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You expressed having had "genuine concerns" about Hagel prior to your White House meeting with him; now is the moment for you to follow the dictates of your conscience.

Islamist Media Digitally Cover Prominent Western Women

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The Future of Conservatism After the 2012 Election

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Boston Bombing Lesson: Ban Niqabs and Burqas

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Conspiracy Theories Triumphant in Turkey

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Mainstream Jewish Institutions Honor Anti-Zionists

What is it about Jewish organizations that they acclaim their opponents?

Impressions of the Veep Debate

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Has Iran Gained a Foothold in the Arabian Peninsula?

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Pretending Tel Aviv Is the Capital of Israel

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Daniel Pipes: Superficiality Reigns Before the Election

It happens every four years, as U.S. presidential elections roll around: I feel like a stranger. That's because news reports blare out what's not of interest: trivial statistics (171,000 jobs added in October; jobless rate up 0.1 percent to 7.9 percent), biographical irrelevancies (claims that Romney outsourced jobs to other countries when at Bain Capital), and forgettable gaffes (Obama saying that "Voting is the best revenge"). This limited discussion misses the main points.

Annexing the West Bank Would Hurt Israel

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A Century of African-American Islam

White racists invented the idea that accomplished black Americans are not Africans but "Moors."

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Barack Obama's approach pulls the United States back from its customary adult role and has it join the children.

An Israeli Apology to Turkey

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Romney Stumbles on Foreign Policy

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The Opposition (or Lack thereof) to Hagel

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Innocents Abroad Build Foreign Armies

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