National Interest

  • 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...
  • December 17, 2013 |  Nationl Interest Blog

    CIA scandal scoop: Run it or sit on it?

    When the U.S. government tries to kill a media scoop by invoking "national security," how do we know whether our security is really imperile...
  • December 16, 2013

    Fox News' Caucasian Christmas

    When Bing Crosby crooned his dream of a "white Christmas," he was pining for snow. But that was so 70 years ago. Today, Fox News wants you t...
  • December 13, 2013

    The GOP uncivil war breaks wide open

    How refreshing it was yesterday - how bracing, like a waterfall swim - to hear John Boehner zap his right-wing zealots. It was the feel-good moment ...
  • December 12, 2013 |  Polman: National Interest

    Empty stockings for one million jobless people?

    Barring a minor legislative miracle, it appears that 1.3 million long-term jobless Americans will be thrown under the bus this holiday season, that th...
  • December 11, 2013 |  Dick Polman: National Interest

    A budget truce: Kumbaya on Capitol Hill?!

    Throw the confetti, clang the church bells, andsmooch in the streets! C'mon everybody, it's V-B Day! I say that in jest; I know that Victor...
  • December 10, 2013

    If Mandela was a 'terrorist,' so was Washington

    If you've been tracking the tiresome troll attacks on Nelson Mandela, as I did here yesterday, you've undoubtedly noticed the frequent invoc...
  • December 9, 2013 |  National Interest blog

    Cruz lauds Mandela, fans chew carpet

    If you're not hip to what's been going on, rest assured that it's as delicious as a hot-fudge sundae. Because it turns out that Ted Cru...