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Bret Stephens

Bret Louis Stephens (born November 21, 1973) is the foreign-affairs columnist of the Wall Street Journal and deputy editorial page editor, responsible for the editorial pages of the Journals European and Asian editions.

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A conservative on voting for Trump, or not: Conservative columnist Bret Stephens tells…
A Hit in Pakistan; An Advance in Iraq: A Hit in Pakistan; An Advance in Iraq ... Bret Stephens and Mary Kisse...
Can't even be mad about softball because we've done something that hasn't been done in 12 years
Bret Stephens on the hypocrisy of Bibi's critics who whine about Israeli democracy yet encourage its degradation
Pitting Israel’s faith in democracy against the views of its military brass - by Bret Stephens
Another thoughtful and counterintuitive piece from Bret Stephens: Netanyahu Against the Generals
If girls can't wear shorts in school guys shouldn't be allowed to wear sweats bc pretty sure a *** is even more distracti…
Only thing getting me thru the day is that the Bachelorette starts tonight 😻 I luv u Jojo
Beating a team twice during season and watching them go farther in sectionals in a different bracket is the worst thing
Bret Stephens admits that the (((conservative movement))) steered conservatism away from tradition, blood and soil. htt…
takes Robert Kagan and Bret Stephens to school. Trump does not =facism.
that's exactly what I told my mom to do😂😂
Bret Stephens of the wrote this on Tuesday, to prove that he is an *** and is willing to lie for a paycheck.
"The stain of a Trump administration would cripple the conservative cause for a generation” Bret Stephens WSJ
I feel like every teacher decided to assign everything due for the same week
would enjoy hearing a conversation between Peggy Noonan and Bret Stephens about Donald Trump
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Bret Stephens of Wall Street Journal has lost his mind.
5/17 op-ed by Bret Stephens on plague that is excoriated 4 attempting 2 resurrect it-should include all Dems.
If I ever meet Michael Moore, I think I'll punch his ugly face. - Bret Stephens: Islam and the Radical...
Stuart Varney subs today 4 Paul Gigot on JER . w/ Bret Stephens
writing insultingly about Trump followers/fans - Bret Stephens who bought you? elite?
"I think I pooped out all my food, now I'm starving" OK Cody😂😂
Okay so we went a little overboard for a fair fish
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well that's what I'm saying, it's not that long so it's not that much to lose, gaheez I was just trying to help😂
well I had my long for like four years and chopped it? It will grow back
All those "die heart" country girls that went to Chris Brown... Smh
I hate this generation what happened to going to concerts for the music? nowadays people just go to boost their social…
Happy Birthday to the best sister anyone could ask for!! They grow up so fast🎉💕 love you!!
There are few more vile creatures of the punditocracy than Bret Stephens. What an awful, awful, awful man.
deputy editorial page editor Bret Stephens, who spoke for roughly 30 minutes. A recording of this call was provided to The Intercept and is
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Bret Stephens on Historian/Ambassador Michael riveting new book on policy via
I hate looking at girls on Instagram and just thinking "wow.you're really pretty"
Sometimes prominent Zionists like admit they are basically "raging anti-Semites.".
.says Israel should not stop occupying Palestinian land because Christian Zionists believe God gave it. .
WSJ's Bret Stephens says Israel can't withdraw from occupied land because US did it in Vietnam and it was a mistake.
From my latest, "Shame on You,". . "Bret Stephens devoted his Wall Street Journal column this week to Jeffrey...
Bret Stephens seems like a nice guy. via
Bret Stephens moderated tonight's 2015 Spirit of Hope discussion in Toronto with Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister
Bret Stephens w Tony Blair in Toronto, quoting Trotsky "you may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you"
Bret Stephens: Jewish Americans must "do all we can to assure the survival of the Jewish state and the Jewish people" http:…
In which manages to catch Bret Stephens being even worse than usual:
"Thank God I was born a Jew bc otherwise I’d be raging anti-Semite" -refreshingly honest abt the right:
Bret Stephens: Biblical prophecy about Israel should be taken into account before ceding any "land for peace"
Nice look at the unsavoury politics of by
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I've had same experience w/Dems as Bret Stephens: Hillary fans don't deny she's lying, they just argue she'll get away with it.
Bret Stephens, Pulitzer-winning paleo conservative and chief eunuch of the lizard pits.
Quoting Bret Stephens and Zizek side-by-side in this horrible final paper for social media strategy.
2 nutapalooza Bret Stephens: Hillary took money from a python and fed Vince Foster's goat to it. I call
Tough to say. I may kinda get Bret Easton Ellis, but I definitely don't get Simon Stephens.
Yes, Israel, You are alone – Thanks to Barack Obama. Now what?. By Bret Stephens WSJ, Jerome S. Kaufman.
via Bret Stephens | The Clintons, Obama, and the liberal way of lying
"A more serious concern for Sen Paul is Pulitzer Prize-winning Bret Stephens’ recent book, America in Retreat."
