Tag Archives: Tom Friedman

Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel-Palestine, by Tom Friedman – The New York Times

“Israel has recently been under intense criticism on the world stage. Some of it, like the “boycott, divestment, sanctions” (B.D.S.) campaign, is a campus movement to destroy Israel masquerading as a political critique. But a lot of it is also … Continue reading

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Impossible Missions, by Tom Friedman – The New York Times

“I just read a book that Barack Obama and Donald Trump would both enjoy.It argues that the last two decades of U.S. foreign policy were an aberration — an era when America became so overwhelmingly more powerful than any rival … Continue reading

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Does Obama Have This Right? –  by Tom Friedman, the New York Times

“We and the E.U. together have got to think about how to create safe places in Libya and Syria to stem the refugee tide before it breaks the E.U. History will not be kind to Obama if he just turns … Continue reading

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The Many Mideast Solutions – By Tom Friedman, The New York Times

  Tom Friedman, doesn’t say what he is for, but he infers an enormous respect for Barack Obama’s caution and reticence in diving into a quagmire that is getting worse, not better. “Meanwhile, a no-state Syria — a Syria that … Continue reading

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Syria, Obama and Putin It’s better to be wary of getting involved in Syria than rushing to do so. nytimes.com|By Thomas L. Friedman

Tom Friedman to the rescue. First he compliments Obama for his sanity and calm. Then he writes: “Putin stupidly went into Syria looking for a cheap sugar high to show his people that Russia is still a world power. Well, … Continue reading

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ISIS and Vietnam – Tom Friedman, 10/28/14, The New York Times

“In May, I visited Vietnam and met with university students. After a week of being love-bombed by Vietnamese, who told me how much they admire America, want to work or study there and have friends and family living there, I … Continue reading

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The greatest purveyors of radical Islam aren’t the Iranians, as a general says. The Saudis win that title hands down. nytimes.com|By Thomas L. Friedman

I strongly support the nuclear arms deal with Iran, and Tom Friedman reviews why it is a good deal for the US. Our Radical Islamic BFF, Saudi Arabia The greatest purveyors of radical Islam aren’t the Iranians, as a general … Continue reading

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Tom Friedman: My Choice for President? None of the Above, raises questions about Friedman.

Tom Friedman: “How is it that we are not deploying a carbon tax and using that to reduce payroll taxes that discourage hiring and shrink corporate taxes that reduce investment? Many economists — left, right and center — agree that … Continue reading

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Tom Friedman: On Trade: Obama Right, Critics Wrong

I am still looking for a synopsis of the new Pacific Trade agreement, but it is significant that Tom Friedman supprorts it. He writes:”With rising disorder in the Middle East and Africa — and with China and Russia trying to … Continue reading

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Tom Friedman illuminates the middle east, with light from China at NYT.

Tom Friedman writes a fabulous column, to illuminate the middle east. “So there you have it. The news out of China is the crackdown on kindergartens teaching math and English too early, and the news out of Yemen is that … Continue reading

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