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The Domestic Front

Jerusalem – Earlier this month, in a defiant speech to his Kadima party, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert defended his record. Again and again Olmert wore his unpopularity as a ...
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Is Green Good?

I just saw a very inconvenient movie. Not An Inconvenient Truth, starring Al Gore, but a new documentary that aired last week on BBC 4 called The Great Global Warming ...
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Double or Nothing

According to a Gallup poll, Jews believe the war in Iraq was a mistake by a margin greater than any other American religious group. Why? Because Jews are trying to ...
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Peace=Capitulation

It must be hard to be Condoleezza Rice. Being the umpteenth envoy assigned to bang your head against the wall called “Mideast peace” is hardly enviable. Each trip, she must ...
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The Baker Trap

If the Democrats have a bogeyman in American politics, it’s James Baker. Many Democrats blame Republican super-fixer Baker for “stealing” the cliffhanger 2000 election from Al Gore by masterminding the ...
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Who Isolated Whom?

There is a gaping hole in the international position on Iran, and Gambia, of all countries, has pointed it out. After the presidents of the two countries exchanged visits, Gambia ...
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Presidential Material

My fellow Americans: When I first swore the oath of office as your president almost six years ago, I committed to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United ...
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The War We Forgot to Fight

Here is my grand unified theory of the history of the universe:  – democracies show weakness;  – dictators are emboldened and attack;  – democracies respond slowly, insufficiently, or appease; ...