Opinion

The U.S. Risks Losing an Arctic Cold War

Last August, a Russian tanker sailed direct from Norway to South Korea through the Arctic Ocean, the first time such a ship had done so without an icebreaker escort. It…

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Remember the Pueblo

On your next vacation in Pyongyang, be sure to visit the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, formerly known as the USS Pueblo. The Pueblo is the only American vessel being…

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Donald Trump’s Global Warming

The media is not fake, as President Trump says constantly; it’s just plain pathetic. They have gone from reporting the news to influencing the news to becoming the news to…

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Why Didn’t Saba Return to Poland?

Saba, z”l, lived in Poland until he was 25. The first 20 years of his life passed pleasantly in the company of his father, mother, brothers and sisters. Then came…

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Without Immigration, America Will Stagnate

Message to Republicans: You can be pro-growth. You can be anti-immigration. But, honestly, you can’t be both. Now, within the immigration debate, there are a lot of questions with no…

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Democrats Are Coming Unhinged Over the Trump Economy

What a remarkable contrast: President Donald Trump was in command at Davos talking about economic growth and prosperity, while House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and disgraced former Democratic National…

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The U.S. Must Side With Turkey in Syria

In better times, the Afrin district in northwest Syria is well known for its beautiful and plentiful olive orchards. Today it is the epicenter of Middle Eastern great-power politics, as…

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A Warrior Who Understood the Borders

There was nothing about General Doron Rubin’s brisk pace to give away his age. The man running along the hills — in his sandalim — was 70 years old, yet…

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Hazards, Hazards Everywhere

My first earthquake was, as you might imagine, unsettling. I was part of a yeshivah in Northern California in the 1970s, and my wife and I spent our first five…

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Two Good Reasons to Legalize the Dreamers

Legislation requires bargaining, and bargaining requires bargaining chips, which are evaluated, offered, withdrawn and exchanged until consensus is achieved. Give me more rights to offshore drilling, and I’ll support your…

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In Venezuela, Money Has Stopped Working

A friend recently sent me a photograph that tells a powerful story about the situation Venezuelans find themselves in now. It’s not a very good picture, really, just a blurry…

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A Work Requirement for Medicaid Isn’t ‘Cruel’

“The Trump administration’s action today is cruel,” Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) said. The new policy is “the latest salvo of the Trump administration’s war on health care,” according to a…

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Let the Lights Shine in Yehudah and Shomron

Rabbi Elyakim Levanon, the Rav of Eilon Moreh in the Shomron, put it best. “So much blessing filled you,” he said, addressing Rabbi Raziel Shevach, Hy”d, who died last week…

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Remarkable Bordering on Incredible

Senator Orrin G. Hatch’s announcement of his retirement at the end of the year brought me back to the summer of 1995. That’s when I returned to my family’s former…

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Why Kim Jong Un Wanted the Korea Talks

Last year Kim Jong Un shocked the world with the unexpected speed of his nuclear missile development, his brutal crackdown on apparent rivals and suspicions that he ordered the assassination…

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