Israel's Ambassador Speaks at the Adelson Primary

Netanyahu's appointee Ron Dermer shows his Partisan Colors

Eyes rolled in Washington, especially among Democrats, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Ron Dermer to succeed Michael Oren as the Ambassador to the United States. Dermer, an American who migrated to Israel in 1997, was a protégé of Republican pollster Frank Luntz, with whom he worked on the 1994 “Contract with America.” As one of Netanyahu’s chief advisors – he is sometimes called “Bibi’s Brain” – he solidified Netanyahu’s ties to American Republicans.

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Mitch McConnell Bleeds Red. Why Can’t He Admit It?

An only-in-Kentucky college basketball gaffe reveals the senator’s true problem

A Mitch McConnell web video accidentlly used Duke instead of Kentucky players. The superficial gaffe has become a huge political issue, and revealed deep truths about the Senate minority leader.

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Sending a Bunch of Fulbright Scholars Overseas Is Not 'Soft Diplomacy.'

But there are better reasons not to axe the program

Sending Fulbright Scholars Abroad Is Not 'Soft Diplomacy.' But There Are Better Reasons Not to Axe the Program

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Sure, it's good news that 6 million have signed up on the exchanges. But there's such a long way to go.

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Bill Nye, the Climate Guy

A kids' TV star is liberals' most effective spokesman against right-wing science skeptics

D.C. Democrats are often pretty bad at debating right-wing science skeptics. Be grateful that a kids' TV star has stepped into the void. 

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Few people are willing to speak up for disempowered Muslim Brotherhood members.

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The experts predicted lots of people would sign up at the last minute. Looks like those experts were right.

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Yes, the 300-page report on Bridgegate was a whitewash. But there were some interesting tidbits in it nonetheless.

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Extend unemployment insurance? That would bust the budget. Help doctors avoid pay cuts? That's another story....

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We think we have a handle on LBJ—the raw ambition, the animal physicality, the gaping insecurities—but for the most part, we’re just redrawing the cartoon.

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