Just can't wait to see Cody tomorrow
Not moving from this couch for the next 2 days
Watching The Fault In Our Stars on the DC bus so everybody better be ready for the tears
Bret Stephens on the Capitulationist in the White House via
So people were taking there prom pictures at the Lincoln memorial?
graciousgeorge: The Dream Palace of the Arab via WSJ
Who needs to go to Smithsonian's when you can paddle boat
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Hillary and the Liberal Way of Lying via Bret Stephens is a Pulitzer Prize winning writer. Always 110% spot on.
Is America in Retreat? If so, is neoconservative foreign policy the solution?
Met Bret Stephens... What a way to celebrate :)
Great evening with Bret Stephens! An incredible voice on the challenges that lie ahead and how we should face them.
Honored to be recognized by Pulitzer Prize-winning WSJ columnist Bret Stephens, .
I liked a video Bret Stephens with Fareed Zakaria
The funny thing about that Gettysburg selfie was that it dropped my phone on rocks 5 seconds after we took it
how old do ya gotta be to rent a Segway 😏
Bret Stephens, WSJ, believe Iranian Houthi weapon supply ship, turned around in fear of Saudi bombs, not U.S. War ships. Make sense to me!!
Update: hour 6 and Dane has cheated at every road game so far
Bret Stephens weighs in on the report via the Android app
LISTEN: WSJ columnist Bret Stephens has the perfect theme song for Hillary's campaign: ‘Blurred Line’!
Honestly don't know how I'm gonna survive a weekend with Dane because it hasn't even been 3 hours
Orwellian Presidency: Under Obama, friends are enemies, denial is wisdom, capitulation is victory
Great Quote from Bret Stephens today in WSJ "Hillary and the Liberal Way of Lying".
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Bret Stephens on the Orwellian Obama Presidency via - sad but true.
America's friends, foes and future. Bret Stephens of tomorrow night at Sinai Temple.
Here's Bret Stephens debating Maher re American Sniper MT cleans a clock. Watch to the end
Subscribe to the Real Time YouTube: Bill Maher and his guests - James Fallows, Former Gov. Howard Dean, Bret Stephens, Nia-Malika Hend...
Time for France’s Jews to Flee or to Stay and Persevere?: I usually appreciate Bret Stephens’s sagacious judgm...
Just watched Bret Stephens own with straight facts!!!
Can you provide a link to the Bret Stephens WSJ article/video you referenced on The Five re Bill Maher walking himself into a cul de sac?
Bret Stephens on last week's basically spoke in prose using nothing but right-wing talking-points... just sad & without substance.
Loved how you used scientific consensus against Bret Stephens on AGW- just wish you'd listen to the same consensus on vaccines
Bret Stephens () drags out the Galileo argument on ’s show.
In mere minutes on Real Time, Bret Stephens goes from touting Nobel prizes for economists to dismissing consensus on climate change. Goof.
Going 2 in Palo Alto: America, Israel & the New Global Disorder. His book is superb should come
To me he's just a nutcase. I thought the comments from Bret Stephens and Bill Burr were spot on.
“Girl Scout cookie season: infiltrate the dealer, find the supplier”
WSJ Bret Stephens is a chicken hawk coward. what an ***
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4 of 5 stars to America in Retreat by Bret Stephens
After Words with Bret Stephens book America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder .
Every kid told their friend to do this😂
I decided the best part of being home alone is being able to go to the bathroom with the door open
TOM REEVE: Sad to say that as I read over the article...
I have a 5 page essay to do today, will most likely procrastinate until 9 tonight, and then complain I have no time to …
This Bret Stephens sounds like a real gem of the moron "I know better than scientists" league of ***
Bret Stephens got tore up un Bll maher.
Best of Week - Article by Bret Stephens discusses what problems face America and how it is not being addressed.
Howard dean & Nia Henderson aren't smart enough 2 join in conversation, & neither is Bill Maher. Bret Stephens has left them al…
Bret Stephens' IQ is about 200 points above Maher's. He had Maher for breakfast. Maher and Howard Dean are icons only to the…
An evening with Bret Stephens of at
Bret Stephens was an amazing guest. I don't agree with a single thing he said, but did great work representing opposing POV.
I can't separate Bret Stephens from the party when their candidates and elected officials say the exact same things.
bret stephens, I just saw you on ... Please... stop talking.
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Bret Stephens sat on last night's panel acting brand new. I just can't. I'm 18 minutes in and I already want to smack so…
Watching from yesterday. I like when a good GOP representative involves in good debate, but Bret Stephens is a bl…
How did Bret Stephens ever win a Pulitzer Prize? I thought in order to have on you had to at least critically think & use reason
Please hire a live fact checker for your show to keep your panelists honest. Couldn't stand listening to Bret Stephens' lies.
If there is a bigger *** than Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal, he's not on this Planet.
Watching last night's and this bret Stephens guy rolls his eyes more than me. That's an accomplishment
Your camera men are amazing. I couldn't tell Mitt Romney had his arm up Bret Stephens *** working him like a puppet.
I'm glad Bret Stephens was on the panel otherwise Maher's claims would have gone unchallenged.
OMG this Bret Stephens guy is so annoying
You need to have Bret Stephens on your show more often. You got owned on every point you were trying to make. Love that guy!
Started Bret Stephens' new book this evening & here is the intro quote from a world leader who died 50 yrs ago today
Bret Stephens opens his mouth and stupid just comes out.
