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Rick Richman

Rick Richman

Rick Richman has written for Commentary since 2008. His articles include “Condi’s Lessons,” a review of Condoleezza Rice’s memoir, and “Anger Management,” a review of John B. Judis’s book on the Arab–Israeli conflict.

Iran deal

Yesterday, the White House released a “Statement by the President” marking the one-year anniversary of the Iran Deal. The White House will probably not celebrate...
settlements

Immediately after the UN voted last week to vilify Israel, Ben Rhodes, the White House deputy national security advisor, held a conference call to argue...
Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen gave us almost as many books of poetry as he did albums of song. A decade ago, he wrote The Book of Longing,...
Israel

On September 22, in an interview at the Hudson Institute’s dinner, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave an extraordinary answer to a “personal question” from...
Iran

Why did the Obama administration make its $400 million payment to Iran on January 17 in untraceable foreign currency and then not only fail to...
iran

Back on May 25, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing on the Iran deal, at which Senator Tom Cotton had the following colloquy with...
Hillary Clinton

Exactly one year ago, on February 25, 2015 – four months before he declared his candidacy – Donald Trump was interviewed by Hugh Hewitt, who...
Trump

Apparently not – at least not one whose last name he can remember. Yesterday, Hugh Hewitt interviewed Donald Trump for the first time since December...
Forrest McDonald

Forrest McDonald, Distinguished University Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 89. McDonald wrote 20 books,...
Iraq

Dennis Ross, writing earlier this week on “How Obama Created a Mideast Vacuum,” attributed Obama’s continual failures to act in Syria – ignoring a growing...
John Kerry

Yesterday, Secretary of State Kerry issued a press statement entitled “First Anniversary of the Attacks in Paris,” which he described as “the January 7-9, 2015,...
Donald Trump

In Tuesday’s presidential debate, Donald Trump was unable to answer radio host and debate panelist Hugh Hewitt’s question about the nuclear triad – the submarines,...