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December 27, 2013

A new Gallup poll finds President Obama’s approval rating at 39 percent and his disapproval rating at 54 percent. But it’s not just that the...

It is becoming sad and tiresome to chronicle the continuing failure of President Obama's policy in Syria, but notice must nevertheless be taken of a...

It has now been more than a year since Iraqi President Jalal Talabani suffered a debilitating stroke. And while Kurdish authorities have recently released another...

Over at Mosaic, Bar-Ilan University’s Rabbi Joshua Berman has written an absorbing essay on common law and statutory law in Jewish observance. The response pieces...

The news that Israel is preparing to announce permissions for new housing starts in Jerusalem and the West Bank settlement blocs is causing predictable consternation...

What is it about communicating in 140 characters or less that makes people stupid? Idiotic Twitter faux pas are now just something we’ve come to...

If Egypt's new military rulers--pretty much the same as the old, only more truculent--want to ignite a civil war, they're going about it the right...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is making predictable waves with his provocative visit to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, which honors Japan's war dead--including...

The port call is a chief selling point for Navy recruiters. The Navy’s main website, for example, implies that if you join the Navy, you...

Turkey’s current corruption scandal has thrown Turkish politics into disarray. For the first time in more than a decade outside of the normal election cycle,...