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On an ‘Outside’ Being Better than Another

Among the detestable aspects of the Lebanese crisis that rear their head at every defining juncture: the role of the “outside.” In line with its narrative, the axis of resistance explains that role this way: the United States and France interfere in Lebanon; rather, they play a tutelary if not colon

Why Has Trump Ignored California’s Wildfires?

President Donald Trump is now planning a visit to California after mostly ignoring the devastating fires up and down the Pacific Coast this year. Why did he fail to address the disaster for so long?

Trump’s TikTok Drama Was Just Another Empty Threat

The TikTok saga is finally drawing to a messy conclusion, and it appears President Donald Trump may be content to backpedal and take a deal that is similar to something that was there all along. On Saturday, Trump told reporters he has approved Oracle Corp.’s plan for TikTok “in concept” and ha