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December 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
Newtown’s Unanswerable Questions | It is not likely that psychiatrists could have prevented the massacre.
21 December 2012

Adam Freedman
The Original Originalist | Robert Bork’s lasting legacy
20 December 2012

Christian Schneider
Conservative Blue | Republicans are enacting bold reforms in Democratic bastions of the Midwest.
18 December 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
Silence of the Feminists | So many oppressed Muslim women, so few words about them
16 December 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
His Inhuman Elegance | Oscar Niemeyer, R.I.P.
6 December 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
On the Legalization of Drugs | Living in a civilized society means accepting laws that we didn’t make.
5 December 2012

November 2012

Stephen Eide
The Cliff and the City | Localities should worry less about Washington’s spending cuts than about how their own state governments handle them.
28 November 2012

Kay S. Hymowitz
The Misunderstood Gender Gap | Women’s voting habits have less to do with their sex than the media think.
16 November 2012

Steven Malanga
More Hispanic Voting Myths | Why the media’s emphasis on race and ethnicity is wrong
13 November 2012

Nicole Gelinas
Gas-Guzzling Sandy | Why not use economics to help people get fuel?
9 November 2012

Adam Freedman
A Return to Judicial Activism | What Obama’s second term means for the courts
8 November 2012

Fred Siegel
A Victory for Continuing Gridlock | Brief thoughts on the election
7 November 2012

Stefan Kanfer
Listing to Right | Republicans lost, but publishers might win.
7 November 2012

Andrew Klavan
The Long Game | Three areas the Right should address, financially and intellectually
7 November 2012

Steven Malanga
The One “Bailout” Local Governments Can Afford | Only a powerful economic recovery can save indebted states and localities from “the new normal.”
7 November 2012

Myron Magnet
Obama and the Burden of History | The president hastens—and embodies—American decline.
7 November 2012

Nicole Gelinas
Why Romney Lost | Staying on message meant looking irrelevant, reminding voters of a certain someone.
7 November 2012

Norman Oder
The Barclays Center’s Media Enabler | From the start, the New York Times was reluctant to challenge Brooklyn’s new arena.
6 November 2012

Jennifer Gratz, Charles C. Johnson
Obama’s Quota Quest | His claims to the contrary, the president is a longtime defender of racial preferences.
6 November 2012

Jay Hallen
The Argentina Scenario | The Obama administration’s familiar economic mistakes
2 November 2012

Nicole Gelinas
The Underground Economy | New York’s absolute dependence on hidden infrastructure
2 November 2012

Michael Knox Beran
Obama’s Doom and Gloom | Voters aren’t buying the president’s Malthusian pessimism.
1 November 2012

October 2012

Matthew Clayfield
Visit Fabulous, Bloody Grozny | Has the world’s most destroyed city recovered?
26 October 2012

Nicole Gelinas
Reading the Financial Crisis | Three post-Lehman novels measure the credit-bust world.
26 October 2012

Judith Miller
Awlaki’s Martyrs March On | Its hero and editor are dead, but the al-Qaida magazine, Inspire, continues to do just that.
19 October 2012

Harry Stein
Man Bites Dog, 2012 | When mainstream journalists commit actual journalism
19 October 2012

Nicole Gelinas
The Problem with “Four Sore Years” | Mitt Romney should acknowledge that our economic problems span presidential administrations.
17 October 2012

Sean Kennedy
Charting a Future for Catholic Education | Some schools are creating a new model for religious instruction.
15 October 2012

Nicole Gelinas
No Laughing Matter | Joe Biden confirmed Obama’s anti-market tendencies.
12 October 2012

Harry Stein
No Longer Joseph Pulitzer’s School | A Columbia panel on Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party doesn’t even pretend to be objective.
10 October 2012

Nicole Gelinas
Gotham to D.C.: Drop Dead | A New York Times writer says the GOP ignores cities. New York should say: thank you!
9 October 2012

