On Israel, Sanders and Warren depart from the script

Nov 16 2019

The Democratic presidential candidates haven’t said much about foreign policy, and what they’ve said has often been frustratingly vague. This week brought a rare opportunity to compare their positions on a specific internationa

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Impeachment should be about America first

Nov 16 2019

This week, as the public phase of the House impeachment inquiry got underway, Rep. Adam Schiff, who is leading it, began his opening statement with these two sentence

Apocalypse approach update

Nov 09 2019
Keeping track of Donald Trump’s contributions to the coming of the apocalypse is a job too big for any one person. The best I can do is check in every month or so and list a few of the latest highlights. 
During the past 10 days: 

Meet the new boss

Oct 26 2019
Twitter’s policies are abetting government repression in India, according to a piece by Avi Asher-Schapiro and Ahmed Zidan on the website of the Committee

Essence of Trump

Oct 19 2019
Thursday was an amazing day even by the elevated standards of the Trump era. In the span of a few hours, these four things happened:

1) The Trump administration said it had orchestrated a five-day ceasefire—whose wording, it turns out

America's Pastime

Oct 12 2019
This week baseball’s postseason playoffs were proceeding uneventfully when St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Ryan Helsley threw the Atlanta Braves a curve ball. In between games one and two of the Cardinals-Braves series, Helsley, a member of the Cherokee Nat

How the Blob’s lawlessness brought mayhem to the Middle East

Oct 12 2019

In defense of ‘America First’

Sep 28 2019
This week president Trump went before the United Nations and declared, “The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots.” A year earlier he had gone before the United Nations and declared,  
“We reject the ideo

How Trump and MBS helped get that giant Saudi oil plant blown up

Sep 21 2019
Washington spent the first part of this week trying to figure out who blew up some Saudi oil facilities. Was it Houthi rebels in Yemen, who proudly claimed responsibility? Or was it Iran? Or was it both—an attack conceived and orchestrated by Iran but e

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