Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Tammuz 21, 5775

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Stu GOldman
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Sarah Honig
We'll call her Naima (though she anglicizes her name). She's my daughter's pen pal. They met on a LiveJournal Web site, and soon featured on each other's "friends" lists. Naima grew up in the United States, and was brought back to Jordan by her folks a year ago. Her dad is quite wealthy, and the family resides in a posh...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield
Congressional Democrats planned to wrap up their 100 hours agenda with the introduction last week of an energy initiative raising royalties on federal oil and gas leases, and repealing some of the tax breaks the Bush administration and the Republican-led Congress gave the industry in 2004. Some will declare victory with passage of the energy bill. But it faces an...
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Media Clippings
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I don't really understand the persistence of the end-of-the-year tradition of Top 10 lists. I find them worthless, for the most part, especially these days, when they seem like just another extension of the ga-ga celebrity culture, and not even a half-hearted attempt at separating the wheat from the chafe. Of course, I do understand why these lists of the...
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A New Book for the State Department Reading List Thank you, Jonathan Tobin, for writing about Michael Oren's new book America in the Middle East: Power, Faith & Fantasy, 1976 to the Present (A Matter of Opinion: "An Idea That Goes Way Back," Jan. 11). It's a welcome addition to counter the distortions regarding the Israeli and Arab conflict being...
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