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Brett McGurk: A Hero of Our Time

Brett McGurk: A Hero of Our Time

Every generation of American diplomats has a figure who becomes the face of the era in foreign policy, a Dean Acheson, Henry Kissinger, or Richard Holbrooke. The years of pain and sorrow otherwise known as the Forever Wars may have found their own symbol in Brett McGurk.

Why Democrats Are Losing Non-White Voters

Why Democrats Are Losing Non-White Voters

Liberals should be wary of assuming voters of color have no home in the Republican Party. In fact, on many significant topics – faith, family, law and order – the Republicans may even speak the language of voters of color better than Democrats.

Foreign Policy is Key to Democrats’ Outreach to Arab Americans

Foreign Policy is Key to Democrats’ Outreach to Arab Americans

A popular refrain in the Arab American community during the campaign was that at least Trump didn’t start any wars in the Middle East, unlike Obama. Voters I spoke with pointed to this as a reason for not supporting Democratic candidates both during the primaries and general election.

Alia Awadallah
America, Through the Looking Glass

America, Through the Looking Glass

“Have you guessed the riddle yet?” the Mad Hatter asked Alice. The MAGA crowd knew the answer to their riddle. They proceeded to “primary the hell” out of the Capitol. America was shocked. They had stepped through the looking glass.

Faisal Al Yafai
Between Insurrection and Revolution

Between Insurrection and Revolution

Years later, after leaving the country and then returning as a journalist, I would ask fellow Syrians what they understood themselves to be. “What is Syria? Who is Syria?” I asked anyone who listened. “What does it mean to be a citizen of Syria?”

Rasha Elass
America’s Preexisting Conditions

America’s Preexisting Conditions

Consider first the systematic, crippling insecurity that too many Americans suffer for lack of basic resources. The pandemic has accentuated this insecurity.

Abdul El-Sayed
Little Man, What Now?

Little Man, What Now?

Can anyone now deny that the core of MAGA is a molten cauldron of cultural and psychological pathologies characteristic of middle-class dilettantes and people with at least enough money to have way too much time on their hands?

Michael Weiss