America Is under attack and its president doesn’t give a damn

By DAVID FRUM As the rest of America mourns the victims of the Parkland, Florida, massacre, President Trump took to Twitter. Not for him the rituals of grief. He is too consumed by rage and resentment. He interrupted his holidaying schedule at Mar-a-Lago only briefly, for a visit to a hospital where some of the […]

Iran Clearly Shows Its Imperial Ambitions in Syria

By Elliott Abrams In May, 2017 Major General Qassem Soleimani, chief of the Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps’ foreign operations branch known as the Qods Force, visited the Iraq/Syria border in the company of an Iran-backed Shia militia. A spokesman for the militia, called the Popular Mobilization Forces, was quoted in Newsweek : “This will be […]

How Christian Zionists got their man into the White House

Christian Zionists managed, through the positioning of Mike Pence and fellow believers in the White House, an incredible measure of influence over the most powerful nation on earth. by Morgan Strong On 18 July, US Vice President Mike Pence delivered the keynote speech at the annual summit of Christians United for Israel (CUFI). Founded in […]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s claims in his State of Union addres

WASHINGTON (AP) — The AP is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. Here’s a look at some of the claims we’ve examined: OPIOIDS TRUMP: Changes in immigration policies, including more border security, “will also support our response to the terrible crisis of opioid and drug addiction.” THE FACTS: Drugs being […]

Trump’s state of dis-union

By Timothy L. O’Brien The president of the United States will stand in the chamber of the House of Representatives this evening and read a speech that one of his aides, Stephen Miller, has prepared for him. If Donald Trump follows an annual tradition, he’ll assure the legislators, justices, military leaders and cabinet members gathered to […]

US Republicans and Democrats Grow Even Further Apart in Views of Israel, Palestinians, survey

The partisan divide in Middle East sympathies, for Israel or the Palestinians, is now wider than at any point since 1978. Currently, 79% of Republicans say they sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians, compared with just 27% of Democrats. Since 2001, the share of Republicans sympathizing more with Israel than the Palestinians has increased […]

The fall of Islamic extremism; the rise of Aramco

By Eddie Tam Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller, based on his work on “Narrative Economics”, which studied the effects that narratives and stories can have on the global economy, picks Donald Trump’s election victory in the US and the emerge of Artificial intelligence (AI) as the two ‘narratives’ supporting the market rally that began more […]

First anniversary: Trump has not made America great again. The country is more deeply divided

After one year in office, President Donald Trump has not made America great again. Instead, he has presided over a country that is more deeply divided along partisan lines, proposed staggeringly racist reforms to the immigration system, supported a tax bill that will see economic inequality grow, pulled the US out of the Paris Accord, […]