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John Tabin
John Tabin is a frequent contributor to The American Spectator online.

Manchester, NH What is the point of the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary? Usually the answer to that goes something like this: Starting the process of campaigning in small states like Iowa and New Hampshire subjects would-be presidents to voters’ up-close-and-personal…

My grandfather was born in a dangerous world. It was 1918, the First World War was raging, and the Spanish flu pandemic was claiming lives by the tens of millions. But he was armed with his keen intelligence and the…

As I wrote yesterday, there is no Iran deal, and the reason the Obama administration is pretending otherwise is to stop legislation that would trigger sanctions absent an actual deal in June — and it seemed to be working, inasmuch…

Have you heard? We have a deal with Iran, and it’s the best thing ever. President Obama last week hailed “a good deal, a deal that meets our core objectives,” and his cheerleaders were even more effusive: “The Iran nuclear…

TEL AVIV — Exit polls in the Israeli election show Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s Likud tied or one seat ahead of Isaac “Buji” Herzog’s Zionist Union, a merger of Labor and Tzipi Livni’s Hatnuah party. The polls appear to…

Obama, last night: American diplomacy, backed by the threat of force, is why Syria’s chemical weapons are being eliminated. Reuters, this morning: Syria has given up less than five percent of its chemical weapons arsenal and will miss next week’s…

TEL AVIV — If you read The New Yorker, you might have seen 9000 words from David Remnick about how Israeli politics is being taken over by right-wing crazies, led by Naftali Bennett’s Jewish Home party. If you don’t read…

Twenty years ago today, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine premiered. It was the second live-action spin-off of Star Trek, and the first that was set (and aired) at the same time as its immediate predecessor — in other words, the…

In a Washington Post op-ed, Susan Rice says that she asked President Obama not to consider her for Secretary of State because “it became clear that [her] potential nomination would spark an enduring partisan battle” over her role in the…

Today the Senate passed a landmark update to US law on Russia: The U.S. Senate on Thursday repealed a trade sanction imposed 38 years ago to force the Soviet Union to allow Jews and other religious minorities to emigrate, replacing…

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