Mary Katharine Ham

Posted July 25, 2008

America—and the West as a whole—cannot afford to ignore the battles waged, lessons learned and indignities suffered by the Israelis who share our values and fight to preserve them in the most inhospitable of climates.

Posted July 14, 2008

If they’re willing to learn, liberals and teachers’ unions can gain some important lessons from charter schools.

Posted June 26, 2008

"American Gladiators" reminds us that pure fun can still reign supreme despite the pacifism-obsessed American Left.

Posted June 25, 2008

Rock stars are the ultimate individualists, right? Independent spirits with tortured souls and torn jeans, they buck the system, defy the norm, and bear up against the “The Man.”

Posted June 24, 2008

The love story of Milton and Rose Friedman is one like few others. Theirs was a marriage that was more monetary policy than mushy anniversary cards and more inflation theory than intrigue.

Posted June 23, 2008

“The highest high would be growing our food that I then make, and then composting and growing more—that kind of circle,” Julia Roberts told Vanity Fair last month.

Posted April 29, 2008

It was a pickle only John McCain could have gotten himself into.

Posted April 22, 2008

Despite his protestations that he's not running "to play the game better, but to stop the game-playing," it's standard fare, very, very old politics, and the voters of Pennsylvania and media alike are noticing.

Posted April 15, 2008

Perhaps the greatest lesson to be learned by Democrats from this week’s “bitter” brouhaha is that when you get advice about how to hook rural, white, blue-collar voters from a guy named Mudcat, you’d best listen.

Posted April 09, 2008

Both groups are on the Hill this week, meeting senators and representatives about the surge. Which one will get better reception from the media and Democrats?

Posted April 01, 2008

These days, Bobby Jindal is working for change in a city that could eat the ethical foibles of Obama’s Chicago for breakfast.

Posted March 19, 2008

There are things I like about Barack Obama. Until the most vitriolic of the Jeremiah Wright sermons surfaced, Obama's post-racial rhetoric was appealing to me.

Posted January 22, 2008

Optimism. It's not a uniquely American quality, but it's a very American quality. And, for those who would be the president of the United States, it's a quality they can't afford to ignore.

Posted January 08, 2008

A surprisingly strong showing would give him plenty of momentum heading into evangelical-friendly South Carolina.

Posted November 27, 2007

There’s been a bit of scandal about the screening that CNN did on its “undecided voters” for the last Democratic debate. The diamonds-and-pearls question was attacked by the questioner herself. There were some allegations that several of the voters were in fact liberal activists on quite a few issues (and one Democratic Party operative). What’s the process for checking these YouTube questioners and their affiliations?

Posted November 12, 2007

Four days after his second-in-command pulled him bleeding from an Iraqi canal, Ziegenfuss woke up at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Posted October 16, 2007

So, it’s fall again, and you find yourself, remote in hand, convinced that the television landscape is nothing but one giant View couch populated by Sally Fields, Rosie O’Donnells, Joy Behars and Alicia Silverstones.