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Hariri’s return to Lebanon: A moment of truth

The fact that Mr. Hariri announced that he would leave his wife and children in the kingdom when he returns to Beirut will reinforce suspicion of Saudi arm twisting should he, once back in the Lebanese capital, move forward with his resignation.

Saad Hariri

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The Extra-Legal Backstop for a Dangerous President

Robert Mugabe

The military in Zimbabwe announced yesterday that it had arrested the country’s president, Robert Mugabe. While a military spokesman denied that a military takeover was underway, all signs indicate that he is lying.

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Termites of justice

Robert Mueller

The initial grand jury indictments in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation have dropped like a box of rocks and include something called “Conspiracy against the United States.” Which sounds like “fake news” the same way “flesh- eating bacteria” sounds like a prescription.

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A Sober View of the Virginia and New Jersey Elections

Virginia and New Jersey Elections

After a year of undermining our democratic institutions (independent judiciary, free media); dividing our society; continuing Obama’s worst foreign policy mistake (arming the Saudi war in Yemen); dismantling the most innovative parts of the Federal bureaucracy; and governing by sneering rhetoric glossing over muddling, semi-secret maneuvering, the right wing—its biases now unambiguously exposed to the light of day—got 45% of the vote for governor of Virginia and 42% for governor of New Jersey.

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Quit Worrying about the Russians in Our Borderless World

tillerson-lavrov

Is American society so fragile that a few “divisive” ads, news stories, commentaries, and even lies — perhaps emanating from Russia — threaten to plunge it into darkness?

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