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We’re Not Going to Take It
An Open Letter to Chuck Grassley

Please, Senator Grassley, do something about the unconstitutional abomination known as civil asset forfeiture.

The Year of Ella
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Stage Gone Long

A consideration of Ella Fitzgerald’s best performance in her centennial year.

The G-20 in Hamburg
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Chaos City

Summit spectaculars, riot hipsters, and the terror tactics of protest.

Democracy in South Africa
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The Zuma Dynasty?

Many will breathe a sigh of relief when Jacob Zuma leaves office. But what if his ex-wife succeeds him?

The Peace Process
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How to Turn the “Ultimate Deal” into the Ultimate Failure: Ignore the Past

Three lessons the Trump Administration must learn if it wants to avoid a costly and embarrassing failure.

After Putin
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The Mirror of Justice in Russia

Russia’s judicial system is designed to sustain the primacy of the state over its citizens, but there is a cost to using such a tool—and that cost is rising.

India-Israel
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A Match Made in History

Bibi and Modi have a lot more in common than an interest in technological development and a fear of Islamist terror.

Fake News Watch
The Validator-in-Chief

Trump’s narrative sounds an awful lot like what you hear on RT.

Buying Used
European Arms Markets Heating Up

Sales of used weapons systems are up across Europe. And that’s a good thing.

Advice for U.S. Policymakers
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Hands Off the Antiquities

U.S. cultural policy will become key as wars throughout the Middle East and North Africa give way to reconstructions.

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Fault Lines

The situation in Cyprus has lately tracked closely with Turkey’s attitude to the West. As relations deteriorate, watch things get uglier.

right-wing PC

As a minority, and a minority that historically has often been unpopular, Jews have a structural interest in the protection of minority rights.

Petrostates in Peril

Economic growth is predictably sluggish for petrostates.

American Balkanization

Pew data point to one of the core ironies of liberal politics today.

Rage Against the Machine

The Palestinians want international sympathy. But rioting over metal detectors after a terrorist attack seems more likely to draw international contempt.

Revolution

A Schlumberger surge is a good sign for the health of the U.S. shale industry.

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