Watching Bret Stephens referencing Galileo on Real Time w/ & getting the facts completely wrong. And his point …
Just watched Maher with guest Bret Stephens. Props to Mr Stephens for keeping a straight face while spewing so …
Bret Stephens is going against everyone solo. Also making us forget there's two other guests here...
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WSJ writer Bret Stephens doesn't understand that global cooling was never a popular or concensus position among climate scientists.
WSJ writer Bret Stephens doesn't understand the process of scientific discovery.
Bret Stephens on re It's not real;. Even if it is, nothing we can do. Even if we could, we can't afford it
Big ups to Bret Stephens for keeping his suite clean whilst regurgitating diarrhea out of his mouth on last night.
THIS WEEKEND ON BookTV: 3 DAYS of Nonfiction Books and Authors… Television for Serious Readers. Major motion picture American Sniper, based on the life of Chris Kyle, who died on February 2, 2013 at the age of 38, is in theaters. Mr. Kyle sat down with us in 2012 to discuss his book, American Sniper. Watch a portion of that interview here, or watch the entire interview on Book TV. Also this weekend, on After Words Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Bret Stephens weighs in on US foreign policy; we visit Wheeling, West Virginia to talk with some of the city’s authors and tour its literary sites; and Representative Steve Israel of New York discusses his new novel, "The Global War on Morris." Book TV continues on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Dr. Cornel West profiles African-American leaders; Former US Ambassador to Iraq, Christopher Hill, recounts his diplomatic career; Gail Sheehy remembers her journalism career, former Congressman Allan West discusses the current political landscape, and *** Tales ...
THU 12/4 DENNIS PRAGER 12-3pm: Is it just possible that the grand jury in NYC and the grand jury in Ferguson actually looked at the evidence carefully and came to the conclusion that the officers in question did not do anything criminal and therefore should not be indicted? Or is everybody just a racist? Plus, Bret Stephens on America’s place in the world. Listen at 990 AM or online at NewsTalk990.com.
AMERICA IN RETREAT Reprinted from AMERICA IN RETREAT: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder with permission of Sentinel, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright (c) Bret Stephens, 2014. Introduction *** The World’s Policeman In the nearly nine years that I have been the foreign affairs columnist for The Wall Street Journal, I have received tens of thousands of letters from readers, many of them warm, a few of them rude, others critical or constructive. I publish my e‑mail address, bstephensat the foot of my column, read every note, and try to answer as many of my readers as I can. But there are times when a letter deserves a more extended reply than I have time for in the course of an ordinary workday. One reader, responding to a March 2014 column advocating a muscular U.S. stance against Russia’s seizure of the Crimean peninsula, wrote me just such a letter. In response to your editorial today, please repeat after me: “We should not be the worl ...
Bret Stephens: Sixty years after Winston Churchill´s Iron Curtain speech America stood tall-now no and the bad guys are out and defiant...
can't wait for our Sadie Hawkins dance so I can wear a pretty dress and not have to wait til prom to have a pretty face 😍😍💃💃
Bret Stephens: The world's troublemakers have a two-year window of American weakness. They won't waste it:
Front row seats at the Anne-Marie Slaughter, Fareed Zakaria, Bret Stephens and Robert…
Great tonight. Thought Bret Stephens got stronger as it went on & finished impressively. Zakaria should dial back humour a bit.
And this is it. is over. Bret Stephens ruined it for me. A shame. It was a true and good debate.
Oh god. Bret Stephens says that America has become more safe because of Broken Windows Theory. Audience sighs. Not buying it.
"I voted for Clinton. Fareed..he's the college republican!" bret Stephens
Apparently Bret Stephens has never heard of nuclear energy before
Bret Stephens is about to talk about Austin Powers? Never a dull moment at the
Jihadist groups are more powerful as Bret Stephens says but their focus is on the region not the West as AQ was.
"Under Obama the US is not feared by enemies nor trusted by allies" Bret Stephens
Debate gets heated:"Would you give Obama the Nobel Peace Prize now?" queries Bret Stephens
Bret Stephens concludes his opening statement "looking back would you give Obama the Nobel peace prize again?"
Up first, Bret Stephens: Obama may have been given a tough hand, but so are all presidents. Critical of leadership.
"Never have so many been promised by so much by one who is competent of so little." Bret Stephens. Possible with this congress?
Bret Stephens kicks off the by getting the audience going. "Remember your first time? No, not that first time!"
And so it begins. Bret Stephens speaks first for the PRO side.
Bret Stephens, columnist for Washington Post comes to the stage.
The mother of all debates?: Bret Stephens & Robert Kagan take on Anne-Marie Slaughter & Fareed Zakaria on Obama's FP tonight in Toronto.
The is tonight, but you can vote early on Obama's foreign policy. Anne-Marie Slaughter vs Bret Stephens:
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Have you seen the Globe and Mail this morning? Bret Stephens and Anne-Marie Slaughter get ready.
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Great read from our debater Relearning Republican Foreign Policy via
Even more important read this night: Relearning via
.Isolationism is not a foreign policy option for the GOP.
"America should be a policeman rather than a priest." I suppose that it's always tried to be both. via
Great piece on need for more defense spending. Only needs to add that NONE of it should be off-shored:
If the GOP wins the Senate majority the party will need to learn how to speak foreign policy again.
