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Washington Post
The essential tradeoff in the Republican tax bill, in one chart Republicans are paying for a permanent cut for corporations with an under-the-radar tax increase on individuals.
By Andrew Van Dam


The Washington Post
The tax bill would usher in a dire future - - If the Republican tax plan passes Congress, it will mark a watershed for the United States. The medium- and long-term effects of the plan will be a massive drop in public investment
By Fareed Zakari


The Foreign Policy
Whos afraid of a balance of power The United States is ignoring the most basic principle of international relations, to its own detriment.
By Stephen M. Walt


The Foreign Affairs
Israel draws a redline in Syria - - Will Russia Prevent an Iran-Israel Showdown
By Meir Javedanfar


The New York Times
The G.O.Ps legislative lemons - - If the public opposes a law, you can bet the Republicans support it. Why
By Michael Tomasky


The Foreign Affairs
Congos slide into chaos - - How a State Fails
By Stuart A. Reid


The Washington Post
Already our worst president - - Trumps Moore endorsement sunk the presidency to unplumbed depths
By George F. Will


The Christian Science Monitor
What Doug Jones win means for Democrats - - In the wake of Alabama's deeply contentious election, signals may be growing of voter interest in candidates who do not have sharp elbows.
By Francine Kiefer


 
Argument
The Foreign Policy
From Bahrain to Jerusalem - - A Bahraini delegation's trip to Israel is the latest sign of the Gulf monarchies burgeoning alliance with the Jewish state
By Simon Henderson

Iran - U.S. Nuclear Deal
The Foreign Policy
Warning to congress - bad Iran legislation is worse than no Iran legislation - - President Trump can not let the House and Senate play politics with Iranian nuclear deal.
By Richard Goldberg

News Analysis
Christian Science Monitor
In Alabama a spotlight moment for history - and future Who are Alabamians - For many voters, Tuesdays election reflects how they see themselves, and how they are perceived. it is a statement about the states identity.
By Francine Kiefer

Asking for Justice
The Washington Post
Fairfax County board of supervisors asks FBI for Answers, video in park police killing of Bijan Ghaiser - - In a letter to the FBI, the countys Board of Supervisors have called for - complete transparency - in the Nov. 17 killing of Bijan Ghaisar.
By Tom Jackman

News Analysis
The New York Times
Steve Mnuchin pulls a Paul Ryan - - A Treasury report on tax cuts thats a sick joke, but very much in the modern G.O.P. tradition
By Paul Krugman

Opinions
The New Republic
Paper tiger - - Why the media should not be distracted by Trumps attacks on them
By Alex Shephard

Report
The New York Times
Europe must work with Iran - - The United States seems committed to belligerence in the Middle East. Europe can help de-escalate.
By Mohammad Javad Zarif

Analysis
The New Republic
Trumps artless dealmaking could doom peace for Israel and Palestine - - The president declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, delivering on a campaign promise to his evangelical supporters.
By Eric Cartellessa

News Analysis
The New York Times
The G.O.P. is rotting - - The party is selling its soul, doing harm to every cause it purports to serve
By David Brooks

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Trump just sabotaged his own peace process - - The president has ended any hope that the United States can broker a diplomatic solution in the Holy Land.
By Khaled Elegindy

News Analysis
The New York Times
Trump, Israel and the art of the give away - - I have never seen a president give up so much to so many for so little.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Israel - Jerusalem Embassy
The Foreign Affairs
Trump and holy land - - First, Do No Harm
By Dana H. Allin and Steven N. Simon

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Trump to announce recognition of Jerusalem - - The administration risks riling the region to fulfill a campaign promise
By Rhys Dubin, Robbie Gramer

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Trumps Utah moves highlight old tensions over public lands - - Where does America stand on the issue of protecting iconic landscapes versus exploiting national resources? National monuments have been a proving ground for that debate for more than a century.
By Amanda Paulson

Opinions
The New York Times
Do not prosecute Trump, impeach him - - There is a constitutional tool for ousting a corrupt president.
By John Yoo & Saikrishna Peaksh

Analysis
The Washington Post
Kushner says Middleast peace is essential to thwarting Iran and Islamist extrimism - - At a Washington forum, presidentís son-in-law provided no details about the administrations peace initiative
By Karen DeYoung and Loveday Morris

Israel
The Christian Science Monitor
In Israel Stav Shaffir Targets closed culture - - n a political system accustomed to backroom deals and minimal oversight, a young politician is making a name for herself with an in-your-face approach to governing and a commitment to transparency and tackling corruption.
By Dina Kraft

