Democrats wrestle with themselves over how forcefully to condemn anti-Semitism in their ranks. The press publishes a variety of reports that are touted as bad news for Trump but seem only to redound to his benefit. And what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption scandal could mean for his government and his country.

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  1. Eugene Kriegsmann Member

    This problem with the Dems is classically intersectionality. They are supporting Omar because on the list of victims, according to the left, Muslims, particularly female Black Muslims, are higher on the victim scale than Jews. Expecting the Dems to see the idiocy of this is woeful optimism.

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    • March 6, 2019, at 1:50 PM PDT
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  2. Daniel Sterman Listener

    Noah’s rant 47 minutes in was pure gold.

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    • March 6, 2019, at 11:06 PM PDT
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  3. Daniel Sterman Listener

    To jump in on the “five factoids wrong”:

    It’s not true that Livni was asked to form the coalition first after the 2009 elections and failed. Rather, Bibi was asked to form the coalition first despite Livni’s party having more seats. The reason is because most of the parties recommended Bibi during the consultations with the president, who determined in advance that Livni would likely not be able to form a coalition and therefore Bibi should get first crack at it.

    What John may have been thinking of was Livni’s failure to form a coalition before the election, when she was first tapped to replace Ehud Olmert as prime minister. Her failure to do so is in fact what triggered the election in the first place.

    Also, Olmert did in fact face the voters, in the election in 2006.

    His analysis of each of the indictments against Bibi also had various inaccuracies, some that depicted the facts as being worse for Bibi and others that depicted the facts as being better. In fact, overall, something was a little bit weird with John this episode. Generally, I rarely disagree with his logic, but I found myself doing so over and over this episode. Maybe he really was tired after editing 5000-word pieces :)

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    • March 7, 2019, at 2:09 AM PDT
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  4. James Hageman Member

    Ok. I haven’t received a paper Commentary since I received a gift subscription for Christmas; no problem–I have it online. But now I hear of these “riches.” Where, online, can I put in a request?

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    • March 7, 2019, at 8:39 AM PDT
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  5. rdowhower Coolidge

    I just wish I was as smart as Noah and talked as good too. Then maybe I could understand complex issues like trade deficits and write a book that doesn’t say anything common sense doesn’t already know. Where did they find him? Thank goodness there are some adults in the room with him.

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    • March 7, 2019, at 1:26 PM PDT
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  6. Joseph Eagar Member

    rdowhower (View Comment):

    I just wish I was as smart as Noah and talked as good too. Then maybe I could understand complex issues like trade deficits and write a book that doesn’t say anything common sense doesn’t already know. Where did they find him? Thank goodness there are some adults in the room with him.

    Noah’s like a left-wing caricature of an elitist right-wing libertarian. It’s almost hilarious.

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    • March 10, 2019, at 1:20 PM PDT
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