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In Egypt, Meeting with Sunni Muslim Leaders, Pope Francis Must Speak Up

Nina Shea

He should ask them to define and clarify key Islamic terms that terrorist groups use to recruit members....

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100 Days in and the Reichstag Hasn’t Burned Yet

Walter Russell Mead

Those prophesying apocalyptic doom under President Trump have not come out looking so good....

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A Good Year for Leftist Journalist Victor Navasky

Ronald Radosh

This propagandist is known for overtly biased and incorrect journalism....

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Números Punzantes

Jaime Daremblum

Donald Trump está dolido. Y no es para menos. ...

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Mattis' Balancing Act: Managing America’s Middle East Allies

Husain Haqqani

During his ongoing whistle-stop tour of the Middle East, U.S. Defense secretary General Jim Mattis, faces the difficult task of building an effective ...

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The Vanishing Liberal Arts Degree

Walter Russell Mead

Students are majoring in liberal arts at the lowest rate since 1948—and maybe even since 1900, depending on how you look at things....

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Trump's First 100 Days: China Policy

Michael Pillsbury

Rachel Martin talks to China expert Michael Pillsbury about the administration's early dealings with China....

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We Can Defang the North Korean Threat

Arthur Herman

We have the technology and the diplomatic muscle. We just need to put them to work....

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Macron Wins the First Round

Walter Russell Mead

Will a win for the "radical center" signal anything more than a slow decline of the status quo toward failure?...

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Paying for Silicon Valley’s Transit Upgrade

Walter Russell Mead

If federalism means anything at all, it means that states and cities should, unless some grave emergency exists, be responsible for their own transit ...

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Reflections on Holocaust Memorial Day

Lela Gilbert

This is Yom HaShoah, the Day of the Shoah – Holocaust Memorial Day – when Israel stops and remembers Adolf Hitler's 6 million Jewish victims....

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End of the Honeymoon

Irwin M. Stelzer

The impending end of Donald Trump's break-in period is as good a time as any to see where he will go from here....

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Want Manufacturing Jobs? Try the Ryan-Brady Tax Plan

Thomas J. Duesterberg

There are three main elements of the Ryan-Brady plan that would give a major boost to the industrial sector....

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Iran on Notice

Lee Smith

Critics of the deal should probably see certification not as a disappointment, but as a delay....

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Why Beijing Pussyfoots Around Pyongyang

Walter Russell Mead

China and the US retain fundamentally different assumptions about the Kim regime's vulnerability....

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About That Phone Call to Erdogan …

Lee Smith

The outrage generated by Trump's gesture is really indicative of the damage Obama did to American Middle East policy....

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One Way to Prevent Peace Between Pakistan and India

Husain Haqqani

Putting an Indian on Pakistan’s death row will easily scuttle momentum for a détente....

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Kim y sus Torres

Jaime Daremblum

Kim Jong-un, jefe supremo de Corea del Norte, posee una cualidad que es clave para comprender su poder indisputable en el gobierno, las fuerzas armada...

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Europe's Discontented Turks

Walter Russell Mead

Turks in Europe’s most liberal countries overwhelmingly voted for illiberalism in Turkey’s referendum....

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Bill McKibben Calls Out Green Hypocrisy

Walter Russell Mead

The environmentalist has no love lost for Canada's Justin Trudeau....

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The Blighting of Europe Proceeds Apace

Walter Russell Mead

Southern Europe's economic woes have sent birthrates plummeting, as one crisis begets another....

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Tillerson Comes into His Own

Walter Russell Mead

Reports of the Secretary of State's isolation have been greatly exaggerated....

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China Fails to Break Its Addiction

Walter Russell Mead

...to old-fashioned economic stimulus and real estate....

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How U.K. Could be Safe from a U.S. Currency and Trade Offensive against Europe

Brendan Brown

As long as the euro continues to exist it will likely remain a manipulated currency....

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The Trump Presidency: Now and After Day 100

Irwin M. Stelzer

In two weeks Donald Trump will serve his one-hundredth day as President of the United States of America. He approaches that milestone with an approval...

