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The National Interest Archive

October 14, 2013
The Shutdown Prophet

Washington couldn’t have gone dark without a radicalized Republican Party. Or maybe it was destined to all along.

September 14, 2009
Obama’s Mule Team

To pass health care, he’ll need to find a way to harness that most stubborn of species: centrist senators.

June 29, 2009
The Obama World Order

The president’s rhetoric has helped make change seem possible in Iran and the Middle East. Now comes the hard part.

June 1, 2009
Obama’s Real Hundred Days

With health care and climate change on the agenda, the next hundred are more important than the first. Get ready for the Summer of Shove.

May 11, 2009
A Torturous Decision

Sure, Cheney and friends could be prosecuted for torture-related offenses. But could they be convicted?

November 24, 2008
The “Bitch” and the “Ditz”

How the Year of the Woman reinforced the two most pernicious sexist stereotypes and actually set women back.

June 9, 2008
The Honorary Kennedy

Ted and Caroline anointed Barack Obama as the candidate best qualified to carry on the JFK legacy. But to live up to it, he has to put it in the past.

August 13, 2007
Hillary Control

The women of “Hillaryland” have constructed a carefully managed, always on-message, leakproof campaign. But is this a good thing?

June 4, 2007
Throw the Books at Her

Hillary Clinton’s competence-based campaign has been stealthily making progress. But two bios put her persona back in the spotlight.

April 4, 2005
King Karl

Think Karl Rove is losing on Social Security and Schiavo? Those are mere tactical skirmishes—he’s got a grander prize in mind.