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December 2010

Theodore Dalrymple
A Man of Letters | Denis Dutton, R.I.P.
29 December 2010

André Glucksmann
Guilty of Being Right | Mikhail Khodorkovsky is being punished for the Russian regime’s sins.
28 December 2010

Theodore Dalrymple
When Predators Don’t Prey | Another good word bites the dust.
21 December 2010

Theodore Dalrymple
What’s Really Wrong with WikiLeaks | The dissolution of privacy is a fundamental aim of totalitarianism.
2 December 2010

Steven Greenhut
San Francisco’s Pension Reckoning | The City by the Bay cannot postpone tough choices forever.
1 December 2010

November 2010

Pete Peterson
No Volunteers, Please, We’re Unionized | Public-sector employees vs. parents in Petaluma, California
30 November 2010

Nicole Gelinas
Keep the Cuts, Cut the Breaks | How preserving the Bush tax rates can help the economy
30 November 2010

Theodore Dalrymple
Solidarity Forever | It’s heartwarming to see youth of all races and genders banding together in common idiocy.
26 November 2010

Claire Berlinski
Why I’m Like GM | Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love my debt
24 November 2010

Oliver Hart, Luigi Zingales
How to Improve the Financial-Reform Law | A brief proposal to protect the system—without stifling innovation
23 November 2010

Judith Miller, William H. Tobey
Peninsula of Fear | On multiple fronts, North Korea continues to provoke.
23 November 2010

Harry Stein
Ward Connerly Fights On | The anti-racial-preferences leader wins another victory, this time in Arizona.
19 November 2010

Sol Stern
Bloomberg’s Black Eye | The mayor picks another noneducator to run the city’s schools.
16 November 2010

Daniel J. Flynn
The Library as Amusement Park | Public libraries betray their mission in embracing video games.
12 November 2010

Judith Miller
State of Play | As Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits American policymakers, many experts think the peace process is dead.
11 November 2010

Steve Cohen
The Case for Anonymous Juries | They will improve the integrity of the judicial process.
10 November 2010

Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Growth Through Taxes | How tax policy can encourage the economic expansion we need
5 November 2010

Andrew Klavan
What Just Happened? | Probably not what the Democrats think.
3 November 2010

Michael Knox Beran
A Cautionary Election Note | Impressive as Tuesday’s Republican victory was, the president’s fiscal policies and divisive rhetoric may yet prevail.
3 November 2010

Steven Greenhut
Impervious California | Tuesday’s Republican onslaught bypassed the state that needed it most.
3 November 2010

Fred Siegel
Indebted and Unrepentant | New York and California stand virtually alone against the rest of the country.
3 November 2010

Judith Miller
The Other Election Issue | Recent events remind us of the ongoing terror threat.
1 November 2010

October 2010

Luigi Zingales, Paola Sapienza
Unpopular Financial Reform | Most Americans don’t like the Dodd-Frank act.
29 October 2010

John P. Avlon
A Pension in Every Pot | Already strong in New York, the Working Families Party looks to go national.
29 October 2010

Steven Greenhut
Smoke and Mirrors in Sacramento | California’s latest state budget is a fraud.
26 October 2010

Heather Mac Donald
Fighting Fire with Quotas | A federal judge’s dangerous crusade against the FDNY
24 October 2010

Andrew Klavan
Juan Williams Told the Truth | But at NPR, only liars need apply.
22 October 2010

Sol Stern
The Intellectuals Keep Flying | The New York Review of Books seeks to discredit Paul Berman.
21 October 2010

Theodore Dalrymple
Pork Politics | Why do French students want a lower retirement age?
19 October 2010

Nicole Gelinas
Can TARP R.I.P.? | The public is right to hope that the bailout law stays dead.
15 October 2010

Guy Sorman
A Light in Oslo | The Nobel Foundation does itself proud by honoring Liu Xiaobo and Mario Vargas Llosa.
8 October 2010

Judith Miller
Mr. Bio-Defense | William C. Patrick, III: a tribute
5 October 2010

Heather Mac Donald
Windy City Silence | The truth behind the city’s youth-crime spree remains unspoken.
1 October 2010

September 2010

Guy Sorman
Communism’s Nuremberg | The crimes of the Khmer Rouge are inextricable from Marxist/Leninist ideology.
26 September 2010

