Richard Cohen / Politics

A Fight for Israel's Existence

Israel fought its first war, in 1948, against five Arab nations -- Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan -- as well as the Palestinians. In the prediction of the fairly new CIA, the outcome was never in doubt: "Without substantial outside aid in ...

Conservatives Will Buy Anything

They had a term for her, but I've forgotten it. It was a name applied to a person who could not say no to a door-to-door salesman. The one I remember from my brief career selling magazines was totally upfront about her intentions. "I'll buy ...

An Offer They Can't Refuse

FADE IN: Michael Corleone's den.

He is at his desk. Facing him are members of his organization. Michael rises and dims the lights. He starts a PowerPoint display showing the various Mafia families. The chieftains and button men are puzzled but ...