Recent Times Columns:
- Syria, Obama and Putin
September 30th 2015
It’s better to be wary of getting involved in Syria than rushing to do so.
- Politicians Seeing Evil, Hearing Evil, Speaking Evil
September 23rd 2015
A new film about Yitzhak Rabin’s 1995 assassination in Israel could serve as a warning about Donald Trump and Ben Carson’s divisive, bigoted campaigns.
- Iran Deal Players’ Report Cards
September 16th 2015
It’s time to rate the performances of a number of the people who worked hard to get the agreement or to stop it.
- Walls, Borders, a Dome and Refugees
September 9th 2015
The fallout of collapsing countries continues to spill into our orderly world, and just isolating ourselves won’t change that.
- Our Radical Islamic BFF, Saudi Arabia
September 2nd 2015
The greatest purveyors of radical Islam aren’t the Iranians, as a general says. The Saudis win that title hands down.
- Bonfire of the Assets, With Trump Lighting Matches
August 26th 2015
China burns money for its stock market, Russia burns food as a nationalist distraction and the U.S. is now burning pluralism for politics.
- The World’s Hot Spot
August 19th 2015
Mideast governments that are often focused on bloody conflicts are being stressed by the pressures brought on by Mother Nature.
- If I Were an Israeli Looking at the Iran Deal
August 12th 2015
My thinking as an Israeli grocer would be different from as an Israeli general, and that would be still different from as the prime minister.