Friday, March 6, 2015 AdarI 15, 5775

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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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There's little doubt that as President Bush addressed the country and Congress this week to give them his constitutionally mandated State of the Union speech that the war in Iraq was much on the minds of his listeners. But while Americans debate the consequences of further involvement or withdrawal in that country, other Middle East problems are also competing for...
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Seymour D. Reich
The year 2006 closed with a myriad of hopeful signs for the most seemingly intractable of Middle East disputes. Egyptian, Jordanian and Saudi leaders are publicly promoting a peace process. Syria is interested in entering negotiations in order to alleviate international pressure, according to the Israeli Foreign Ministry and security spokesmen. The findings of the Joint Palestinian-Israeli Public Opinion Poll...
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