A powerful advocate appears to believe that anti-Semitism is sparked in part by Jewish behavior.
The president is violating an important rule: Never tell your enemy what you're not going to do.
A visit to Kentucky's creationist museum, a conservative base in the culture war
Why intensifying the campaign against the group is justified
The president has convinced himself that the fight against ISIS is one worth waging. But the obstacles to success are huge.
The president is a superior terrorist hunter. He has also neutralized a profound existential threat to U.S. allies in the Middle East, and denied ISIS access to vast storehouses of deadly chemical weapons. So why does he get no credit?
Why Hillary Clinton's hawkish pro-Israel stance won't hurt her, even with the Democratic Party base
A colleague remembers Steven Sotloff, the latest victim in a war on civilization.
An eighth-grade teacher who writes fiction under a nom de plume is ordered to undergo an "emergency medical evaluation" for his novel about a school shooting.
Revelations occur in strange places, including in the magma chamber of a dormant Icelandic volcano.
A seemingly small incident at a London supermarket suggests a deeper problem.
The former secretary of state, and probable candidate for president, outlines her foreign-policy doctrine. She says this about President Obama's: "Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle."
Understanding what the Muslim Brotherhood's Gaza branch wants by studying its theology, strategy, and history
What happens if this conflict comes off the rails?
Six reasons why Israel is on the back foot even as it wins the battle against rockets and tunnels
Trying to understand why Syrian deaths no longer seem to matter
Five observations about the Gaza conflict, including praise for an ex-president's insight into the particular nature of Hamas' evil
The Israeli prime minister argues against Palestinian sovereignty, citing regional chaos. But holding the West Bank forever is no solution.
Seeking to understand why Hamas fires rockets at the civilians of its militarily powerful neighbor
Countries are judged on how they police their police