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Reading Trump's Foreign Policy Shifts

Walter Russell Mead

With Russian rapprochement stalled, Trump has embarked on another uphill effort: peeling China away from North Korea....

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Shooting at Monsters

Lee Smith

Making sense of who did—and did not—support President Trump's airstrikes against Syria, including John Kerry...

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ISIS Palm Sunday Bombing in Alexandria: Coptic Christians' Endless Struggle for Survival

Samuel Tadros

ISIS's horrific bombing of an Alexandria Coptic church on Palm Sunday was nothing new; the Copts have been persecuted for thousands of years....

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What Did Trump Accomplish with the MOAB?

Michael Pregent

The military dropped the 'Mother of All Bombs,' its largest non-nuclear bomb on an ISIS tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan. ...

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Trump Plays the Trade Card for Help on North Korea

Walter Russell Mead

Trump's pitch to Xi—concessions on trade for cooperation on North Korea—offers key insights into his worldview....

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What Palm Sunday Means to Egypt's Copts

Samuel Tadros

Christianity was born in pain in the country. An attack on a holy day is another bloody symbol of its beginnings....

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Keep Ahead of North Korea: Redesign U.S. Missile Defense

Richard Weitz

Empower the Pentagon to pursue these homeland defense goals with new flexibility....

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The Magic Disappearing $100 Billion Climate Fund

Walter Russell Mead

This is the house of cards that the last Administration claimed was a big piece of its green legacy....

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¿Paz en Siria?

Jaime Daremblum

La lluvia de misiles que Estados Unidos lanzó contra una base aérea en la provincia siria de Idlib, el jueves, debió resonar claramente para el dic...

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Domestic Discontent Spreading in Russia and Belarus

Hannah Thoburn

With Yankovych’s takedown from power three years ago in mind, Presidents Lukashenka and Putin are facing growing and widespread domestic resistance...

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Sizing Each Other Up: A Post-mortem on the Trump-Xi Summit

Seth Cropsey

Actions, as Mr. Xi certainly understands, speak louder than words....

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From Responsibility to Protect to Slave Markets

Walter Russell Mead

Desperate African migrants trying to reach Europe are being bought and sold on slave markets in Libya. ...

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How Trump's Syria Missile Strike Could Transform the Middle East

Arthur Herman

There’s an emerging Israeli–Sunni alliance against the Damascus–Tehran axis, and the U.S. needs to lead it....

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Religious Vigilantism Might Hurt India's Global Stature

Aparna Pande

The new trend of imposing a narrow vision of a Hindu India is only likely to lose India friends and admirers around the world....

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Think Tanks and Institutional Reform: Remarks on Receiving the Bradley Prize

Christopher DeMuth

Our decades of work in advancing better policy ideas have now brought us to a new journey, that of reconstituting our political institutions...

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Passover – The Remembrance of Suffering, Enslavement and God-Given Freedom

Lela Gilbert

The Jewish people are reminded, year in and year out, of their long and painful history as they observe their holy holidays – particularly Passover....

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Analysis on Egypt's Church Bombings

Nina Shea

Nina Shea joins EWTN News Nightly for analysis on the ISIS church bombings in Egypt....

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Trump's Conundrum: What Policy Will He Adopt After the Bombing?

Ronald Radosh

Will the president now work for regime change or was the attack just a one-time incident?...

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Did Putin Get the Message?

Lee Smith

The primary addressee of the U.S. missile strike on Syrian airfield wasn't Assad, but Russia....

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Labor Pains

Irwin M. Stelzer

The American economy added a mere 98,000 jobs last month, less than half the number expected. Not good enough for President Trump....

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In Striking Syria, Trump Made All the Right Calls

Walter Russell Mead

After this week, American opponents will sweat a bit more, but there are bigger challenges to come....

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America Is Back

Michael Doran

The hardest work is still to come: rebuilding the coalition that can stabilize the Middle East region....

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What the Syria Strikes Mean

Walter Russell Mead et al.

