Peter Beinart

Peter Beinart is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and National Journal, an associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York, and a senior fellow at the New America Foundation.

He's Like Ike

Obama, haunted by war and skeptical of heroics, echoes Eisenhower's foreign policy.

The Myth of a 'War on Religion'

A recent study found liberals were more likely to fib about attending services—showing there's still a greater stigma against atheism than belief.

Putting Ukraine in Its Place

From the current debates you’d never know what matters more: Russia’s land grab, Iran’s nuclear program, or China’s territorial claims. How America stopped thinking strategically.

Why Democrats Are Aching to Run Against Jeb Bush

Establishment Republicans are attracted to his steadiness, but the Bush brand remains badly tarnished with most voters—and you can’t easily Sister Souljah your own brother. 

Why Karl Rove Uses Dirty Tricks: They Work

Karl Rove reportedly hinted that Hillary Clinton may have brain damage from a fall—then quickly backed away. His history suggests it's a calculated maneuver.