Andrew Klavan
A Fantasy Election, an Imaginary Man | Barack Obama has always been less real than dream—a media dream.
5 October 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
Last of the Sentimental Stalinists | On the passing of Eric Hobsbawm
2 October 2012

Stefan Kanfer
When the News Really Was Fit to Print | Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Sr., 1926—2012
2 October 2012

Heather Mac Donald
Crime Out of Mind at the New York Times | The paper’s latest vendetta against the NYPD overlooks the rampant lawlessness in public-housing projects.
1 October 2012

September 2012

Nicole Gelinas
Romney’s Stock Market Problem | Why the GOP candidate’s proposal to eliminate taxes on investment income falls on deaf ears
30 September 2012

Stephen Eide
Who is Really Better Off? | People living in red states, a new study finds
28 September 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
Freedom of Expression, Without the Expression | A French imam weighs in, unfortunately.
26 September 2012

Jens-Martin Eriksen, Frederik Stjernfelt
Rejecting the Spark-and-Fire Metaphor | The West must learn to see Islamist violence as intentional, not spontaneous.
20 September 2012

Michael J. Totten
The Terrorists’ Veto | Around the world, a campaign of religious intimidation and murder intensifies.
20 September 2012

Benjamin Domenech
Are You a Moocher? | Mitt Romney and the 47 percent
19 September 2012

Zachary Janowski
Shared Sacrifice or Sham? | Connecticut’s deal with state employees works out well for unions.
18 September 2012

Michael J. Totten
Our Vulnerable Embassies | The U.S. must make clear that future attacks will carry the highest price.
14 September 2012

Roger Valdez
Green vs. Green | Seattle would have more environmentally friendly buildings if environmentalists got out of the way.
13 September 2012

Christian Schneider
Beware of Backfire | Striking Chicago teachers may turn Illinois into Wisconsin.
11 September 2012

Judith Miller
Bagels and Plots | Notes on the NYPD’s High Holy Days threat briefing
7 September 2012

Jens-Martin Eriksen, Frederik Stjernfelt
Understanding the Breivik Verdict | The mass murderer’s ideology, shared by others, poses a threat to Enlightenment values.
6 September 2012

Nicole Gelinas
Paralympics Fever | London’s other games showcase real diversity.
4 September 2012

August 2012

Charles C. Johnson
What Silent Cal Could Tell Romney | Lessons from the last Republican Massachusetts governor turned presidential nominee
30 August 2012

Luigi Zingales
The Ryan Reset | Mitt Romney’s selection of the Wisconsin congressman as running mate has made the 2012 presidential race a fundamental clash of ideas about America’s future.
29 August 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
Hollande’s Onus | The French president is blind to the contradictions of his philosophy.
29 August 2012

Heather Mac Donald
Backing the NYPD—by Accident | A New York Times story reveals, without quite meaning to, how much the poor value policing.
21 August 2012

Guy Sorman
Where Nationalism Still Matters | Asia’s simmering political tensions defy conventional wisdom.
20 August 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
An Orgy of Self-Congratulation | Good riddance to the London Olympics
15 August 2012

Michael J. Totten
From Syria’s Ashes | A new Alawite state could redraw the map of the Middle East.
14 August 2012

Tim Groseclose
Lo Blow | The New York Times’s transparent hit job on Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones
13 August 2012

Nicole Gelinas
Radicalizing Romney-Ryan | The candidates should target the two costliest tax breaks.
13 August 2012

Nicole Gelinas
The Muni-Bond Bulls | Even as municipal bankruptcies continue, the bond market remains calm.
10 August 2012

James Panero
Upper West Side Madness | A neighborhood suffers under New York’s housing policy for the homeless and mentally ill.
8 August 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
Empire Games | Reading Gibbon with an eye on the Olympics
7 August 2012

July 2012

Daniel J. Flynn
Monetarism and the Man | Remembering Milton Friedman on his 100th birthday
31 July 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
North Korea Lite | Thoughts on the Olympics’ opening ceremony
31 July 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
Aurora Beyond Us | No science can explain massacres like last week’s.
25 July 2012

