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israel

In the months after 9/11, George W. Bush warned Americans to prepare for a long twilight conflict. The 16th anniversary of the attacks provides grim...
debt

Along with getting Congress to increase the debt ceiling so that the government can pay its bills, at least until December, President Trump also suggested...
donald trump

The word “deal” has a definition. It implies mutual benefit and reciprocity as a result of a negotiation. The arrangement to which Donald Trump agreed...
Syria

On Wednesday, United Nations war-crimes investigators indicted Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and his government for complicity in the commission of gross crimes against humanity, including...
pessimism

At the heart of this new era of prohibitive Republican dominance is a contradiction. The GOP has reached a zenith of power unseen in almost...
daca

Contrary to the pronouncements of a few conspicuously visible activists, there is no conservative consensus on immigration. The liveliness of the debate over how to...
kamala harris

Perhaps Democrats were celebrating too loudly to notice. Republican partisans almost certainly missed it over the sound of their blaring recriminations. In July, the GOP...
institutional racism

When skeptical conservatives tried to communicate to their Republican brethren their objections to Donald Trump’s candidacy, they would explain that their apprehensions were often definitional....
Peter Stuyvesant

The statue insanity goes on. The latest is a call to scrub from New York City the name of one of the most famous people of early Colonial...
barack obama

When Caroline Randall Williams  practically begs Barack Obama to speak out on the state of American politics, she speaks for millions of distraught Democrats. “We...
Donald Trump

It’s no secret that President Donald Trump is no fan of Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. He’s gone so far as to encourage Flake’s prospective primary...
statues

When James Clapper, Obama’s former director of national security, said last night that he questions President Donald Trump’s “fitness to be in this office,” he...