The Old Time and the New Newsweek

Twenty-seven years ago, I began my professional career at Time Magazine as a reporter-researcher in the World section, which was devoted to international news. Generally speaking, the World section ran  12 pages in the magazine. Nation, devoted to news within our borders, ran about the same or a page shorter. Think of that—an American publication, marketed to millions, that devoted slightly more of its attention, and vastly more of its budget, to news about events outside the United States.

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The Old Time and the New Newsweek

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An Overdue Punishment for Venezuela

Trump punishes Venezuela with a speed that greatly improves on Obama's.

The Trump Treasury Department’s move to impose sanctions on and to freeze the assets of a series of high-profile Venezuelan actors—including the country’s new vice president—is a welcome development. It has been a long time coming and follows years of investigation into the targets’ assets and activities related to the trafficking of narcotics. The alacrity with which the Trump Treasury Department acted against these officials, however, contrasts mightily with the Obama administration’s lethargy when it came to Venezuela. The sluggish pace at which the Obama White House moved to punish Venezuelan officials for violating international law and human rights will forever remain a stain on that administration.

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A Shameful Shout-Down at Columbia

Do anti-Israel protesters want action or merely attention?

On Monday night at Columbia University, protestors shouted down Danny Danon, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. I’m sure that both the hosts of the event, Students Supporting Israel (SSI), a new group at Columbia, and the protestors—students from Columbia University Apartheid Divest, Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine, Columbia/Barnard Jewish Voice for Peace, Columbia Socialists, Students Organize for Syria, and Columbia Against Trump—would characterize the event as a success. On both sides, this would be folly.

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What Comes After Flynn?

Who can succeed as Donald Trump's National Security Advisor?

Michael Flynn’s departure as national security adviser is a symptom of a White House in crisis. In truth, he should never have been hired in the first place, and no president who knew anything about national security would have ever imagined that Flynn would be the right choice for the job.

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A Step toward a Normal White House

Mike Flynn's resignation as NSA shows the Trump White House is maturing.

The surprise resignation of former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn amid scandal represents the first time the Trump administration has conceded what his aides and allies in the media have passionately denied for weeks: All is not well in the White House.

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Casual Racism of US Iran Lobby

The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) and its partners came out in force against President Donald Trump’s attempt to suspend entry and immigration from seven majority Muslim countries, including Iran.