Heather Mac Donald
Stop the Killing, Keep “Stop-and-Frisk” | A senseless child shooting changes one New York politician’s mind.
23 July 2012

Kay S. Hymowitz
Endangered Welfare Reform | Is the Obama administration targeting the most successful poverty-reduction program in decades?
22 July 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
Go to Manchester, Young Hoodlum | In Leeds, judges decide on a novel approach: stiff prison sentences for burglary.
19 July 2012

Nicole Gelinas
Seized by the Wrong Strategy | Using eminent domain to fix bad mortgages would cause more problems than it would solve.
12 July 2012

Howard Husock
Reinventing Affordable Housing | Tiny and cheap instead of large and expensively subsidized
11 July 2012

Nicole Gelinas
Three Days a Week | New Orleans’s venerable newspaper goes part-time.
10 July 2012

Luigi Zingales
How Romney Can Win | The GOP candidate should stand for free markets—and align himself with the vast majority of Americans.
8 July 2012

Nicole Gelinas
Libor Pangs | Another week, another reminder that the banks are still busted
6 July 2012

Tim Groseclose
Mitt Romney’s Electoral College Advantage | Why the GOP nominee has a slight edge in the one poll that counts
5 July 2012

June 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
Protesting Too Much | The British government welcomes French tax cheats but condemns its own.
29 June 2012

Nicole Gelinas, Paul Howard
A Medicaid Dilemma | Will the Supreme Court’s ruling force the feds to fix a tottering program?
28 June 2012

Marcus A. Winters
Education Reform Goes Bipartisan | The consensus grows that our schools must change.
27 June 2012

Nicole Gelinas
Europe Still Doesn’t Get It | The Continent’s latest solution points back to the problem—the euro itself.
21 June 2012

Heather Mac Donald
Pot Possession and the Police | Reforming marijuana laws is one thing; demonizing the NYPD is another.
7 June 2012

Christian Schneider
What Wisconsin Taught Us | Reflections on Scott Walker’s big win
6 June 2012

May 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
A Continental Fantasy | Simple-mindedness and megalomania characterize the “European project.”
31 May 2012

Dalibor Rohac, Hemal Shah
Bad Sports | The unreasonable economics of the London Olympics
30 May 2012

Nicole Gelinas
It’s Not About Jamie Dimon | We should look to markets, not men, to govern the economy.
14 May 2012

Clark Whelton
SugarHouse Rules | On certain aspects of Charles Murray’s new book
11 May 2012

Harry Stein
Chronicle of Servile Education | A respected publication caves to racial bullying.
8 May 2012

Paul Howard
An FDA That Works for Children | New legislation would support and advance pediatric research.
7 May 2012

Harry Stein
Romney and Race | Advice for the GOP’s presumptive nominee
7 May 2012

Guy Sorman
An Uncommitted Socialist | François Hollande, the new French president
6 May 2012

Nicole Gelinas
The Life of Zachary | Imagining how the next generation will fare in the Obama administration’s scenario
4 May 2012

Emily Washington
Historic Preservation and Its Costs | We can save the most valuable buildings without banning all new development.
2 May 2012

Nicole Gelinas
Get the Government Out of Student Loans | A lesson in college financing—and a lost opportunity for Mitt Romney
2 May 2012

Christian Schneider
Unions Versus the Poor | As Wisconsin government workers protest, Governor Walker spends more on the needy and sick.
1 May 2012

April 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
Leniency and Its Costs | In Britain, the bill comes due.
24 April 2012

Claire Berlinski
Supping Full with Horrors | A social evening with Turkish outcasts
23 April 2012

Heather Mac Donald
Granting Absurdity | The GSA scandal obscures a broader problem: the shell game of federal largesse.
23 April 2012

