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A Further Perspective
by | May 5, 2019

The following is not a joke… well, not in the sense of someone making up a story so implausible, so ridiculous, so removed from normal human conduct as to be the stuff of farce. Actually, this is a joke, farce…

by | May 2, 2019

As we at the Middle East Forum monitor the activity of Islamist political groups, we have started to notice a new and puzzling trope in their public statements. At first in a few places, but now repeatedly, Islamist groups have…

by | Apr 27, 2019

File this under Hope Springs Eternal: When Donald Trump somehow emerged victor on Nov. 8, 2016, I soon enough predicted that he would turn out to be America’s most beloved president since Ronald Reagan. I still think that. For one…

by | Apr 25, 2019

I remember listening to Kate Smith with my parents. I think it was on the Ed Sullivan show. You could tell, even with our TV’s tinny speaker, that her fulsome voice could reach the far seats of the largest venue…

by | Apr 25, 2019

As activists around the world recently celebrated Earth Day with warnings about the awful state of our planet, now seems like the right time to share the good news that actually — contrary to countless dire predictions — we’re not…

by | Apr 11, 2019

Bernie Sanders has agreed to release his recent tax returns and, while he was at it, confessed to being a “millionaire.” He got that way, he explained, by writing a best-selling book. You, too, could be a millionaire, he said,…

by | Apr 9, 2019

One of the tragedies caused by the decline of education over the last century has been the demise of rhetoric, the art and science of constructing an argument. Learning the logical structure of fallacies and sophisms is an important tool…

by | Apr 7, 2019

Washington During the two years when Democrats controlled the Oval Office, Senate and House, President Barack Obama squandered a major opportunity. He failed to push for a vote on a DREAM Act, which would create a path to citizenship for…

by | Apr 4, 2019

It seems an easy enough case to make. Patrick Shanahan, acting secretary of defense, came to the Pentagon from Boeing, where he worked on commercial planes, military helicopters and missile defense systems. President Trump is said to favor him in…

by | Apr 2, 2019

Hollywood wants female empowerment tales, especially those based on a true story — all except the perfect one. Here’s the standard pitch: the heroine escapes her patriarchal trap, takes a traditionally male power job, triumphs, but gets undermined by a…

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