predictably infuriated conservatives, who seem to think that anyone who voices ignora...
  • December 19, 2013

    Budget deal politics: Governing versus posturing

    For a fresh take on the Republican uncivil war, check out the chasm on Capitol Hill that separates those in the party who want to govern like adults a...
  • December 18, 2013 |  National Interest Blog

    Can Christie bridge his troubled waters? (Yes)

    Chris Christie's bridge brouhaha has now entered the national media mainstream, and suddenly everyone is speculating on what Lane Closure-Gate sa...