War Over Endorsement at Wall Street Journal?

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by Jim Lobe The Wall Street Journal’s editorials have been quite critical of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, arguably more so of the former than the latter. But then this week, two of its regular columnists—Bret Stephens and William… Continue Reading  

Bret Stephens’s Racist “Olfactory Element”

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by Eli Clifton Yesterday, Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens attempted to denounce Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby’s refusal to shake hands with an Israeli opponent after losing his judo match at the Rio Olympics. Shehaby’s conduct violated both the… Continue Reading  

Trump v. Clinton: What’s a Good Neocon to Do?

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by Jim Lobe There have been some reports—most recently, in The Intercept—that neoconservatives, most of whom have indeed expressed a strong dislike for Donald Trump, are now moving to support Hillary Clinton. This assessment is based primarily (and exclusively in… Continue Reading  

Pew Survey: Global Views of Obama Remain Positive

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by Derek Davison Barack Obama has destroyed America’s image all over the world. By turning away from the wildly successful foreign policy of his predecessor, George W. Bush, Obama has undermined American power, weakened America’s stature, and caused the United… Continue Reading  

Another Israeli Right-Winger Breaks With Netanyahu on Iran Deal

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by Ali Gharib When world powers led by the United States signed a nuclear deal with Iran, American neoconservatives and other pro-Israel hawks were positively apoplectic. Mark Kirk, the Republican senator from Illinois who enjoys a consistent windfall of pro-Israel… Continue Reading