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Jonathan S. Tobin

Jonathan S. Tobin

Jonathan S. Tobin is senior online editor of Commentary.

North Carolina

How North Carolina became the front line of both the culture wars and partisan battles is an interesting question. This week, the North Carolina legislature...
Barack Obama

The good news for Democrats is that over the next four years two of the country’s most popular people may be waiting in the wings...
Iran nuclear deal

At his valedictory press conference last week, President Obama listed the Iran nuclear deal among his proudest accomplishments. But though the president claimed it “ensured...
impeachment

We may still be 30 days away from Donald Trump’s inauguration but a lot of Democrats and their media allies are already starting to work...
diplomacy

The Palestinians have responded to recent statements from the Trump transition team in a predictable manner. They’re treating the possibility that at long last a U.S....
donald trump

Like the effort to force recounts in swing states won by Trump, the attempt to persuade the Electoral College to see the president-elect as part...
David Friedman

Haaretz reports that JStreet and other left-wing Jewish organizations believe they can turn Donald Trump’s nomination of attorney David Friedman to be U.S. ambassador to Israel...
John Podesta

A tipping point was reached yesterday when Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta suggested the Donald Trump campaign had colluded with Russian hackers. Rather than complaining...
Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke for most Democrats when she told Oprah Winfrey that the country now knows “what not having hope feels like.” The...
Democrats

As the Clinton camp and much of the rank and file continue to bemoan the Trump victory, engage in ritual scapegoating of the culprits (Russia,...
Iran sanctions

Yesterday, President Obama was not inclined to argue with Congress over Iran. The White House announced that, while the president thought it was unnecessary, he...
Samantha Powers

When Samantha Power demanded to know at a meeting of the Security Council yesterday whether Russia, Iran and the Syrian government were “incapable of shame,” America’s United...