Judith Miller
Pulitzers for Nothing | The award says more about the state of mainstream journalism than about the NYPD.
18 April 2012

Steve Cohen
Vegan Cops | Keeping the NYPD ticket-fixing scandal in perspective
18 April 2012

Heather Mac Donald
The New York Times’s Welfare Myopia | Poverty remains a story of bad decision-making and out-of-wedlock child-rearing.
16 April 2012

Kay S. Hymowitz
Time for AIDS Activists to Get Real | New York’s remarkable magnanimity—and changing times—don’t matter to embittered advocates.
12 April 2012

Guy Sorman
Growing Out of Poverty | A World Bank report makes clear how free markets—and U.S. leadership—have led millions to better lives.
9 April 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
A Little “Respect” Goes a Long Way | The odious George Galloway wins a parliamentary election in Britain.
6 April 2012

Harry Stein
A Nation of Candor? | The conversation Eric Holder doesn’t want us to have about race
4 April 2012

March 2012

Herbert London
A Small Pension Step | New York’s new law reduces costs, but not enough.
30 March 2012

Guy Sorman
Integration, Not Ideology | The French civic model will survive the recent terror.
28 March 2012

Paul Howard
A Somber Anniversary | Health-care reform isn’t playing out as advertised.
27 March 2012

Myron Magnet
“What a Brilliant Man!” | Hilton Kramer, 1928–2012
27 March 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
Scotland’s Choice | Independence could arouse national pride; it might also force self-sufficiency.
22 March 2012

Harry Stein
Guilt, Innocence, and Hoodies | Thoughts on the Trayvon Martin tragedy
22 March 2012

Nicole Gelinas
Of Muppets and Manhattan | Goldman Sachs’ woes are Gotham’s.
15 March 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
Rotting from the Head Down | A member of Britain’s intellectual elite celebrates his nation’s social collapse.
8 March 2012

Kay S. Hymowitz
The Empiricist | James Q. Wilson’s prodigious learning—and modest temperament—will be missed.
5 March 2012

Heather Mac Donald
Man of Reason | James Q. Wilson’s thinking about crime and policing saved lives and transformed cities for the better.
4 March 2012

Andrew Klavan
The Breitbart Building | In memoriam: Andrew Breitbart, 1969–2012
1 March 2012

February 2012

Marcus A. Winters
Cuomo’s Teaching Moment | The New York governor secures a breakthrough agreement on teacher evaluation.
29 February 2012

Nicole Gelinas
Bailing Out Mitt | Romney needs to explain himself better on free markets and the financial system.
24 February 2012

Christian Schneider
Minority Rule’s Last Gasp in Wisconsin | Public-sector unions find a candidate to run against Scott Walker.
14 February 2012

Nicole Gelinas
The Rental Mania That Wasn’t | A New York Times article hypes the city’s apartment-rental market, with little evidence.
14 February 2012

Nicole Gelinas
Who Pays? | From breast implants to diabetes, Western health care is a mess.
3 February 2012

January 2012

Marcus A. Winters
How’s My Teaching? | More policymakers are adopting evaluation systems based on classroom performance.
20 January 2012

Judith Miller
The State of the NYPD | Technology and private philanthropy help keep the department at the top of its game.
18 January 2012

Nicole Gelinas
A Triple-A Headache | S&P’s latest downgrades may split the longstanding “Merkozy” alliance.
17 January 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
The Less Deceived | In Britain, school inspections have been a charade.
10 January 2012

Clark Whelton
Shale Game | New York State is a lonely holdout against the natural-gas revolution.
8 January 2012

Fred Siegel, Joel Kotkin
The New Authoritarianism | A firm hand for a “nation of dodos”
6 January 2012

Theodore Dalrymple
Revelry and Mayhem | Is that British youths enjoying themselves—or killing someone?
5 January 2012

Claire Berlinski
Subtergenekon and Other Crimes | In Turkey, alleged terrorism requires a brand-new vocabulary.
3 January 2012