Archive for March, 2016

Terrorism in Perspective

I have argued that Americans’ perception of the terrorist threat tends to be greatly inflated.   Our fear of terrorism is way out of proportion to the real danger it poses. Political scientist Stephen Walt has expanded on this theme in a ...

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The Candidates go to AIPAC

The Brussels attacks today came one day after the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) held its annual meeting, dutifully attended by all but one of the 2016 candidates for president of the United States. What’s the link between the ...

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Super Tuesday 2

So, those of us who don’t believe in fairies can all agree: the 2016 presidential election will be a matchup of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. That Clinton will win the Democratic nomination is now about as certain as anything ...

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Notes on the Campaign

It’s a while since I’ve blogged about the presidential campaign, even though lots has been happening. Here are just a few notes on how I see things at this point. On the Republican side, the odds are against the late-coming, ...

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