Bruce S. Thornton
Policies Based on Illusion | The West fails to imagine that its adversaries might have different values.
23 September 2010

Jerry Weinberger
Benjamin Franklin on American Happiness | A wise advisor for troubled times
21 September 2010

Robert Samuelson, Nicole Gelinas
Debating the Wreckage | Robert Samuelson responds to Nicole Gelinas’s recent City Journal article—and Gelinas replies.
19 September 2010

Fred Siegel
Weak Tea in New York | Tuesday’s results probably mean more of the same in Albany.
15 September 2010

Bruce Bawer
Fear | The only reason anyone cares about Terry Jones’s Koran-burning
13 September 2010

Judith Miller
Rauf on the Ropes | An Islamic community center at Ground Zero seems increasingly unlikely.
13 September 2010

Theodore Dalrymple
To Kill a Fly | On the perils of postmodern moral reasoning
10 September 2010

Steven Greenhut
Progressives for Pension Reform? | In California, some on the left are bucking unions in an effort to rein in costs.
9 September 2010

August 2010

Andrew Klavan
Name-Calling | “Islamophobia”: the latest charge to try to stifle legitimate debate
27 August 2010

Marcus A. Winters
Grading Teachers in Los Angeles | Value-added measurement shows that many of the city’s teachers don’t belong in the classroom.
26 August 2010

Josh Barro
Manhattan’s Other Building Controversy | Plans to construct a high-rise near the Empire State Building have sparked opposition.
24 August 2010

Daniel J. Flynn
An FBI History of Howard Zinn | Did the historian lie about his Communist Party affiliation?
19 August 2010

Nicole Gelinas
Bell’s Debt Tolls | The California city’s problems go beyond a $787,637 man.
6 August 2010

Marc Epstein
Fix the Regents Exams, Too | New York’s testing mess doesn’t end in the elementary grades.
5 August 2010

Paul Howard
Lost Opportunity | Will Obamacare kill Indiana’s promising experiment in health-care reform?
3 August 2010

July 2010

Heather Mac Donald
The Arizona Lesson | What the state’s experiment with the rule of law has already taught us
27 July 2010

Andrew Klavan
Empire of Silence | Journolist, Breitbart, and what the Left doesn’t say
26 July 2010

Paul Romer
Zip It | Anti-disorder campaigns can change urban norms.
23 July 2010

Guy Sorman
The Road to Freedom | A flawed essay collection charts the early history of the Mont Pelerin Society.
23 July 2010

Theodore Dalrymple
Notes on the World Cup | The British and French teams reflected social problems back home.
20 July 2010

Ibn Warraq, Lee Smith, Fred Siegel, Judith Miller, Paul Berman
Modernity and the Muslims | A transcript of a discussion at St. Francis College
15 July 2010

Nicole Gelinas
Gotham’s Capital Chance | New York is missing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to seize a competitive advantage.
13 July 2010

Guy Sorman
Darkness in Beijing | The Chinese regime persecutes defenders of freedom.
11 July 2010

Heather Mac Donald
Riots Without Cause | Protesting a fair and open trial in Oakland
9 July 2010

Pete Peterson
Sacramento by Way of Trenton | What gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman might learn from New Jersey governor Chris Christie
6 July 2010

Stefan Kanfer
TCM’S Sweet Sixteenth | Not everything Ted Turner has created is ridiculous.
1 July 2010

June 2010

Guy Sorman
End of the European Siesta? | The continent must awaken from its socialist dream, and fast.
25 June 2010

Nicole Gelinas
Don’t Prop Up BP | The president should stop claiming that the company is “strong and viable.”
17 June 2010

Judith Miller
Obama Declares War on Oil | The president’s ridiculous Oval Office address
16 June 2010

Judith Miller
New Yorkistan? | Initial lessons from the latest homegrown terror plot
9 June 2010

Claire Berlinski
Murky in Turkey | What we don’t know about the Mavi Marmara incident: just about everything.
3 June 2010

May 2010

Stefan Kanfer
The Mathemagician | Martin Gardner, R.I.P.
27 May 2010

Claire Berlinski
Closed Minds | A response to Ron Radosh, et al.
18 May 2010

Sol Stern
A Modest Budget Proposal | Kill the city’s counterproductive bonus scheme for teachers and principals.
17 May 2010

