Politics

The Fightin' Dems

Despite a seeming parade of veteran candidates, war-veteran Democrats didn’t take an inordinate number of seats this past election.

Brendan Conway

Mind the Gap

Why policymaking elites and foreigners alike distrust the judgment of Americans.

Daniel W. Drezner

Iran's Tectonic Elections

Ahmadinejad and his defeat may have been the headliner in the elections, but there is a more preponderant, slower-moving back-story to the vote, reflecting a potential shift in a real center of power.

Blair's Iraq "Disaster"

Was Blair’s offhand acknowledgement of a “disaster” in Iraq a slip of the tongue or shift in strategy, signaling a post-electoral loosening of ties to the Bush Administration?

Live from Lebanon

Editor’s note: Salhani’s essay about the potential for escalating violence in Lebanon takes special significance with the assassination of Lebanon's Industry Minister and Maronite Christian leader Pierre Gemayel.

The Regime Change We Need

Democracy fatigue threatens choose-your-color revolutions. Transparency of the executive can revitalize enthusiasm.

Lawrence GrooParag Khanna

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.

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