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Nine Days in July
What historic times are these.

July 21, 2024  •  City Journal

We live in remarkable times. President Joe Biden's decision to drop out of the presidential race at such a late date is extraordinary. Richard Nixon stepped down from the presidency in August 1974, but that was not a presidential election cycle. Lyndon Johnson and Harry Truman surprised people by announcing that they would not run again, but they made their decisions in March of presidential election years, not in July. Franklin Roosevelt delayed his decisions to break protocol and run for his third and fourth terms, but in both cases, he decided to run again, not withdraw. A candidate dropping out this late in the process, with weeks to go before the party convention, is unprecedented.

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Another Chapter in a Grim History

July 14, 2024  •  City Journal

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump is unfortunately far from the first against an American president. Four presidents have been assassinated (Abraham Lincoln in 1865, James A. Garfield in 1881, William McKinley in 1901, and John F. Kennedy in 1963), but our history has seen numerous other unsuccessful shootings targeting the nation's chief executive: against Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Gerald Ford (twice), Ronald Reagan, and now Trump.

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Starmer's victory and the 'special relationship'

July 12, 2024  •  The Washington Examiner

Labour's Keir Starmer has won the British election, raising questions about the next chapter in the "special relationship" between the United States and the United Kingdom. For all the talk of these ties between British prime ministers and American presidents, the truth is, it's a pretty recent invention. Throughout America's first century, England was seen more as an adversary or a rival. Not until the tumult of the 20th century would Britain be considered an ally.

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Presidents and the Rebbe
A continuing relationship from beyond the grave

July 9, 2024  •  Jerusalem Post

Tuesday, July 9, will mark the 30th anniversary of the passing on the Hebrew calendar of Menachem Mendel Schneerson, aka the Lubavitcher Rebbe. After the Rebbe passed, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement did not name a successor, leading some to wonder about the movement's future viability.

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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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