Recipe for a serious Republican foreign policy: be the world's cop, not its priest. My column in the WSJ:
Bret Stephens: Relearning Republican Foreign Policy: America needs to be a policeman, not a priest.
Beginning the post-screening discussion with Ayaan Hirsi Ali & Bret Stephens
'Submission: Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Bret Stephens with Thane Rosenbaum' today at 92nd Street Y
OF COURSE OBAMA'S ANGRY; MUSLIMS USUALLY ARE Bret Stephens: Obama's Curious Rage - WSJ Barack Obama "has become 'enraged' at the Israeli government, both for its actions and for its treatment of his chief diplomat, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. " So reports the Jerusalem Post, based on the testimony of Martin Indyk, until recently a special Middle East envoy for the president. The war in Gaza, Mr. Indyk adds, has had "a very negative impact" on Jerusalem's relations with Washington. Think about this. Enraged. Not "alarmed" or "concerned" or "irritated" or even "angered." Anger is a feeling. Rage is a frenzy. Anger passes. Rage feeds on itself. Anger is specific. Rage is obsessional, neurotic. And Mr. Obama—No Drama Obama, the president who prides himself on his cool, a man whose emotional detachment is said to explain his intellectual strength—is enraged. With Israel. Which has just been hit by several thousand unguided rockets and 30-odd terror tunnels, a 50-day war, the forced closure of its o ...
... and our nuclear arsenal to be no larger than it was under President Harry S. Truman. --Bret Stephens wow
Bret Stephens: “To argue the Palestinian side, in the Gaza war, is to make the case for barbarism.” That it is!
Palestine and Double Standards - Bret Stephens Over the weekend there was saturation coverage of an Israeli strike near a UN-run school that killed 10 people, three of them members of Islamic Jihad. The State Department pronounced itself "appalled." At the same time, more than 1,500 Pakistani civilians have been reported killed and more than a half-million residents were displaced since the government's offensive began in mid June. If there was a similar outcry with respect to the conduct of Pakistan's army, I must have missed it. In Iraq, some 1,600 people were killed in the month of July. In Syria, more than 1,800 people have been killed in just the last 10 days. In Libya, roughly 200 people were killed last month in artillery and rocket clashes between rival militias. In Nigeria, nearly 3,000 people have been killed so far this year, and another 500,000 have been made refugees. People often point out how peculiar it is that the Jewish state seems to arouse a level of condemnation that never seems to ap ...
Palestine and Double Standards. My column in the WSJ:
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Israel and double standards... WSJ on making a fetish of Israel's alleged guilt.
Israel critics "[hold] too much Muslim life cheap" by ignoring violence in Muslim world
An excellent article in the Wall Street Journal by Bret Stephens
Isn't this the truth?? Bret Stephens: Palestine and Double Standards via
Bret Stephens in WSJ: "Palestine and Double Standards". Anyone notice same military op in Pakistan? Didn't think so.
Hamas, Not Israel, Playing Fast & Loose With Lives in Gaza For three weeks, we've read about and seen the Gaza fighting. Innumerable reports describe particular cases of death and injury as arising from Israeli action and encompassing large numbers or proportions of civilian casualties. Much of this reportage carries the not-so-subtle implication that Israel is on the rampage. Don't believe it. It is by no means the case that the casualties we see on our screens stem from Israeli action, nor is it always clear whether casualties are those of armed Hamas terrorists, voluntary human shields, or of genuinely innocent civilians. As Bret Stephens put it this week in the Wall Street Journal, "When minutely exact statistics are provided in chaotic circumstances, it suggests the statistics are garbage. When a news organization relies-without clarification-on data provided by a bureaucratic organ of a terrorist organization, there's something wrong there, too." Indeed there is. Here are three examples among many t ...
Everything I've been thinking, put succinctly into the perfect article: Palestine and Double Standards via
UN "concerned" about 1,600 killed in Iraq in July but "appalled" by Israel's actions in Gaza ~Bret Stephens WSJ
Media and the Palestine double standard. Pakistan conducts similar ops as Israel in Gaza, hardly anyone notices.
Bret Stephens: Palestine and Double Standards via amazed on a daily basis how much is ignored.
"A world that makes a fetish of the alleged guilt of Israel is also a world that holds too much Muslim life cheap": http:/…
"The world is outraged by Israeli self-defense but only 'concerned' when Muslims kill Muslims." …
It must be Truth Tuesday. Here's the latest from 'Palestine and Double Standards'
Bret Stephens penned a column last week in the Wall Street Journal titled, “Where are the Palestinian Mothers?” in which he makes the racist assertion, based on conversations he’s had with three individual women, that all Palestinian mothers raise their children to become “martyrs.” The thing that S…
Bret Stephens rephrases the Geopolitical Taper as the "Post-Pax Americana World" -- the trend of the year: via
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Bret Stephens: The Post-Pax Americana World via brilliant and yet so obvious to see...
Bret Stephens: The Post-Pax Americana World Way too early to announce the end of Pax Americana.
