Trump’s Real Basket of Deplorables

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by Derek Davison At a campaign fund-raising event in early September, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said that “you can put half of [Donald] Trump supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables.’ Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you… Continue Reading  

The Iran Deal Is in Critical Danger

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by Derek Davison There will be plenty of time to dissect Donald Trump’s surprising victory over Hillary Clinton in last night’s presidential election, and what a President Trump will mean for American foreign policy generally. But one thing is clear:… Continue Reading  

Is Wahhabism to Blame for al-Qaeda and ISIS?

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by Joseph Cozza and Giorgio Cafiero Late last month, Microsoft apologized after online users observed that Bing’s translation of Daesh—what many Arabs call the Islamic State (ISIS or IS)—was “Saudi Arabia.” According to Microsoft’s official apology, Bing relies on a… Continue Reading  

Neoconservatism and the Trump Effect

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by Derek Davison and Jim Lobe With Texas Senator Ted Cruz suspending his campaign following Tuesday’s Indiana primary and Ohio Governor John Kasich suspending his campaign the following day, little stands between reality TV star Donald Trump and the Republican… Continue Reading  

Poe’s Financial Ties To MEK May Explain Maryam’s House Testimony

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by Eli Clifton Wednesday’s scheduled congressional hearing on “ISIS: Defining the Enemy” is rapidly shrinking in size. Two key witnesses are refusing to attend due to the invitation to testify that Ted Poe (R-TX), the chairman of the House Foreign… Continue Reading