When It Comes to Iran, Say “No” to Appeasement

(Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

“Without an enemy to demonize, the Islamic Republic would have to answer for its many and grave failures.”

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Excerpt: Jason Pack’s “Libya and the Global Enduring Disorder”

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“And hell, if General Haftar was going to win, President Trump would happily give him some tips about where to buy vacation properties in Virginia Beach. His steering of the private ‘confidence building’ chit-chat with General Haftar to real estate matters was not actually as ridiculous as it might seem.”

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NBC New York’s Jen Maxfield: Telling the Rest of the Story

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“Sometimes, I would even dream about some of the people I had interviewed on the stories. And, so through the years, I had the idea to write a book and put it all together and try to return to some of the stories.”

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Stephen Hicks: Challenges in Contemporary Education

(Steve Dunwell)

“The ten out of a thousand entrepreneurial ideas that are amazing—we’ll find out what those are. And they will be the ones that dominate [in] the next generation.”

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Review: Barry Strauss’s “The War That Made the Roman Empire”

(Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville)

“Barry Strauss, America’s foremost popular classicist, brings the story of Actium to life in ways that rival and surpass Shakespeare’s tragedy Antony and Cleopatra and Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Cleopatra…”

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The Acute Danger of Iran’s Belligerence

“Our collective inability to push back against such a hateful worldview by holding Tehran accountable for the terror it is has funded and weaponized could soon prove to be a costly mistake.”

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If the Horseshoe Fits: Illiberalism Across the Political Spectrum

While far-right ideologues make no secret of their illiberalism, their counterparts on the Left tend to cloak theirs in the language of equality.”

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Will Marshall: Where Are the Moderates?

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“I don’t see a full, vigorous pivot by this President (and this White House) back toward the themes and approaches that Joe Biden articulated in his 2020 presidential race.”

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The Oversimplification of the American Founding

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“Devotion to reading non-politicized history and putting it into context is necessary and something to which we should diligently commit.”

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What Type of Religion Is Wokeness?

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“As we might expect, the Woke, often well educated and articulate, have generated their own convoluted and comprehensive ‘theology’ replete with saints and sinners, priests and heretics, and even their own kind of Heaven and Hell.”

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The Greatness of Ronald Reagan

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“With bloated bureaucracies and top marginal tax rates at 70% when he entered office, President Reagan also carried in his mind a basic script about overreach of the federal government that resonated with Americans after a decade of stagflation and presidential scandals.”

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A Decent Level for All: Economic Justice and Universal Basic Income

“Instituting UBI could help us to transcend traditional distinctions between the ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ poor that have shaped poverty policy for far too long.”

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Why We’ll Always Be Talking about George Orwell

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“It is a shame, though, that whenever Orwell reappears it is almost always in the context of his dystopian political novel.”

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Like in Ukraine, We Must Recognize Iranians’ Right to Resistance

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“Political leaders in the United States are increasingly recognizing the vitality and capabilities of the Iranian resistance movement and are looking for ways to empower it.”

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The Great American School Tragedy: The Coronavirus and Students

So while parents are generally satisfied with what schools did under trying and unprecedented circumstances, they have good reason to be worried about the pandemic’s effects on their children’s academic and emotional well-being.”

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