Editor-at-large, The American Interest Online.
Refugee Politics Trump’s Australia Imbroglio
Trump’s diplomatic blowup with the Australian Prime Minister is a reminder that the politics of refugees can’t be wished away.
Israel and the Grey Lady The NYT’s Misleading Settlements Coverage
Whatever one’s opinion of the settlements, without the information that the NYT has deep-sixed, it’s actually impossible to know what is going on.
The Losers of 2016
2016 wasn’t just about winning. For a lot of people, and not a few ideas, 2016 was a year for losing. As the world settles into the Age of Trump, here is our list of the Biggest Losers of 2016.
The Winners of 2016
2016 was all about winning; Donald Trump promised that if the American people put him in the White House, we would win so much we would get tired of winning. Whatever happens next, there is no doubt that the Orange One was the mega-winner of the year. 2016 will always be remembered as the year that Donald Trump, a political novice and reality television show host, cut the legs off America’s two most powerful political dynasties and flabbergasted the establishments of both political parties.
Trump broke all the rules; he had less money than his principal opponents in both the primary and the general election campaigns. He trampled over the normal conventions, survived blunders that would have sunk other candidates, and turning the hatred of the media and the political and cultural establishments into a major asset.
But if Donald Trump dominated the year, he wasn’t the only winner in one of the most eventful and surprising years in recent memory. Here is our take on who else left their mark on 2016.
France 2017 Marine Le Pen’s Frexit Pitch
Le Pen’s description of the Euro as a “knife in the ribs” forcing countries to go where their people don’t want to go is sadly accurate.