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How Mike Pence worked to protect freedom of the press

July 19, 2016  •  Fox News

Donald Trump's choice of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate brought a smile to my face. And not for the reason you may think. When I heard Pence described as a Tea Party acolyte, a "movement conservative" and "evangelical favorite" intended to shore up Trump's Republican base, I recalled that Pence had not always faithfully towed his party's line.

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Britain's next prime minister will be female. Suddenly it's women who rule (or may)

July 7, 2016  •  Fox News

Hillary Clinton. Angela Merkel of Germany. And now Theresa May of Britain. Women rule, or soon may, three of the world's most influential democracies.

They are not alone. Christine Lagarde, of France, heads the powerful International Monetary Fund, responsible for assuring the stability of the international financial system. In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister, is a rising star. The first minister of Northern Ireland is a woman. So is the leader, and former leader, of Britain's Green party. The next United Nations Secretary General might also be a woman.

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'To the End of the Land' Is Israel's Hottest Ticket

July 6, 2016  •  Tablet

For the first time in its modern history, Israel faces no imminent strategic threat, its generals say. If Israelis should be feeling more confident about their security and optimistic about the future, then why have they been flocking to a play based on an adaption of To the End of the Land, David Grossman's award-winning, deeply pessimistic novel about Israel's future?

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Moshe Ya'alon Says He'll Challenge Netanyahu in Next Election

June 16, 2016  •  Tablet

Hell hath no fury like a politician scorned.

Israel's former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon shook up Israeli politics on Thursday by announcing that he would challenge his former boss, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, for Israel's top job. Denouncing Netanyahu, though not by name, for having divided "Jews against Arabs, right against left...to get another month or another year in office," Ya'alon accused Israel's leadership of "blinding" Israelis with imaginary "existential threats," such as Iran to distract them from the serious economic and social justice issues confronting the country, including the high cost of living, racism, sexism, and income inequality.

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review of United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists

June 6, 2016  •  City Journal

In mid-April, President Barack Obama boasted that America and its allies were winning the fight against the Islamic State. In a rare visit to Central Intelligence Agency headquarters, Obama noted that though ISIS could still inflict "horrific violence," America's 11,500 air strikes had put the group on its heels. "We have momentum," the president said, "and we intend to keep that." Only days before, however, senior administration officials sounded gloomier about the state of the war. While American air strikes and other operations had killed 25,000 ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria, incinerated hundreds of millions of dollars that ISIS had stolen from banks and seized from kidnappings and extortion, forced it to cut salaries by a third, and taken back some territory it had seized in Iraq and Syria, the terror group now had roots in 15 countries and continued to expand its reach in Europe, North Africa, and Afghanistan. Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken told senators that despite the progress, America and its allies had failed to stop "the recruitment, radicalization, and mobilization of people, especially young people, to engage in terrorist activities." In February, James Clapper, President Obama's director of national intelligence, testified that ISIS remained not only the nation's "preeminent terrorist threat," but that al-Qaida and its affiliates were "positioned to make gains in 2016." ISIS, he said later, was a "phenomenon."

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Books by Judith Miller

Cover of The Story: A Reporter's Journey Cover of Germs Cover of God Has Ninety-Nine Names Cover of Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in the Gulf Cover of One, by One, by One

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