A strong message was sent to Xi and Putin—in that order....

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Independent, Liberal Universities Under Attack in Eastern Europe

Hannah Thoburn

Governments in Russia and Hungary threaten to close two independent universities. Western leaders should stand up and speak out....

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Common Defense Through Missile Defense

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

North Korea may be preparing its sixth nuclear test since 2006 and conducting three missile launches since President Trump’s inauguration. Iran has ...

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What China's Xi Knows

Arthur Herman

As President Trump meets China's Xi Jinping, it's worth remembering how Democrats behave when foreign powers try to influence a presidential election...

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How 'Mr. Wilson's War' Shaped the World Order

Arthur Herman

The legacy of World War I is still with us 100 years later....

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U.S. and Turkey Headed for Showdown

Eric B. Brown

A scenario President Harry S. Truman once feared -- the fall of Turkey to tyranny and outside coercion -- seems near...

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Pesadillas Nucleares

Jaime Daremblum

Los antagonismos históricos entre la India y Pakistán se han traducido en rivalidades bélicas, particularmente, nucleares. Las tensiones que caract...

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Trump Continues to Ignore Monetary Policy — And It Will Cost Him

Brendan Brown

We’re now three months into the new administration and more than a year on from the start of a powerful late-cycle monetary stimulus by the Federal Re...

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Consumers Will Still Have Choices

Robert M. McDowell

FCC’s privacy regime created more questions than it answered....

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Trump Begins Critical Week of Foreign Policy

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Hudson Institute Fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs weighs in on President Trump's meeting with the leaders of Egypt, Jordan, and China...

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How Pakistan is Courting the Abyss

Aparna Pande

Ever since the 1990s analysts and authors have spoken about Pakistan’s multiple crises and referred to it as the failed or failing state....

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Whither Tax Reform?

Irwin M. Stelzer

Nothing erodes the power of a bully as much as a victory by those he threatens. ...

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It's About Time for Congress to Improves the Copyright Office

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

A bill, H.R. 1695, sponsored by Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is moving through the House of Representatives. It has the p...

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Why Steve Bannon's Divide-and-Conquer Strategy Doesn't Work

Ronald Radosh

Trump has adopted Bannon's aggressive posture against perceived enemies....

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Cracks in the Gorsuch Blockade

Walter Russell Mead

It's looking more likely that the Senate will avoid an institution-rattling showdown over President Trump's first Supreme Court nomination....

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Hatred, Courage and the Israeli-Saudi Connection

Lela Gilbert

The story of a young Saudi intellectual who visited Jerusalem, then wrote an open letter to his generation with the hope of political transformation...

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Crunch Time for South Africa and the ANC

Walter Russell Mead

Jacob Zuma has ousted his independent finance minister, as part of a massive cabinet reshuffle that has many in his own party crying foul...

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Stubborn Germany Rejects Trade Criticism

Walter Russell Mead

Berlin’s self-righteousness on economic matters is understandable. But times are changing and Germany politics have to keep up if the EU is to survive...

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How Obama's White House Weaponized Media against Trump

Michael Doran

At stake is a core principle of our democracy: that elected representatives control the government, and not vice versa....

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Growth Expectations Stir Unrest In Ivory Coast

Walter Russell Mead

Events in Ivory Coast remind us that rising expectations produce more revolutions than poverty....

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Premios y Méritos

Jaime Daremblum

Mucho me complació el anuncio del Museo en Memoria del Holocausto, en Washington, sobre el escogimiento de la canciller alemana, Ángela Merkel, como...

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Blue Model Devours Italian Innovation

Walter Russell Mead

Some creative Italians have found a way to beat their country's job-destroying Euro woes—and the powers that be have immediately organized to crush it...

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Trump's Message to Germany Outweighs Its Method of Delivery

Irwin M. Stelzer

It seems that President Trump handed German Chancellor Angela Merkel a bill when she visited the United States—for almost $400 million. ...

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The Putinocracy's Corruption Problem

Walter Russell Mead

But this weekend's protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power....

