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  • The Republicans’ rhetoric of hate and fear

    6 days ago

    Fear, laced with paranoia, is driving the American response against allowing Syrian refugees into the United States.

    President Obama has said he would accept 10,000 refugees, all of them subjected to intense scrutiny before being admitted to the country. France, with a population...

  • Rubio and Paul clash over defense budget, Syria

    2 weeks ago

    Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul clashed over the necessity of increasing the defense budget while arguing for a smaller government during the 4th Republican presidential debate on Tuesday.

    During a discussion over tax reform, Paul attacked Rubio over his childcare tax credit...

  • Cock-and-bull candidates

    By Marty Kaplan

    September 28, 2015 | 2:27 pm

    Did you make it through Sunday’s lunar eclipse OK?

    When the moon turned blood red, I bet you didn’t shake spears at it, or beat your dogs to make them bark, as the Incas did to scare away the jaguar that had swallowed the moon. I also bet you didn’t shoot off cannons, or bang...

  • Pope tells Congress U.S. should reject hostility to immigrants

    September 24, 2015 | 10:00 am

    Pope Francis told Congress on Thursday that the United States should reject a "mindset of hostility" to immigrants, directly addressing a thorny subject that is dividing the country and stirring debate in the 2016 presidential campaign.

    In a historic first speech by a pope to a...

  • Three very quick comments on Santorum’s departure

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 10, 2012 | 4:46 pm

    Our Israel Factor panel was never overly generous with candidate Santorum - as you can ‎see in the graph below. The panel thought Santorum was too hawkish, too religious. ‎No one would doubt his support for Israel, but such support is apparently not enough. ‎


  • March 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 28, 2012 | 6:15 am

    Syria after Assad

    Writing in Project Syndicate, Ronald Lauder warns of the pitfalls that could lie ahead once Bashar Assad is removed from power. 

    To avoid the political chaos and regional escalation witnessed in other Arab countries recently, it is critical that any new Syrian...

  • The Israel Factor: Obama vs. Romney, January 2007

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 26, 2012 | 2:52 pm

    One of the nicest things about having done The Israel Factor for six years is the ability to find ancient data that still has relevancy today.

    A couple of days ago, sorting through old surveys of the Factor, I found this survey, from January of 2007. It includes a comparison...

  • March 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 13, 2012 | 6:23 am

    In Iran Standoff Netanyahu May Be Bluffing

    Benjamin Netanyahu could be playing a clever game when it comes to Iran, and may well actually be in cahoots with Barack Obama, writes Jeffrey Goldberg in Bloomberg

    The former Israeli military official I spoke with Sunday in Tel Aviv...

  • Opinion: Keeping up with the Kandidates

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 14, 2011 | 10:08 am

    “Are you not entertained?”

    That was Jon Stewart’s response to Rick Perry’s brain freeze.  He said it twice, maniacally.  “Are you not entertained?”  Stewart’s right about what’s happening.  America is on track for the most amusing apocalypse ever.  Things may be going to...