Election Year Attacks Sink to New Lows of Dumb

Unless you find the word “forward” particularly nefarious

Obama Sits in Elijah’s Chair

Also had an early reverence for Eliot, is exactly who we thought he is

Daybreak: Iran Has Nary a Drop of Oil to Sell

Gaza leadership gains power in Hamas, and more in the news

Daybreak: Israel Delays Outpost Removal

Plus Egyptian Islamists flailing, and more in the news

Sundown: You’ll Be Older Too …

Plus Obama returns Ponzi-ist’s money, and more

The Most Jewish Election

The 2012 presidential campaign will be a landmark for U.S. Mormons. It’ll also be the most Jewish election in history, argues a Mitt Romney adviser.

In Defense of Marion Barry

Racially charged remarks got the disgraced politician in trouble last week. But he’ll survive, because he’s sincere, even with his foot in his mouth.

Talking Nukes With Iran

The world powers will try to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear program in talks set for this weekend. A look at what to expect from the Istanbul confab.

Et Tu, President Reagan?

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A Farewell to Chatter

Diplomacy has failed in Syria. What next?

The Most Anti-Israel President

Obama has bullied the Jewish state more than any president in history, according to op-ed pages and partisans. They said the same about Reagan.

On Iran, Obama’s Leaky Ship Prompts Response

Report on Azerbaijan makes further election-year hay out of debate

Joan Nathan/Bill Yosses 2016

Tablet Magazine’s food columnist teams up with Obama’s pie guy.

Daybreak: Two For War

Plus new talks, Mofaz beats Livni, and more in the news

Obama’s About-Face on Syria

In August, the president called for Bashar al-Assad to step down. But the U.S. hasn’t sent arms to the opposition. To understand why, look to Russia.

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