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As the War in Gaza Rages, Netanyahu Tightens His Grip on the Media

Journalism Under Attack

These incidents fit a pattern of Israel’s right-wing government seeking to put down protest, control the media and curtail press freedom. Those attempts, however, are long-standing and predate the start of the war in Gaza last October.

The Gospel of Gun Rights in the Age of Trump

America’s Gun Mythology

The gun rights movement has hardened under Trump’s watch, and he has benefited from that hardening. Groups from neo-Nazis to the National Rifle Association have radicalized gun owners by spreading myths that demonize gun control. Pro-gun ideologues and leaders have invented their own gospel of gun rights.

A Capacious and Confident Trumpism Struts Its Stuff

A Capacious and Confident Trumpism Struts Its Stuff

The supremely self-assured MAGA party need not apologize to the Wall Street scions and corporate donors when Vance calls them robber barons. The RNC need not answer to the deeply offended evangelicals calling Harmeet Dhillon a satanist. Trump and his advisers can now mix and match political elements as they see fit.

Trump’s Second Coming — With Meredith McCarroll and Danny Postel

Trump’s Second Coming — With Meredith McCarroll and Danny Postel

On this week’s episode of The Lede, host Faisal Al Yafai catches up with New Lines politics editor Danny Postel from the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, and Meredith McCarroll, author of a New Lines profile of J.D. Vance, the senator recently announced as Donald Trump’s running mate.

Malcolm X and the Difficulties of Diplomacy

Malcolm X and the Difficulties of Diplomacy

In 1964, Malcolm X embarked on a 23-week journey across Africa and the Middle East. The ambitious campaign of personal diplomacy to raise awareness of racism in the United States would transform his religious and political outlook but also reveal the limits of postcolonial solidarity.

In Postwar Sarajevo, the Similarities With Middle East Turmoil Resonate

In Postwar Sarajevo, the Similarities With Middle East Turmoil Resonate

During a recent trip abroad, I visited Bosnia-Herzegovina, curious to see how a European country that broke up and later survived a sectarian war might look three decades on. I’ve had this curiosity about the aftermath of war and carnage ever since I could remember, mainly because, like so many of my generation in the Middle East and, unfortunately, so many more of the younger generations there, I grew up bearing witness to war, wondering how a nation might one day overcome its own mistakes and misfortune — or not.

Tampa’s Muslims Thrive, but Political Crosscurrents Create Dilemmas

Tampa’s Muslims Thrive, but Political Crosscurrents Create Dilemmas

Tampa’s Muslims are shaping local, statewide and national elections with the increasing political power that comes with such a substantial presence. But that influence is far from monolithic: The Muslim community’s shifting political crosscurrents and fault lines mean it doesn’t align neatly with either camp in the country’s increasingly polarized landscape.