Bret Stephens: The Post-Pax Americana World - perfectly stated insights into the ugliest presidency of our times
Dear Fellow UofCers reading this - I hope that if you are in ChiTown this weekend that you will attend the ceremonies in Rockefeller Chapel in support of Bret as he receives this prestigious award! I felt very strongly that he was one of the best candidates for this year's awards and I was proved correct as I went through the process of collecting letters of support and other necessary requirements. While Bret received a Pulitzer Prize last year and has been receiving numerous others almost on a monthly basis ever since (BTW, I started this process last Spring!), I believe it will mean a lot to him to receive this honor as a result of alumni who recognize his stellar achievements not just our alma mater! But I also send my congratulations to ALL recipients this year! (and in case I never did so formally, I thank those of you out there responsible for my alumni award back in 1998...) Date: Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 6:29 PM Dear Ms. Magnas, It is our great pleasure to inform you that Bret Stephens has been se .. ...
Fascism is back in fashion from Athens to Paris, writes Bret Stephens
"How many of you feel women are as entitled to every single choice as a man is in society? How many of you believe in women's rights in the broadest sense? How many of you think if you're accused of a crime, you have a right to a decent and partial judge and trial? The only country in the Middle East who has applied precisely the values I have described consistently and ever-more broadly, is Israel." -Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal editor Bret Stephens, who will be speaking at National Convention 2014 in Las Vegas!
In his column earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens laid out his case against Rand Paul becoming the GOP’s presidential nominee. It was a powerful indictment and perhaps one worth building on.
Rand Paul attacked today by liberal Richard Cohen in the Washington Post and by neoconservatives Jennifer Rubin in the Post and Bret Stephens in the Wall Street Journal. Those polls must really be scaring the big government fans.
"Mr. Obama has a habit of underestimating his foes. He thought al Qaeda was on the run. He thought Bashar Assad would be gone by now. He thinks Iran will abandon its nuclear programs in exchange for sanctions relief. He thinks of Vladimir Putin as the kid with the bored expression, slouching in the back of the classroom. "News for the law professor. That kid (Putin) is smarter than you are. He's bored because you bore him. He's about to eat your lunch." Bret Stephens, WSJ 4/8/2014
On GPS this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN: Afghanistan has been holding an election. But is the violence that has already been witnessed a sign of what's to come? What will happen to the Taliban and terrorism as American troops leave? Fareed convenes a panel including Richard Haas, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, Peter Beinart, a contributor to Atlantic Media, New York Times reporter Carlotta Gall and the Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens. Later, Fareed sits down with Michael Lewis, author of Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. Also, in the wake of the Fort Hood shooting this week, GPS will introduce you to an Army general with a potential solution to the problem of mentally unstable soldiers with guns. And we will tell you why he can't get his way in Washington. Finally, a Shakespearean tragedy related to Syria...but it's not what you're thinking. This one will actually make you smile.
Bret Stephens in WSJ on Russia and Crimea: Russia is a big country. In case you didn't know...This is not exactly a state needing greater Lebensraum. A flight from New York to St. Petersburg will cover the same distance as one from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok. There are 22 Russians for every Russian square mile, a population density only slightly exceeded by Mali. Exclude all of Russia east of the Urals, and the European portion of the country is still about the size of India and Turkey put together. The point needs making in the face of an undercurrent of Western apology for Vladimir Putin's seizure of Crimea. It's an argument that goes roughly as follows: • Yes, Russia's seizure of the peninsula was provocative and illegal. But look at it from Moscow's point of view. "To Russia," writes Henry Kissinger in the Washington Post, GHC -1.04% "Ukraine can never be just a foreign country." Defining events in Russian history—Mr. Kissinger cites the 1709 battle of Poltava—took place on (current) Ukrainia ...
Bret Stephens speaks at The City Club Of San Diego public forum May 15, 2012. Bret Stephens is a columnist and editor for the Wall Street Journal editorial p...
A cavalier foreign policy by an inattentive president that elicits the contempt of the people it intends to punish ultimately encourages their aggression as well. - Bret Stephens, Wall St. Journal
"IT'S ABOUT AS COMFORTING KNOWING OBAMA IS IN THE White House AS IT WOULD BE HAVING JERRY LEWIS AS MINISTER OF DEFENSE. Bret Stephens wrote, "'A Malaysian jetliner has vanished into thin air, while Russia has completed its seizure of Crimea and may yet invade other parts of Ukraine. Serious stuff, you might say. But the big story of last week as far as the president is concerned is his appearance alongside the star of "The Hangover" movies, the guy who last year smoked a joint live on the Bill Maher show.'" JUST WHAT WE NEEDED A MAC-DADDY CLOWN IN THE White House; HIP-HOP GHETTO SWAGGER AND ALL." - Mychal Massie
Why did John Kerry's global warming guru hide himself in China? : Bret Stephens on US Secretary of State John ... http…
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JPost, 2/06/14 Column one: Iran’s bomb in the basement By Caroline B. Glick Iran either has a bomb already or is about to get one. And, having been abandoned by the White House, we face this threat alone. It is happening in slow motion, to be sure. But we are witnessing how a nuclear armed Iran is changing the face of the Middle East. For years, US leaders, including President Barack Obama, warned that a nuclear armed Iran would spark a regional arms race. And this is happening. As the Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens (a former Jerusalem Post editor in chief) noted this week, Turkey signed a nuclear cooperation agreement with Japan that includes “a provision allowing Turkey to enrich uranium and extract polonium, a potential material for nuclear weapons.” Saudi Arabia has long had a nuclear cooperation deal with Pakistan, whose nuclear weapons program the Saudis financed. Jordan and Egypt have both raised the prospect of developing nuclear programs. And in 2007, Israel bombed a Syrian nuclear i ...
