“No country, even the most powerful, can save lives in every conflict, but if it judges itself to be able to and its conscience is sufficiently moved by the killing, it should step in.”
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“The Biden administration has not yet decided whether to call Saied’s power grab a coup.”
“The United States can offer a very innovative solution to a seemingly intractable conflict: Pay Israel to withdraw its settlers.”
“Dropping one term in favor of another will not, by itself, solve any great problem, but it can make finding a solution a bit more likely.”
“When to allow discretion on the part of public servants is not an easy question to answer.”
“And, as Michael Lind pointed out in Tablet, Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill was not the only Capitol Hill taken over by extremists thanks to a lax police presence—witness ultra-progressive Seattle.”
“If carefully constructed, civic nationalism in the United States can take both conservative and progressive forms.”
“However much Americans and their leaders may want to turn away from wars and atrocities geographically far away, sooner or later they will be impacted by them, usually in a jarring and harmful way.”
“Had Obama intervened strongly enough in 2013, Syria could have been his Bosnia, a long-running humanitarian disaster that a U.S. president halted after initially dragging his feet.”
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