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Why the UK Had to Crack Down on the UN's Anti-Israel Hypocrisy, Duplicity and Dishonesty

Ron Prosor

How Britain’s principled stance shows it can play a leading role in restoring credibility to the United Nations...

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An Interview with Elliott Green

Lee Smith

A painter's painter talks about his art, artists, and Instagram....

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A Presidency Full of Energy

Irwin M. Stelzer

When America sneezes, the world catches a cold. When our Federal Reserve Board raises interest rates, world currencies move, commodity prices jump or ...

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The Cartel That Failed

Irwin M. Stelzer

OPEC is caught between shale and a hard place....

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How Will Trump Respond to Failure?

Walter Russell Mead

A more important question than whether the botched health bill passes the House....

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How to Defeat ISIS

Lee Smith

The anti-ISIS campaign cannot succeed without vigilance against Iran and its allies....

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Teaching by Numbers

Irwin M. Stelzer

Is there a better way to learn how the world works?...

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On Healthcare, GOP Should Think Long-Term

Walter Russell Mead

The GOP Congressional caucus is in chaos as it tries to ram through Obamacare repeal....

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A Q&A with Filmmaker Evan Oppenheimer

Lee Smith

Lee Smith speaks with Evan Oppenheimer about his latest movie, the city where he filmed it, and the gifts of Florence, including calcio storico....

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Israel Strikes Again in Syria

Walter Russell Mead

Israel's latest strikes against Hezbollah are likely to be cheered by the Sunnis....

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GOP Tax Cut Shows Why Administrative State Needs Pruning

Walter Russell Mead

But zealots who want to burn down the whole administrative state have it wrong....

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Europe Is Eroding from the South

Walter Russell Mead

The most serious challenge to the European project is not in the Netherlands or France....

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The New Era in China-U.S. Relations Begins

Seth Cropsey

President Trump pledged to make America great again. Standing firm on U.S. assurances to Taiwan will be a large step toward achieving this....

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Israel, Fake News and the 'Apartheid State'

Lela Gilbert

Thanks to the willful blindness of various journalists, diplomats and anti-Israel activists, apartheid accusation against Israel has never disappeared...

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Los Avatares de Erdogan

Jaime Daremblum

Como es ampliamente sabido, Turquía está convulsionada por los planes de su autoritario presidente, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, de realizar un referendo e...

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GM Prepares For A Future In Which Americans Don’t Own Cars

Harry Zieve Cohen

Launching a "Netflix for cars" plan is the Detroit automaker's latest step toward a brave new world....

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A Conversation with Novelist, Screenwriter, and Director Michael Tolkin

Lee Smith

Michael Tolkin is one of America's greatest living novelists—and way too underappreciated, perhaps because of his successes in other genres. ...

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The Department of Pay-for-Slay

Douglas J. Feith & Sander Gerber

How the Palestinian Authority not only incites terrorist murder—but supports it with U.S. tax dollars...

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Conspiracy Thinking and Our Deteriorating Liberal Order

Harry Zieve Cohen

People believe in conspiracies when their ideas and ideologies fail to explain reality....

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The Political Ripples to Trump and Health Care Reform

Irwin M. Stelzer

The president's health care reform and his radical budget: RIP....

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Why Not an Auction?

Irwin M. Stelzer

A modest immigration proposal....

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No More "Strategic Patience" on North Korea

Walter Russell Mead

Speaking in Seoul, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ruled out new negotiations with the Norks while raising the implicit threat of pre-emptive strikes...

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As We Work to Eradicate ISIS, Iraq's Christians, Yizidis Need Our Help Now More Than Ever

Nina Shea

A few brave Christian and Yizidi genocide survivors are straggling back to the rubble that was once their homes and businesses in Iraq....

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The Grey Lady Soft Pedals Richard Falk

Walter Russell Mead

NYT bias and laziness does a disservice to Israel, America, and UN officials who did the right thing....

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Will Trump Side With Democrats on Prescription Drug Prices?

Ronald Radosh

He appears to have more allies on the left for this issue....

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