A funny thing happened to many of the scholars who went out into the country to investigate the red-blue divide. They couldn't find it
For the Bush administration, Social Security reform is a values issue with economic overtones.
The best hope for pulling Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects out of the ditch is for the White House to enlist former President Bush as a special envoy to the Middle East.
Republicans hope to use their parliamentary majority to drive an "ownership agenda" that will create a popular majority. That was also the British Conservatives' plan—and look where it got them.
There's a way to raise student achievement that's sensible, cheap, and ridiculously straightforward. It'll probably go nowhere
Much of this year's post-election analysis is just plain wrong. The election was not a stunning triumph for the president, Republicans, or social conservatives.
Republicans and Democrats should be careful what they wish for
The 2004 election looks less like 1980 than like 1960, a year when the candidates differed more in style than in substance.
Some people think a president should inspire the nation and do great things. But first and foremost, a president needs to be a safe pair of hands.
Iraq can only be won politically, not militarily, and only Iraqis can win it.
Thanks to McCain-Feingold, America now has what amounts to a federal speech code, enforced with prison terms of up to five years.
Introducing The Senate Candidate Of the Future: a zillionaire who may be clueless but can pay his own way.
John F. Kerry should take a page from John F. Kennedy's 1960 playbook and run as a hard-liner on national security issues.
America has changed since Septermber 11. You don't always see the change, but it is there, at places such as Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.
The biggest mistake America could make in Iraq would be not to try for democracy there. The second-biggest mistake might be to try too hard.
Ronald Reagan cared about only a few important things: beating Communism, cutting taxes, bolstering defense. And he got those right.
Gay marriage is risky. But not trying gay marriage is riskier, which is why it should be tested in a state or two. Say, Massachusetts.
How the Founding Fathers would have handled gay marriage
America's terror war and Israel's are not separable.
The most important job of the 9/11 commission is not to fix blame for past wrongdoing but to identify and correct continuing problems.