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April 8, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Who Will Succeed Bob Gates as Secretary of Defense?

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen enter the auditorium before Oabma's speech about the conflict in Libya at the National Defense University on March 28, 2011. (Larry…

U.S. Secretary of Defense Gates and Admiral Mullen enter the auditorium before Oabma’s speech about the conflict in Libya at the National Defense University on March 28, 2011.

April 18, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Rick Santorum, GOP Presidential Candidate

Rick Santorum speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's Spring Event in Waukee, Iowa March 7, 2011. (Brian Frank/courtesy Reuters) Pennsylvania State University can claim many accomplis…

Rick Santorum speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Spring Event in Waukee, Iowa March 7, 2011.

April 28, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The World Next Week: Will the Debt Debate Roil the Markets?

Floor trader Joe Quaglieri uses a phone on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 18, 2011, when Wall Street fell more than 1 percent as sovereign debt fears on both sides of the Atlantic …

Floor trader Joe Quaglieri uses a phone on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, April 18, 2011. Wall Street fell more than 1 percent on Monday as sovereign debt fears on both sides of the Atlantic and China’s monetary tightening hurt the outlook for global economic growth. (Brendan McDermid/courtesy Reuters)

May 11, 2011

Politics and Government
Newt Gingrich Makes It (Facebook) Official

Newt Gingrich speaks to reporters after a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington on March 18, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters) It’s official. Newt Gingrich announced today v…

Newt Gingrich speaks to reporters after a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington on March 18, 2011.

June 14, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Michele Bachmann, GOP Presidential Candidate

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann speaks at a rally on Capitol Hill on March 31, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Michele Bachmann made some news at last night’s rather sedate GOP presidential …

Congresswoman  Michele Bachmann speaks at a rally on Capitol Hill on March 31, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

March 24, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Tim Pawlenty (Update)

Tim Pawlenty speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on February 19, 2010. (Joshua Roberts/courtesy Reuters) On Monday TWE welcomed Tim Pawlenty into the 2012 GOP presid…

Tim Pawlenty speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on February 19, 2010.

February 1, 2011

Fossil Fuels
An Awful New Industry Talking Point

The New York Times reports this morning on the perennial battle over energy subsidies. In addition to a lovely quote from this blog, the Times has this from American Petroleum Institute (API) preside…

February 22, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Managing Oil Crises

In an essay in tomorrow’s FT, I argue that ongoing oil market turmoil ought to remind us that energy policy shouldn’t just be about long-term strategy; short-term dynamics matter too. Most advocates …

July 12, 2011

Israel
Five Years After the Israel-Hezbollah War

  An Israeli artillery unit fires a shell towards Lebanon from its position near the Israeli-Lebanese border August 9, 2006. Israel decided on Wednesday to expand its ground offensive in Leban…

Five Years After the Israel-Hezbollah War

May 5, 2011

Defense and Security
Campaign 2012: The First GOP Presidential Debate

A staffer places the Presidential Seal on a lectern. (Jason Reed/courtesy Reuters) The 2012 campaign season formally kicks off tonight with the first GOP presidential debate. Fox News is carrying th…

A White House staffer places the Presidential Seal on a lectern before President Obama delivers remarks.