Tevi Troy
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Hogan's a Hero

June 7, 2024  •  The Washington Examiner

Maryland Republicans did something unusual recently. In nominating former Republican Gov. Larry Hogan for the Senate, they selected a candidate for federal office with a chance to win. Maryland, a liberal state with a large population of government employees, has not voted for a Republican for president since 1988. And Maryland has not had a GOP senator since the liberal Republican Charles Mathias retired in 1987.

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The Benefits of Religious Colleges

June 6, 2024  •  Discourse

When I stepped into the classroom at Yeshiva University almost a year ago, little did I know that I would be contributing to a mission that has become essential for Jews and for our nation. As a new professor, I had hoped to be part of a multi-year effort to enhance the secular education at Yeshiva. But barely a month after my arrival, the horrors of October 7 unleashed antisemitic harassment and campus protests across America, showing the critical importance of training students and reinvigorating authentic liberal education at places like YU.

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Why the Republican Party Needs a Platform

May 28, 2024  •  National Review

For more than a century, going back to the origins of the GOP, the Republican Party has issued a platform telling voters what it planned to do in the years ahead. In 2020, this tradition was broken, and it is not clear that it will restart in 2024. The potential demise of a party platform should worry conservatives.

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When White House communicators clash
Karine Jean-Pierre and John Kirby are the latest in a tradition of tensions

May 24, 2024  •  The Washington Examiner

A great deal has been written this year about the tensions between White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and White House national security communications adviser John Kirby. Their uneasy relationship reflects a host of internal and external expressions of doubt about Jean-Pierre's lackluster performance, internal disagreements about whether to support Israel, and legitimate confusion about the odd division of responsibilities between the two. Typical of internal White House conflicts, the personal tensions also reveal larger dynamics buffeting the troubled Biden team.

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Biden bows to left-wing staff on Israel

April 11, 2024  •  The Washington Examiner

In the immediate aftermath of the Oct. 7 Hamas assault on Israeli civilians, President Joe Biden showed sympathy and support for Israel. Even as news of that day's horrors, including the death of 30 Americans, continued to come out, Biden's sympathy and support was not shared across his administration. As the war reaches its six-month mark, those anti-Israel voices within the administration and the Democratic Party are pushing Biden further and further away from his initial position.

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