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ASSAD, CHEMICAL WEAPONS AND OBAMA

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A year ago, President Barack Obama said that if the Bashar al-Assad regime used chemical weapons in Syria, it would cross a red line that would result in “serious consequences.” Last week, Assad crossed that line again, killing hundreds and debilitating several thousand with a chemical attack on the outskirts of Damascus. Will President Obama impose serious consequences this time?  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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DON’T SUSPEND MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO EGYPT

Supporters of Egypt's former President Mubarak shout slogans outside a police academy before Mubarak's trial in Cairo

Since the Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) overthrew President Mohamed Morsi on July 3, 2013, members of Congress and foreign policy experts in and out of government have debated whether or not the U.S. should suspend the $1.3 billion annual Foreign Military Financing (FMF) to Egypt. The Obama administration’s Egypt and Middle East policies are in tatters, but the one thing it has done right is to continue military assistance to the EAF.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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WHO IS A JOURNALIST?

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As the U.S. Congress debates a national shield law to protect journalists, central to the debate is who is a journalist? Perhaps no issue better demonstrates how far some people’s interpretation of the Constitution has strayed from our Founding Fathers intent.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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TWO ALTERNATIVE EXPLANATIONS FOR THE BENGHAZI COVER UP

 

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Is the Benghazi cover up just about hiding incompetence, dereliction of duty and deceptive presidential politics or are there plausible, more troubling explanations?  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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