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Anderson: Obama Averts a Spiritual Waterloo

The health-care debate had become so inane it seemed to prohibit the basic conditions of good speechmaking. My preemptive cynicism turned out to be both very right and very wrong.

By Sam Anderson

Editing Sarah Palin’s Prose

'Vanity Fair' had a couple of its editors try to make the Alaska governor's resignation speech into something legible. It took a lot of red ink.

By Chris Rovzar

Clinton’s ‘Muscular’ Foreign-Policy Manifesto

The secretary of State's address today to the Council on Foreign Relations reminds the world that though the Obama administration may emphasize finesse, they haven't forgotten how to exert force.

By Chris Rovzar