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December 2011

Sol Stern
Lots of Children Left Behind | Nearly a decade after Mayor Bloomberg’s school reforms, New York City students show little progress.
9 December 2011

November 2011

Daniel J. Flynn
We Knew Ye Too Well | Good riddance to Barney Frank
30 November 2011

Peter Whittle
St. Paul’s Tent City | The Occupy movement in London reveals the impotence of British institutions.
23 November 2011

Kay S. Hymowitz
Steve Jobs and Other Dirty Hippies | The road to success isn’t always straight.
22 November 2011

Nicole Gelinas
The Ratner Seven | A hypocritical lawsuit against the hypocritical Atlantic Yards developer
18 November 2011

Heather Mac Donald
The Moochers of Zuccotti Park | Good riddance to Occupy Wall Street
16 November 2011

Stefan Kanfer
The ABC’s of Self-Reliance | A core American virtue becomes a pejorative in the media.
11 November 2011

Jerry Weinberger
Gentrifying Washington, D.C. | The nation’s capital city is becoming friendlier and more diverse.
4 November 2011

Theodore Dalrymple
The “Disgrace” of the Majority | To the disbelief of left-wing media, most Britons want a referendum on EU membership.
2 November 2011

Nicole Gelinas
Occupy Europe | Free markets, not China, could help the eurozone.
1 November 2011

Fred Siegel
The Same Side of the Street | Financial elites and their Occupiers share a belief in big government.
1 November 2011

October 2011

Peter Whittle
The Euro-skeptics’ Moment | In Britain, support grows for a once-ridiculed viewpoint.
25 October 2011

Guy Sorman
Freedom to Create | Persecuted Chinese artist Liu Xia’s photographs are being shown for the first time.
19 October 2011

Heather Mac Donald
Get a Job! | Working is (usually) more admirable than protesting.
18 October 2011

Nicole Gelinas
Hell, No, We Won’t Toe | Neither the Wall Street banks nor the Zuccotti Park protesters believe that the rule of law applies to them.
17 October 2011

Michael J. Totten
The Swing State of the Levant | In kaleidoscopically shifting Lebanon, things are rarely what they seem.
13 October 2011

Nicole Gelinas
Apples and Oranges | Steve Jobs was a real capitalist, as the Wall Street protesters seem to understand.
7 October 2011

Katherine Ernst
You Say You Want a Revolution | What do the Wall Street protesters want? You know, stuff . . .
6 October 2011

Guy Sorman
Greek Mythology | European governments must learn to treat Greece like any other nation.
4 October 2011

September 2011

Nicole Gelinas
Christie Doesn’t Go to China | The New Jersey governor defends the messy but essential process of democracy.
30 September 2011

Theodore Dalrymple
The Currents of Islam | In Belgium and elsewhere, Muslims face a choice between secularism or radicalization.
28 September 2011

Herbert London
Idle in Manhattan | Mayor Bloomberg’s attempts to control traffic have only made things worse.
27 September 2011

Claire Berlinski
The View from Abroad | What it was like to be an American in France in the aftermath of 9/11
9 September 2011

Nicole Gelinas
The Vanished Skyline | New York builds a new one, but what it lost is gone forever.
8 September 2011

Victor Davis Hanson
The Ripples of 9/11 | A decade of surprises in the war on terror
6 September 2011

Andrew Klavan
When Hollywood Hit Rock Bottom | Post-9/11, the film industry covered itself in shame.
6 September 2011

Fred Siegel, Sol Stern
Naming the 9/11 Enemy | Our long struggle will only get longer if we refuse to understand radical Islamism.
6 September 2011

August 2011

Nicole Gelinas
The Britain That Doesn’t Rage | From Kate’s wedding gown exhibit to tourists in the park, much of London still shines.
26 August 2011

Nicole Gelinas
Government-Sponsored Looting | Rioters and bankers do have something in common, but not what pundits think.
18 August 2011

Steven Malanga
Lock People Up? Not in Britain! | U.K. officials remain unwilling to learn the lessons of New York’s crime turnaround.
18 August 2011

Theodore Dalrymple
Sloppy Riot Thinking | Are pre-2008 bankers the moral equivalents of British looters?
15 August 2011

Sol Stern
Democracy in Tel Aviv’s Streets | The Israeli protests, whatever their merits, are a model for political dissent.
12 August 2011

Fred Siegel
Who Lost the Middle Class? | A question for historians in the not-too-distant future
11 August 2011

Theodore Dalrymple
British Degeneracy on Parade | The riots should surprise no one who’s been paying attention.
10 August 2011

Heather Mac Donald
Back to the Future on Poverty Policy | Mayor Bloomberg’s latest program is a greatest-hits package of failed ideas.
9 August 2011

