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Boehner's Sorry Spectacle

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner needs to decide whether he wants to be remembered as an effective leader or a befuddled hack. So far, I'm afraid, it's the latter.

Boehner's performance last week was a series of comic pratfalls, ...

Make The Deal With Iran

WASHINGTON -- President Obama is clearly right -- and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is wrong -- about the Iran nuclear negotiations. But the broader and more consequential question of Iran's place in the world is much more complicated....

Jeb's Bushian Speech

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush's highly anticipated speech on foreign policy reminded me of the joke in which two senior citizens are complaining about a restaurant. "Terrible food at that place," says one. "Yes," says the other, "and such small portions!...

Boehner's Classroom Run Amok

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives seems to be trying mightily to make itself irrelevant, with Speaker John Boehner leading the effort. I can't help but think of the old proverb: "The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on."

The caravan, in ...

Obama's Ambivalent War Logic

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's request to Congress for authority to use military force against the Islamic State explains his view of why to fight this war. But it doesn't really tell us how.

Obama has asked to be liberated and constrained at ...

Patronizing At The Prayer Breakfast

WASHINGTON -- There is no doubt that President Obama's remarks about Christianity at the National Prayer Breakfast last week were historically accurate. But they were also -- let's face it -- glib, facile and patronizing.

I must immediately ...