Paul Krugman did not call on Greenspan to create a housing bubble and Bret Stephens should know it
In The Wall Street Journal, Bret Stephens writes that serving as secretary of defense is an honor that Robert Gates is treating as a burden.
Global View columnist Bret Stephens on the life and legacy of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Photo: Associated Press Click here to subscribe to ...
'Miles Kimball catches Bret Stephens pulling a fast one on Wall Street Journal readers - but it's much worse than Kimball says.' Paul Krugman, NYT
Bret Stephens has fooled all of you. He actually writes in Stephen Colbert-like character
Hitting the links (and the hard questions) with Bret Stephens and Akshat Shekar:
The Forum Film Festival is almost here, with opening night in just two weeks! Check out the great lineup of post-screening guests, including Susan Sarandon, Debra Winger, Larry King, Mario Cuomo, Bob Balaban, Bret Stephens, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, William H. Webster, Daniel Futterman, and the cast from the new Broadway production of "A Time to Kill":
From Washington, Tehran looks to obtain the greenlight to build nuclear-energy equipment for peaceful purposes without being subjected to unilatral sanctions. American right-wing circles are opposed to Iran acquiring peaceful-use nuclear energy. "Mr. Rouhani's [diplomatic] efforts [are] to negotiate a deal that, if honored [by Obama], would leave Iran first-and-five at the nuclear goal line" (Bret Stephens, WSJ, 30-Sep-13). As Jeffrey Goldberg (pro-'Iraq War' pundit) affirmed in Bloomberg News on 24-Sep-13, a peaceful nuclear reactor would provide Iran "with the capacity to produce weapons in six weeks." Based on that thinking, Iran must be denied the right (a right it already has as a signatory to the NPT) to develop a peaceful nuclear-energy apparatus for its economy. Why should, say, South Korea or France have the right to produce nuclear energy for peaceful use, and not Iran? What is their difference with Iran? The difference lies not in actions but in the intentions. Benjamin Netanyahu knows the Iran ...
Russia and China's lack of cooperation with the U.S. effort to extradite fugitive national security contractor Edward Snowden illustrates the utter weakness of President Barack Obama's foreign policy, says Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens.
In The Wall Street Journal, Global View columnist Bret Stephens writes that, as the Edward Snowden saga illustrates, the Obama administration is running out of foreign influence.
Seeing Stephen Jacobs (Baby Jake) / Bobby Radcliff / Bruce Ewan / Bret Littlehales / Wolf Crescenze at the Zoo Bar was a perfect way to close out day one of the Safeway BBQ Battle! Day 2 starts at 11:30 at the Pepsi Stage in DC.
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You mackems still have not answered my question from the other day, is it true yes or no that you only beat newcastle united once AT the stadium of light the fake one not the one in Portugal since it was built ...MR TOON
Wow, last night was nuts! Horns from *** Bill Carmichael, Stephen Hutter and Donald Wright killed it. And then guitar monsters Jeff "Dutch" DeHollander, John "Flipper" Kastrinos and Bret Messer cooked it and ate it. And then I packed up and came home after the gear cooled down.
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the remix to my original song called "Finer Things" from my new album coming soon!
I've never been one to read leisurely but decided that I should start. Anyone have any good suggestions of what to read? Thanks!
LeBron can win 6 titles, but in my mind he is not in the Top 5. Jordan, Bird, Magic, Kobe, and Kareem.
Well maybe one day the NBA will be back to hard work pays off and wins championships, not money wins championships Ps Lebron still lied to all his fans ...he isn't gonna win 9 titles and please don't start comparing him to Jordan...Jordan won 6 titles with mid level guys and never needed 7 games to win a championship, Lebron needed a loaded team to win.Jordan could of brought a title to Cleveland...always gonna be a failure in my eyes queen James
Don't forget this Sunday from 3p-6p at the Community Building in the City Park, we will hosting our 6th Annual Summer Picnic. All kids, families, and volunteers of BBBS are invited. Plenty of food, and games please join us. See you there!
I am not letting Stephen A. off the hook!
Want to understand the recent Iran elections? Read this:
Watch the Bret Stephens dissect the President's proposed nuclear cuts:
Looking forward to Rays of Light Dinner 2nite with 's Bret Stephens, and Reza Kahlili
Thank you for having Bret Stephens as your guest on the show. He is a great commentator. Hope you have him more often
Jammed last nite in the country around a fire till 1am..wrote two songs with hodag..jammed today with bret..worked on some disco stuff..feels good to be working on music again..
