Partisanship isn’t as bad as you think

President Obama doesn’t attend Nancy Reagan’s funeral and Republicans attack him as partisan, though recent presidents of both parties have skipped the funerals of first ladies. GOP senators, meanwhile, say they won’t even consider Obama’s nominee to succeed the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, whoever it […]

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Obama’s Cuba Trip Up

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Cuba in two weeks in an oddly timed excursion that, in many ways, encapsulates all that’s wrong with the philosophy, goals, and priorities of his administration’s foreign policy. Simply put, it’s the wrong trip, to the wrong place, at the […]

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Iran’s Hard-Line Elections

Henry Kissinger famously remarked some time ago that Iran must decide whether it wants to be “a nation or a cause.” For decades, U.S. presidents of both parties have been trying to coax Tehran toward the former and away from the latter. Most recently, the U.S.-led global […]

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Gaza War Deja Vu

The next Gaza war is fast approaching, with the terrorist group Hamas feverishly expanding its tunnel network to launch attacks inside Israel and Jerusalem now debating the shape and timing of its next move. So get ready for the usual drama: Hamas will seize or kill Israelis […]

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Hypocrisy Toward Israel on Display

With rising “tensions and violence between Israelis and Palestinians” and “a diplomatic stalemate,” America’s ambassador to Israel said the other day, “we must find ways of preserving the viability of a two-state solution for the future – Israel’s only path to avoid becoming a bi-national state, arrest […]

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