Trump’s Savvy Trap for the Press

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In the end, the Trump White House’s strategy of elevating the political press to the status of “opposition party” may still prove foolish. While Trump and those in the pundit class…
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The Politics of Islam

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Many Americans are deeply misguided about Islam, according to an op-ed in the Washington Post by freelance journalist Michael Schulson. Those foolish souls believe that Islam is less a religion and…
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Do Trump’s Orders Target Terrorists?

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During the campaign, Donald Trump morphed from advocating a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” to a more amorphous pledge to impose “extreme vetting from certain…
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What Do ISIS Women Want?

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What motivates women to join what on its face is the most misogynistic regime on earth? It is a question that should concern policymakers. After all, young Americans have sought…
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Incitement Matters

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At a Washington Institute conference early in the George W. Bush administration—maybe 2003 or 2004—an audience member asked Clinton administration Middle East peace process coordinator Dennis Ross what the Clinton…
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