Heather Mac Donald
Distorting the Truth About Crime and Race | The New York Times is at it again.
14 May 2010

Andrew Klavan
The Sky is Blue, but the List is Black | The Left cannot tolerate dissenting views.
13 May 2010

Paul Howard
Obamacare’s Hidden Costs | Democrats have unleashed a tidal wave of unintended consequences.
13 May 2010

Nicole Gelinas
Why Enron Couldn’t Take Manhattan | New Yorkers don’t go to the theater for 3D restagings of 9/11.
13 May 2010

James R. Copland
Kagan Flunks Her Own Test | Obama’s Supreme Court nominee lacks the experience she once held up as a standard.
11 May 2010

Luigi Zingales
A Better Plan for Greece | A restructuring, not a bailout
7 May 2010

Theodore Dalrymple
Know Thyself | Rather than pointing fingers, Greek citizens should look in the mirror.
7 May 2010

Charles Upton Sahm
Newark’s New Day | Mayor Booker and his police chief, Garry McCarthy, have turned the corner on crime.
6 May 2010

Pete Peterson
Freakish Frisco | Where one-third of city workers make $100,000 and Willie Brown is a budget hawk
4 May 2010

April 2010

Heather Mac Donald
Praising Arizona | The state’s new immigration law is perfectly reasonable, but you wouldn’t know it from the New York Times.
30 April 2010

Brent T. White, Luigi Zingales
Is Strategic Default a Menace? | A response to Luigi Zingales’s “The Menace of Strategic Default”—and a response to the response
27 April 2010

Marcus A. Winters
Experience Doesn’t Teach | New York’s seniority-based system is the wrong way to lay off teachers.
27 April 2010

Michael Knox Beran
The Banality of Race | David Remnick’s life of Obama exemplifies the moral laziness of today’s liberalism.
23 April 2010

Jay Hallen
An Entrepreneurial Middle East? | The U.S. must work harder to foster an Arab middle class.
16 April 2010

Theodore Dalrymple
When Freedom Isn’t Free | In Britain, compulsory virtue stifles individual liberty.
14 April 2010

Charles C. Johnson
Green Glitches in Germany | Energy angst abroad and confusion at home
12 April 2010

Jacob Laksin
Hope in Jersey | In the state’s latest tax war, Governor Christie is standing firm.
11 April 2010

Heather Mac Donald
Bribery Strikes Out | It isn’t lack of opportunity that keeps poor people poor.
8 April 2010

Victor Davis Hanson
A Noble, Bad Idea | President Obama’s new nuclear policy is ill-timed and ill-conceived.
6 April 2010

Marcus A. Winters
How Not to Lay Off Teachers | New York’s seniority-based system lets too many good young teachers get away.
2 April 2010

March 2010

Steven Greenhut
Vallejo Goes for Broke | Can bankruptcy save California’s cities from staggering pension obligations?
31 March 2010

Paul Howard
Obamacare, the Day After | With repeal unlikely, reforms of the reform may be the Right’s best bet.
24 March 2010

Andrew Klavan
A Tale of Two Cities | Washington and Hollywood, both tone-deaf to American attitudes
23 March 2010

Theodore Dalrymple
The Fix Is In | Why Britain’s National Health Service spends so much and does so little
22 March 2010

Guy Sorman
The Euro in Crisis | In Greece and elsewhere, statism proves riskier than free markets.
18 March 2010

David Gratzer
Getting It Right on Obesity | Conservatives should promote responsible health choices.
10 March 2010

Nicole Gelinas
Supply-Side Financial Reform | Congress should unleash free markets to help protect consumers.
8 March 2010

Marcus A. Winters
How New York Could Lose by Winning | The state doesn’t deserve a dollar in Race to the Top funds.
5 March 2010

Michael Anton
Cuomo’s Well-Paved Road to Albany | The attorney general has caught one break after another.
3 March 2010

February 2010

Thomas W. Carroll
Who’s Winning the Race to the Top? | An assessment
26 February 2010

Fred Siegel
Rotten | Led by New York, big-government blue states sink deeper into corruption.
26 February 2010

