The Perfect DACA Storm: Time to Pocket a Win for Americans

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by Gordon Adams DACA—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program created through a 2012 executive order signed by President Obama—is dying. All the immigrant support groups say it. Donald Trump, they say, announced a wrong and cruel decision on September… Continue Reading  

New Senior Adviser to US Ambassador to Israel: Ideology Trumps Experience

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by Marsha B. Cohen Aryeh Lightstone, an orthodox rabbi with no diplomatic experience, is now the senior adviser to US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. In 2014-15, Lightstone served as CEO of Shining City, an American organization that has provided… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Silence on Charlottesville

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by Mitchell Plitnick The awful events in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend presented politicians with an opportunity to score an easy political point, simply by condemning the white supremacists who sparked the violence. Many politicians took advantage of that opportunity.… Continue Reading  

Slouching Toward Mar-a-Lago

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by Andrew J. Bacevich Like it or not, the president of the United States embodies America itself. The individual inhabiting the White House has become the preeminent symbol of who we are and what we represent as a nation and… Continue Reading  

The Persistence of Falsehoods About the Iran Nuclear Agreement

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by Paul R. Pillar The biggest current threat to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement that limits Iran’s nuclear program, comes from Donald Trump’s obsession with killing the accord. That obsession is driven by his impulse to… Continue Reading