The Press Turns a Blind Eye to Bernie Sanders’s Jeremy Corbyn Problem

On Thursday—the day of the national election in the United Kingdom—the Bernie Sanders campaign announced its support for the British Labor party. Setting aside the question of whether it is prudent for an American presidential candidate to endorse a foreign politician, especially one with a fondness for terrorists and dictators and who has unleashed a torrent of anti-Semitism in his own party, Noah Rothman notes that the Sanders campaign has some problems of its own that are not unlike Labor’s:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar, Jeremy Corbyn, Labor Party (UK), U.S. Politics

Emmanuel Macron Signals an End to the Appeasement of Hizballah

Since the August 4 explosion in Beirut, Paris has sought to take an active role in helping its former colony’s recovery, and overseeing political reform. One major obstacle is Hizballah, which, in Matthew Levitt’s words, serves “as the militant defender of the corruption and cronyism of the current government system.” While France has historically been reluctant to confront the terrorist group, its president seems to be losing patience:

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More about: Emmanuel Macron, France, Hizballah, Lebanon, Terrorism