E. J. McMahon
Savior of the Empire State | Hugh Carey, R.I.P.
8 August 2011

Conor Friedersdorf
The New Watchdogs | Can the Web drive investigative journalism in a post-newspaper era?
4 August 2011

July 2011

Daniel Johnson
Lynching Rupert Murdoch | Anyone who cares about a vigorous free press shouldn’t join the mob.
22 July 2011

Andrew Klavan
Reality Time | Why the country’s Bill Mahers say what they say
21 July 2011

Nicole Gelinas
TARP’s Shadow | Why Tea Partiers won’t listen to the establishment, even as a debt crisis looms
15 July 2011

Harry Stein
The Equality Principle | Why the GOP shouldn’t avoid race in 2012
14 July 2011

Nicole Gelinas
Why We Don’t Recover | Washington persists in postponing the bad-debt reckoning, strangling consumption and killing jobs.
10 July 2011

Ben Boychuk
Buffalo’s Parent Revolt | A group of parents in Western New York wants more than a mere “voice” in reforming the city’s failing schools.
8 July 2011

Heather Mac Donald
Maid in America | The hardships that Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s accuser may have suffered don’t justify lawbreaking.
7 July 2011

June 2011

Kay S. Hymowitz
Still No Sign of Superman | Thoughts on a recent KIPP Schools report
28 June 2011

Theodore Dalrymple
Clientelism on the Defensive | In France and England, high-profile stories suggest weariness with state-run education systems.
27 June 2011

Stefan Kanfer
Holey Matters | H&H, the West Side’s favorite bageleria, is toast—but the bagel goes on.
24 June 2011

Heather Mac Donald
Tag Off | Graffiti won’t be coming to the Brooklyn Museum after all.
23 June 2011

Claire Berlinski
The Sound of Turkey Clapping | Thoughts on the recent elections, mostly ignored around the world
22 June 2011

Howard Husock
Three Bedrooms, One Tenant | New York confronts underoccupancy in subsidized housing.
21 June 2011

Luigi Zingales
The GOP’s Strongest Candidate | Someone who favors free markets but not big business
16 June 2011

Daniel DiSalvo
Cuomo Fights the Unions—Gently | So far, New York’s governor has pushed only modest reforms to the state’s pension system.
12 June 2011

Nicole Gelinas
Food Is the Real Thing | Mayor Bloomberg is right: taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize soda.
9 June 2011

Josh Barro
Pawlenty’s Fuzzy Budget Math | Some good ideas can’t compensate for overly optimistic projections.
9 June 2011

Jerry Weinberger
Fill In the Blanks | Is preparing for standardized tests replacing learning?
6 June 2011

Nicole Gelinas
Too Radioactive to Fail | A bailout of Japan’s Tepco would send all the wrong signals.
1 June 2011

May 2011

Nicole Gelinas, Judith Miller
Hollywood Explains the Economy, Part 2 | A dialogue on two recent films
31 May 2011

Heather Mac Donald
Sisterhood and the SEALs | How can women join special forces when they can’t even handle frat-boy pranks?
26 May 2011

Nicole Gelinas, Judith Miller
Hollywood Explains the Economy | A dialogue on two recent films
25 May 2011

Fred Siegel
Goodbye, New York | State residents are rushing for the exits.
24 May 2011

Luigi Zingales
Dodging the Trump Bullet | Americans—and Republicans—are lucky that the Donald has bowed out.
19 May 2011

Harvey Mansfield
Principles That Don’t Change | Remarks on accepting the Bradley Prize
17 May 2011

David R. Henderson
A City That Works | Why I love New York
13 May 2011

Myron Magnet
When a Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words | At last, bin Laden meets his end.
6 May 2011

Claire Berlinski
Gone at Last | Bin Laden perpetrated or inspired a long list of horrors.
3 May 2011

Sol Stern
Solidarity, Then and Now | What Obama didn’t say
2 May 2011

Andrew Klavan
Justice for All | And for Osama bin Laden, finally
2 May 2011

Victor Davis Hanson
The Late Bin Laden | Thoughts on presidential leadership and the media
2 May 2011

Guy Sorman
Pakistan’s Dangerous Game | Bin Laden is gone, but the nation’s military remains a destabilizing force.
2 May 2011

Theodore Dalrymple
The Guzmán Parallel | Bin Laden’s downfall resembled that of the Shining Path’s fanatical leader.
2 May 2011

Nicole Gelinas
9/11’s New Eyes | Kids have a fresh reason today to ask about what happened a decade ago.
2 May 2011

Judith Miller
Shoot My Wife, Please | Osama bin Laden’s heroic narrative was hollow at the core.
2 May 2011

April 2011

Nicole Gelinas
GOP, Beware the S&P | The ratings agency would be just as happy with tax hikes as with spending cuts.
18 April 2011

