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And How Are We Tonight, President Trump?

Bad faith, political speech, and the intrusive ‘we’

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Theo Epstein’s Cubs Recognized as Champions at the White House

The best GM in baseball offered President Obama—a lifelong White Sox fan—a ‘midnight pardon,’ and welcomed him as a convert into the Cubs family

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What Obama Owes Putin—and Why Donald Trump Is Left Holding the Bag

Broader aims on Middle East realignment led the outgoing president’s efforts at two-track diplomacy. One track was misdirection. The other handed the region to Russia and Iran.

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The Dark Irony of a Jewish Country Club’s Debate Over Whether to Admit President Obama

Historically, Jewish country clubs were founded precisely because other clubs kept Jews out

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Obama Said to Break With Decades of U.S. Policy to Declare Western Wall ‘Occupied Territory’ at the UN

The lame-duck president is dismantling the alliance system that has kept America and much of the rest of the world secure

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Trump’s Iran Deal Trap: ‘Renegotiation’ vs. ‘Enforcement’

Why the new Commander-in-Chief has few good options for rebuilding the Middle East order that Obama negotiated away

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Wise Up

How American Jews are wooed with meaningless gestures

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John Kerry Searches for a Sign on Palestine at the Saban Forum

The Obama administration’s chief diplomat is the man with two brains

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Will Trump and Netanyahu Make the America-Israel Relationship Great Again?

PEOTUS is stacking his cabinet with friends of the Jewish State, but the geopolitical realities of Iran, Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and ISIS may complicate his Middle East policy, whatever it turns out to be

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Obama Tries to Pin His Syria Policy on Trump

But the current humanitarian and geopolitical disaster under Assad is the result of specific decisions in the last six years

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How the Syria Echo Chamber Works

Tablet Annotates the News: Is it really time for a new Syria policy?

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Who Goes Trump?

What ultimately determines support for the GOP nominee isn’t race, class, or political ideology. It’s character.

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Shimon Peres Laid to Rest in Jerusalem

Foreign leaders—and the entire state of Israel—mourned the loss of one of the great leaders of the 20th century

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‘Bibi Understands How the World Works Better Than Obama Does’

Must-read: Walter Russell Mead on ‘the practicing realist’ Vs. the ‘aspiring realist’

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Mel Brooks Faux-Pantses Obama After Receiving Lifetime Achievement Award

Philip Glass, Terry Gross, Morgan Freeman, and many others were fêted at the White House on Thursday at the 2015 National Medal of Arts ceremony

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Obama’s Syria Policy Striptease

America’s Moral Collapse in Syria: Why hasn’t the administration done anything about Syria, and won’t? Because the Iran Deal.

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Saint Nick’s Math Problem

New York Times foreign affairs columnist Nicholas D. Kristof doesn’t understand how foreign aid works

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The Never-Ending Debate Over the Iran Deal (Back-to-School Edition)

Latest developments in the deployment of Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy achievement: Are we safer?

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Obama’s Syria Policy Isn’t a ‘Mistake.’ It’s Deliberate.

How the Iran deal explains the administration’s inaction in Syria

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Sarah Jessica Parker Is ‘Not a Feminist’

The ‘Sex and the City’ star is apparently all mixed up when it comes feminism

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How President Obama Stole the Republican Party’s Greatest Hits and Retook the American Center

During Wednesday’s DNC, the Democrats systematically appropriated traditional GOP strengths, from religion to national security, that Donald Trump had jettisoned

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What We Can Learn About a Hillary Clinton Presidency From the Experience of Women Rabbis

For one, not to underestimate the impact of her just getting there

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The Revolt of the Banana Republicans

The travesty that unfolded in Cleveland

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The End of AIPAC’s Israel Monopoly

What happened to the most powerful lobby in recent U.S. foreign-policy history?

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Why Bibi’s Visits to Moscow Mean Bad News for Israel

The geopolitics that links Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah, and the Jewish State

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Dems’ Fight Over Israel on Party Platform Appears To Be Over

A draft text of the Democratic party’s platform on Israel sets forth a ‘parallel acknowledgement of Israeli and Palestinian rights.’ But it doesn’t go as far as some would have liked.

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The New American Isolationism Will Outlive Barack Obama

With Trump, Clinton, Sanders, or Cruz, the United States is likely to consolidate a risky retreat from the global stage

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Why Bashar al-Assad, the ‘Teflon Don’ of the Middle East, Can’t Be Touched

Barack Obama’s Syrian endgame and the new alliances that are shaping it

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The Soft Bigotry of Trump’s Explainers

As leader of the free world, the GOP candidate would be no better for his disaffected fans than Hamas has been for its so-called constituents—so, why do we fetishize the ‘white working-class voter’ and his opinions?

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