Knowing Gates

Fritz W. Ermarth shares his perspective of working for about two decades with Robert Gates—tapped to become secretary of defense. He suggests what Gates would have done, and could do, differently.

On the Elections, From the Left

Corn diagrams the potential investigative revelations that a newly emboldened Democratic House, and possibly Senate, could unearth. But he warns of potential pitfalls not only for the Democrats, but the nation as well.

From the Dissenting Right

Bruce Bartlett, a traditional Republican who has dramatically broken ranks, diagrams the challenges the Democrats now face given their electoral victory. And he believes the GOP’s loss this November could create the split-government terrain the pa

On the Elections, From the Right

Grover Norquist sees the elections as a potential watershed for the GOP. With many conservatives defecting, his enduring defense of party clearly signals a personal struggle to reconcile ideology and Republican loyalty.

A Republican Fratricide?

The election results provide as many questions as answers. Will civil war break out in the Republican Party over foreign policy? Can the Democrats maintain their tenuous unity?

Beware a North Korean Nuclear Bazaar

The United States can live with a nuclear North Korea. America survived 50 years of a nuclear balance of terror with the Soviet Union. What the world cannot live with is a North Korea that massively supplies nuclear weapons to highest bidders.