Israel - Jerusalem Embassy
The Washington Post
Pence says Trump working on Pledge to put embassy in Jerusalem - - Such a move would put Trump at odds with military and diplomatic advisers and close allies
By Anne Gearan

Iran - Russia
The Foreign Affairs
Iran and Russia, growing apart - - Rising Dissent Over the IRGCs Militias
By Alex Vatanka

Iran -- Hostages
The Washington Post
Irans new videos of U.S. British prisonars show Tehran angling for influence - - The videos broadcast Sunday focused on a Princeton University graduate student who was conducting historical research in Iran and an Iranian-British charity worker who was visiting family
By Carol Morello


Opinions
The New York Times
The global economy is parting like it is 2008 - - The factors that caused the Great Recession are at play again today.
By Desmond LaChman

Opinions
The Washington Post
The GOPs haste will make waste - - The tax bill is a Rubiks Cube of potential problems, but the difficulties begin with the fact that it has been pushed through Congress in two months without hearings or careful analysis.
By David Ignatius

News Analysis
The New York Times
Alabama says no to Trumps tribalism -- This was a real sign of health.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Immigration - Travel Ban
The Christian Science Monitor
Sifting law and policy as U.S. travel ban nears resolution - - The Trump administration's travel ban has had a bumpy road through the courts. But that could be changing. As the plan is written with more legal care, courts are showing more deference to the presidents national security powers.
By Henry Gass

Trump - State Department
The Foreign Policy
U.S diplomats resignation signals wider exodus from State Department - - One diplomats stinging resignation letter offers a glimpse into declining morale at the State Department
By Dan De Luce, Robbie Gramer

India
The New York Times
Hate smears Indias symbol of love, the Taj Mahal - - Powerful Hindu extremists are so obsessed with demonizing Muslims that they are deprecating the nation's unifying cultural treasure.
By The Editorial Board

Report
The Foreign Policy
White House names Trum loyalist to Iran policy job at state department - - The Trump administrationís pick for the Iran post will likely back a more aggressive stance
By Robbie Gramer & Dan De Luce

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Here is how Obama and Trump stocked the Saudi - Iranian rivalry - - The United States should find a more effective way to deter Tehran and restrain Riyadh.
By Ilan Goldberg

Opinions
The New Republic
How a Democracy dies - - Donald Trumpís contempt for American political institutions is only the latest chapter in a history of opportunistic attacks against them.
By Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

News Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Jerusalem - Symbolism, Substance, and questions about Americas regional - - President Trump sees himself as a powerful disruptor who can break through ossified positions. His formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will put that role to a high-stakes test.
By Howard LaFranchi

Report
The Washington Post
An innocent Iranian man is dead. But how - - It is unacceptable that the authorities have draped a veil of secrecy over the death of the driver, Bijan C. Ghaisar of McLean, a 25-year-old accountant born and raised in Virginia who had no reported history of violence or serious criminality.
By The Editorial Board

News Analysis
The New York Times
Obsession with Iran is driving the Mideast and the U.S. crazy - - If there is a common denominator explaining so many recent events in the Middle East — actions by Saudi Arabia, the U.S., Syria, Israel and Yemen — it can be expressed in one word - Iran
By Thomas L. Friedman

IRAQ
The Foreign Affairs
Mission still not accomplished in Iraq - - Why the United States Should Not Leave
By Emma Sky

Middle East - Future Peace
The New York Times
Talk of peace plan that snubs Palestinians roils Middle East - - A plan that the Saudi crown prince was said to foist on the Palestinians would offer them limited sovereignty and deny them Jerusalem as the capital.
By Anne Barnard, David M. Halbfinger & Peter Baker

Opinions
The New York Times
A fractured 2017 -- As the world lurches into a new year, peace feels fragile and the truth is blurred
By Roger Cohen

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
This is how every genocide begins - - Why Trumps most un-American moment can not be overlooked.
By Daniel Altman

Saudi Arabia - Internal Affairs
The New York Times
When elite get a taste of their own medicine - - Saudi Arabias rich had long been immune to the kingdoms brutal system. Not anymore.
By Sara Leah Whitson

Opinions
The New Republic
The Media still does not know to cover a bankrupt GOP - - The Republican Partys big tax reform package is nothing less than a massive scandal. So where is the outrage
By Alex Shepard

Opinions
The New York Times
Forgot Trump and discover the world - - For instance, India can teach us the power of digitized data.
By Thomas L. Friedman

News Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Why ISIS mosque attack in Egypt could backfire - - Evil can overplay its hand. The ISIS attack in Egypt last weekend was so horrific that it has stripped away the support of groups that otherwise might have been inclined to make excuses for it.
By Taylor Luck



    
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