Claire Berlinski
Prisoner of Conspiracy | Ahmet Şık and Turkey’s increasingly paranoid politics
15 April 2011

Josh Barro
Magical Health-Care Savings | Paul Ryan’s plan is a step forward, but its projections of health spending are too optimistic.
15 April 2011

Guy Sorman
China’s Fear | The Arab Spring has the Communist Party leadership on its toes.
10 April 2011

Michael J. Totten
The Tyrant of Damascus | Bashar al-Assad is no reformer.
7 April 2011

Pete Peterson
Of Space Ships and Bullet Trains | The space shuttle program is a cautionary tale for ambitious infrastructure projects.
6 April 2011

Joel Kotkin, Wendell Cox
Cities and the Census | The new data show urban America neither on the way out nor roaring back.
6 April 2011

Stefan Kanfer
Judge Goldstone Recants | But the damage is done.
4 April 2011

Nicole Gelinas
Policing the Big Easy | New Orleans’s mayor and police chief face an uphill battle.
4 April 2011

Joe R. Hicks, David A. Lehrer
The Bus Has Left the Station | California’s liberal Ninth Circuit rejects a specious civil-rights lawsuit.
1 April 2011

March 2011

Marcus A. Winters
Respecting Teachers in the Sunshine State | A new law largely dismantles Florida’s unfair, tenure-based system in the public schools.
27 March 2011

Larry Sand
One Small Strike Against Teacher Seniority | A court ruling in Los Angeles offers some hope for students in failing schools.
22 March 2011

Stephanie Hessler
Better Late Than Never | President Obama is discovering the wisdom of his predecessor’s Guantánamo policies.
16 March 2011

Steven Malanga
Union Power Comes in Many Forms | Who needs collective bargaining if you’ve got legislators in your pocket?
6 March 2011

Ben Boychuk
Triggering School Reform in California | Parents push for their legal rights to better schools, but the education establishment pushes back.
3 March 2011

D. J. Jaffe
Time to Close New York’s Office of Mental Health | The agency spends money on the "worried well," not the truly sick.
3 March 2011

February 2011

Sol Stern
Misdirected Palestinian Rage | A political demonstration keeps Palestinians focused on the wrong issues.
25 February 2011

Nicole Gelinas
Chris Christie’s Second Act | The governor has changed the national tone; now he’s got to change New Jersey.
24 February 2011

Theodore Dalrymple
How the Irish Bubble Burst | The Emerald Isle’s story is a microcosm of the global economic crisis.
23 February 2011

Daniel DiSalvo
Showdown in Madison | The real stakes in the unions’ battle with Wisconsin’s governor are philosophical.
22 February 2011

Nicole Gelinas
Hidden in Plain Sight | Better disclosure laws, while salutary, won’t cure state and local finances on their own.
10 February 2011

Guy Sorman
Egypt’s Unborn Revolution | While a political transformation continues, an economic one has yet to begin.
18 February 2011

John H. McWhorter
Do We Really Need Black History Month? | In 2011 America, there’s no need for anything like it.
17 February 2011

Jacob Laksin
Camden on the Brink | The poverty-ridden New Jersey city faces police cuts amid increasing crime.
9 February 2011

Bruce Bawer
Not Far Enough | David Cameron’s half-step toward the truth about Islam in Britain
9 February 2011

Paul Howard, James R. Copland
The Whooping Cough’s Unnecessary Return | Vaccination fears allow a once-vanquished killer to stalk California’s children.
2 February 2011

January 2011

Steven Greenhut
The Acting Governor | Arnold Schwarzenegger’s forgettable legacy
21 January 2011

Theodore Dalrymple
A Civilized Man | John Gross, R.I.P.
21 January 2011

Thierry Baudet
Thou Shalt Not Offend Islam | A firsthand account of the Dutch trial of Geert Wilders
19 January 2011

Theodore Dalrymple
Jobs Out of Thin Air | The perils of economic mythmaking in Tunisia—and Europe
19 January 2011

Michael J. Totten
On the Brink | Will Lebanon fall into civil war again?
13 January 2011

Theodore Dalrymple
Riots Present and Future | The recent unrest in Tunisia and Algeria could well come to Western European nations.
11 January 2011

Andrew Klavan
The Hateful Left | Where incendiary political rhetoric truly resides in America
9 January 2011

Stefan Kanfer
Gribbenizing Finn | A noun exits a classic novel, and a valuable new verb enters the English language.
7 January 2011

Heather Mac Donald
Restoring the Social Order | Twenty momentous years of conservative policy success in cities
6 January 2011

Nicole Gelinas
The Benefits Storm | Why New York can’t afford enough sanitation workers to clean up the snow
4 January 2011