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David Frum

David Frum is a senior editor at the Atlantic
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What the Next President Should Do With the Iran Deal

July 15, 2015 The next president of the United States will almost certainly be more hawkish on Iran than Barack Obama. Maybe a little more hawkish, if Hillary Clinton; potentially a lot more hawkish, if a Republican. What can that president do aboutthe nuclear accord that the Obama administration and several world powers...

Did the US and Iran Actually Agree on a Deal?

April 10, 2015 Barely days after U.S. and Iranian negotiators supposedly agreed to a “framework” for a final nuclear agreement, it is emerging that the United States and Iran may not actually have agreed after all. On his apparent Twitter account, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has condemned the U.S. summary of...

Over There, and Overlooked

March 10, 2015 In a couple of months, we’ll mark the centennial of the sinking of the Lusitania, a history-bending event that will probably engage Americans not very much more than any of the other commemorations of the First World War over the past seven months. The United States lost some 115,000 soldiers...

Why Obama Won't Talk About Islamic Terrorism

February 17, 2015 The Copenhagen gunman who took two lives this weekend knew exactly whom he wanted to kill. The free speech conference at a cafe in Copenhagen featured Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist who has faced repeated attacks and threats on his life since he drew a satirical cartoon of Muhammad in...

Why Obama Won't Talk About Islamic Terrorism

February 16, 2015 The Copenhagen gunman who took two lives this weekend knew exactly whom he wanted to kill. The free speech conference at a cafe in Copenhagen featured Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist who has faced repeated attacks and threats on his life since he drew a satirical cartoon of Muhammad in...

The Real Target of Obama's Speech on Tuesday? Hillary Clinton

January 20, 2015 There’s a subtext to President Obama’s slew of domestic policy proposals since the November elections: President Obama does not trust Hillary Clinton very much. None of the president’s domestic-policy brainwaves has much chance of becoming law in the next two years: not free community college, not cash grants to selected...

Run, Warren, Run

January 14, 2015 Elizabeth Warren today told Fortune magazine that she won’t run for president. If Warren stands by that decision, she’ll do a tremendous disservice to her principles and her party. Warren is the only person standing between the Democrats and an uncontested Hillary Clinton nomination. She has already made clear what...

Could the Paris Attack Change Europe's Approach to Radical Islam?

January 11, 2015 The Charlie Hebdo atrocity has ended in more terror and more blood. Even before the killers and hostage-takers met their end, voices were raised to warn against the danger of an anti-Muslim “backlash.” Lately, these warnings have been issued even before the completion of the terror attack that might supposedly...

Jeb Bush's Presidential Hopes Are Bad News for Hillary

December 17, 2014 Tuesday was a good day in presidential politics for Republicans—but not for the reason you might first think. Jeb Bush may or may not prove a strong national candidate. He may or may not be able to reconcile party base and party elite. But what he has already done is...

Is Obama's Order Going to Turn Into The Next Amnesty?

November 28, 2014 President Obama’s executive action last week is only an interim step. More amnesty is coming, much more. It must. More amnesty is coming, first, because the president’s action creates an unsustainable status quo. Millions of people are about to obtain work permits and Social Security numbers—but not (or so the...