(Said pieces were published by the WSJ's Bret Stephens, whom I will resent forever for his "no congratulations, Class of 2012" Op-Ed)
A 'Pragmatic' Mullah - Iran's new president Hassan Rohani is no moderate. A good one by Bret Stephens at
Bret Stephens in the today: new president Hassan Rohani is no moderate -
"People are not stereotypes. People always have the capacity to surprise you." - Bret Stephens
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Bret Stephens in WSJ: "'There's a sucker born every minute' is one of those great American phrases, fondly and...
Just an observation on the NBA Finals Games Six tonight...based on the trend so far Miami should win in a blow out tonight as they have done after every loss. No team has won back to back games and Miami has alternated wins and losses all through the eastern Conference finals and the finals so far. ESPN's Stephen A Smith, his obnoxious NY attitude and all, has been 100 percent correct in his predictions so far but he did say Spurs in Seven at the start. Oh...yes ..Spurs did win the first of the first two in Miami
I am one too I love them I am proud of them all my love Bret, Brian Stephen, Stephenia and Melody, love you all Dad.
This nasty piece could have been written by Bret Stephens: : Behind Iran's 'Moderate' New Leader v
I hate to be the "give me book recommendations" guy, but give me book recommendations, guys.
12 lbs of beef brisket has been in the smoker for 5 hours so far. Getting ready to add 10 lbs of pork ribs. I sure hope that is enough for all of the Ketchikan dads in my life.happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband Stephen Bradford, my awesome bro-in-law Bret Hiatt and the world's best dad, Lyle Simpson. I sure wish Erik Daniels was here to round out the quartet!
To my dad happy fathers day we love you. My brothers Jon Powell Stephen Powell happy fathers day to you guys. Bret Leatherwood happy fathers day. And to all my friends and extended families happy fathers day to all of you.
Happy Fathers Day To all the Fathers in Heaven but especially to the ones that left us too soon, my Pop, Robert Jaudon Keener and to my Father in law and best friend, Jacob Anthony Holloway and finally to my beloved Son, Bret Stephen Keener. I hope that all of you are at peace.
i want to say HAPPY FATHERS DAY to my boys stephen,tony and soon to be father aj im so proud of you guys you are great fathers and aj i know your going to be too you are all very loveing and have big hearts your babies are lucky to have such great dads oh and bret same goes for you too you are a great dad to them boys love you all have a great fathers day.o and i dont want to forget my future stepson brandon happy fathers day to you too.HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all you dads out there have a great day
Being in Lafayette makes me think of CPR with Andrea Franks, Jill Gentry, Allison Collins, Laine Proctor, and Bret Kuntz. Good times!
Motley Crüe fans; I have seen that last two live DVDs. Musically, they are fantastic. *** hasn't moved around or played as well in many years since he's been battling his illness. But Vince... His voice is weak, often off-key, he sings maybe half the lyrics and lets the audience fill in the rest. I, personally hate that. I will not see them, ever, until someone can fix his voice.
At what age should a child get a cell phone? My daughter is driving me insane because she says "all her friends have phones"?
Wonder wot freaks will be on big brother 2 night ?
What is the darkest book you have read?
Scaring people in their bathroom isn't very mice. A South London couple claims a rat has been showing up regularly in the toilet for more than nine months.
BREAKING: Bret Biedscheid sentenced to 90 days in county jail, 36 mos probation, 500 hours community service for leaving scene of deadly accident
My reaction when the beat drops in a song Vine By: Landon Moss
Anyone know how to find out what jersey will be worn at spurs game tomorrow? Help ASAP Zarron Gonzalez Corpus Guy Burl Ritchie Stephen Mandi Chavez Natasha Hild-Tabor Will Cruise
The final list of candidates for the upcoming Midvale municipal elections is in! Read over the list of candidates and be ready to cast your vote for mayor and city council member! :: Candidates for mayor – *Joann B. Seghini *David Fair *Olga De La Cruz Candidates for City Council District 4 *Torin Chambers *Wayne L. Sharp *Tim Heumann Candidates for City Council District 5 *Colleen Costello *Serafina Ochoa *Bret Black *Stephen Brown
Todays plan is laying by the pool, then fixing a chicken casserole, green beans, corn, potatoes and strawberry cobbler for supper.
Daniel Pipes of the Middle East Forum (where I am associate fellow) replies this morning to Bret Stephens' June 3rd Wall Street Journal column, "The Muslim Civil War: Standing by while the Sunnis and Shiites fight it out invites disaster." The Iran-Iraq
Good morning, Gang! Happy Saturday!! I will do my best to catch up with everyone tomorrow. GRATEFUL for all of YOU!! THANK YOU for all the good YOU contribute to my life!! :)
In his article "The Muslim Civil War," Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal disagrees with my argument about Syria. He characterizes the position I hold this way: If al Qaeda fighters want to murder Hezbollah fighters and Hezbollah fighters want to
In The Wall Street Journal, Bret Stephens interviews Yan Jisheng, a chronicler of Mao's depredations, who finds much to worry about in modern China.
Bret Stephens's assertion that the Roman Catholic Church's rule on celibacy for priests is "a stricture that all but guarantees . . . sordid outcomes" is unsubstantiated ("A Church, If You Can Keep It," Global View, March 5). Sexual abuse was committed by about 4% of Catholic priests, according to a...