Paul Howard
Health Care and Hubris | Scott Brown didn’t derail health-care reform. Bad politics and policy choices did.
22 February 2010

Heather Mac Donald
Compstat and Its Enemies | A study questioning the NYPD’s statistics is irredeemably flawed.
17 February 2010

Nicole Gelinas
My Big Fat Greek Restructuring | Greece can help itself, and the West, by resisting a bailout.
16 February 2010

Ben Boychuk
Arnold’s Worst Idea | A draconian global-warming law will harm California’s economic recovery.
9 February 2010

Andrew Klavan
Culture v. Reality | Can you spot the difference?
5 February 2010

Kay S. Hymowitz
Sex-Ed Ambiguities | The latest research raises more questions than it answers.
4 February 2010

Jay P. Greene
So Much for the Evidence | Obama’s results-oriented education rhetoric doesn’t come close to reality.
3 February 2010

January 2010

Theodore Dalrymple
Still Open | In Britain, an ethnic group’s social mobility depends on its own culture, not government largesse.
29 January 2010

Michael Knox Beran
Obama’s Schizophrenic Politics | A deeply incoherent State of the Union address and the most riven presidential mind since Nixon’s
29 January 2010

Heather Mac Donald
Same Old Drumbeat | A response to the Huffington Post on Chicago youth violence
28 January 2010

Claire Berlinski
The State Department, Unready on Haiti | Americans with relatives in the earthquake-ravaged country can’t even get our bureaucrats on the phone.
26 January 2010

Heather Mac Donald
Championing Dependency | The poverty industry renews its attack on welfare reform.
26 January 2010

Luigi Zingales
Getting the TARP Tax Wrong | The tax is neither fair nor useful.
25 January 2010

Bradley A. Smith
The Citizens United Fallout | Democrats plan to redouble their efforts to stifle corporate free speech.
25 January 2010

Jerry Weinberger
Gizmos and the City | How our new toys can derange civic life
22 January 2010

Guy Sorman
An Asian Century? Not So Fast | The first global century is more like it.
22 January 2010

Charles Upton Sahm
New York Races to the Bottom | Blame the teachers’ unions and corrupt pols for the state’s lost opportunity.
22 January 2010

Daniel J. Flynn
Unsafe in Any State | The Massachusetts Senate shocker puts Democrats on notice nationwide.
20 January 2010

Bruce Bawer
A Dark Day for the Enlightenment | The Geert Wilders trial is an affront to Western liberty.
20 January 2010

Paul Howard
The Union Rules | What better to call the White House’s latest handout?
19 January 2010

Dick Carpenter, John K. Ross
Robin Hood in Reverse | New York’s eminent domain policies rob the vulnerable to reward the powerful.
15 January 2010

Theodore Dalrymple
Haiti’s Apocalypse | This week’s earthquake adds a nightmarish chapter to a tragic history.
15 January 2010

Judith Miller
A Bridge Too Far? | The New York terrorism trials could overwhelm the city, warns the NYPD’s top cop.
14 January 2010

Nicole Gelinas
Deriving the Truth | Brooksley Born wants the public—and Wall Street—to understand unregulated derivatives’ role in the crisis.
14 January 2010

Paul Howard
Hello Health, Goodbye Hassle | Brooklyn’s innovative, insurance-free medical service is a model to follow.
12 January 2010

Michael J. Totten
From Baghdad to Beirut | What Iraq’s capital should aspire to—and what it should fear
10 January 2010

Marcus A. Winters
Stonewalling Charters | Charter schools do work—notwithstanding the denials of teachers’ unions.
8 January 2010

Heather Mac Donald
DHS, Stuck in Red Tape | The agency’s privacy-compliance measures cripple intelligence-gathering.
8 January 2010

Bradley A. Smith
Paterson’s Political Fix | The governor’s proposed reforms won’t end corruption—but they will threaten political speech.
7 January 2010

Fred Siegel
An Upheaval to Remember | 2010 is shaping up to be a rare year in American politics.
6 January 2010

Bruce Bawer
While Europe Sneered | Kurt Westergaard and other brave critics of Islamic fanaticism continue to fend for themselves.
5 January 2010

Judith Miller
Obama’s Near Miss | Will the Abdulmuttalab incident be a wake-up call?
4 January 2010