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 Failure of Leadership - The Rogue Investor by Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners Bill Bonner Poor Chuck Hagel. Every day The Wall Street Journal wallops the fellow. He is whacked for not knowing what he is doing... smacked for not appreciating the threat of a nuclear Iran... and beaten up for not bending over quickly enough to kiss neocon butts. John McCain and Lindsey Graham went to work on him in the Senate. They went at it clumsily and disgracefully -- like a pair of goons with lead pipes. And then in the Journal, Dorothy Rabinowitz hammered him on Monday. She was so hysterical we couldn't follow what she was talking about. On Tuesday, Bret Stephens took over -- and began pounding away in a more usual ham-fisted way. We're enjoying the show. McCain and Graham acted like thugs. Still, it's amusing and gratifying to watch politicians get beat up. Too bad we couldn't watch the same sport when Hillary Clinton was put up for the job! Hillary actually deserved it. hose who ...
The Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens gave the keynote speech at David Horowitz’s Restoration Weekend this past November in the immediate aftermath of the election. He took Gaza as a ...
HAPPY NEW YEAR? By Thomas Sowell 1/1/2013 The beginning of a new year is often a time to look forward and look back. The way the future looks, I prefer to look back -- and depend on my advanced age to spare me from having to deal with too much of the future. If there are any awards to be given to anyone for what they did in 2012, one of those rewards should be for prophecy, if only because prophecies that turn out to be right are so rare. With that in mind, my choice for the prediction of the year award goes to Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal for his column of January 24, 2012 titled: "The GOP Deserves to Lose." Despite reciting a litany of reasons why President Obama deserved to be booted out of the White House, Stephens said, "Let's just say right now what voters will be saying in November, once Barack Obama has been re-elected: Republicans deserve to lose." To me, the Republican establishment is the 8th wonder of the world. How they can keep repeating the same mistakes for decades on end is be ...
Adam White on Robert Bork: He won. Newtown is Obama's Birmingham moment, or something. Self-confiscation? Bret Stephens responds to Peter Beinert.
Of all people the Weekly Standard and Bret Stephens are calling former Senator Chuck Hagel an anti-semite. How shameful.
Gaza Withdrawal’s Lesson: A Caveat: Jonathan follows Bret Stephens and Max Boot in reviewing the deba... Commentary
Bret Stephens had a thought-provoking column Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal in which he recanted his previous support for the Gaza pullout. It made me wonder whether I too was wrong to support Sharon’s disengagement in 2005.
The Coming Global Disorder Bret Stephens — October 2012 COMMENTARY Woody Island is a speck of land in the middle of the South China Sea, not quite a square mile in size. Over the past 80 years it has been occupied by French Indochina, Imperial Japan, the Republic of China, the People’s Republic of China, South Vietnam, and, after a brief war in 1974, the People’s Republic again. Now known as Yongxing to the Chinese (or Phu Lam to the Vietnamese, who still lay claim to it), the island has an airstrip, a harbor, and a few hundred Chinese residents, none native-born, many of whom make their living as fishermen. An obscure tropical island may seem an odd starting point for an essay on the coming global disorder. Yet great conflicts have been known to flare over little things in faraway places. “On the morning of July 1, [1911,] without more ado, it was announced that His Imperial Majesty the German Emperor had sent his gunboat the Panther to Agadir to maintain and protect German interests,” wrote Wi ...
Obama administration dishonors the four Americans murdered in the Benghazi terror attack: The Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens nicely sums up the political…
Watch: Bret Stephens from (Wall Street Journal) speaks on Iran and at San Diego event
The new issue of is a must-read, w/ pieces by Bret Stephens, Elliott Abrams, &
Easy Targets: In today’s Impromptus, I discuss a column by Bret Stephens, “possibly the greatest column in the h...
Interesting piece in the WSJ by Bret Stephens "Muslims, Mormons, and Liberals" asking why is it OK to mock one religion, but not another. The answer is that only the Muslims will kill you if they feel offended. Why was the film snippet described by Susan Rice as "hateful and offensive" and by Jay Carney as "disgusting and reprehensible" but "The Book of Mormon" was attended by Hillary Clinton. Almost humorous how those on the left fail to see their hypocrisy.
Bret Stephens of the WSJ finds some intriguing leads on the man who made the world's most deadly movie trailer.
In that speech, as Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens noted last week, Ryan showed that "he knows how to think." "Our fiscal policy and our foreign policy are on a collision course," said Ryan, whose number-crunching knack clearly appealed to fellow numbers-cruncher Romney. Defense spending accounted for 39 percent of the federal budget in 1970, said Ryan (who was born that year), but accounts for only 16 percent today. Under current budget pressures, it is at risk of going far lower. Ryan referenced Princeton scholar Aaron Friedberg's book "The Weary Titan," on how Britain ceded world leadership a century ago in the face of economic pressures. He pointed out that while Britain could assume that the United States, with similar values and goals, might take up the burden, we have no similar fallback today. Ryan acknowledged that our long-term dedication to freedom and democracy must sometimes yield to short-term interests. But that dedication, not occasional accommodations, must be our lodestar. ...
In Defense of Fareed Zakaria by Bret Stephens on 08/16/2012 "The famous pundit made a mistake, but the schadenfreude brigades are guilty of worse. in the WSJ." Good opinion piece.
Is journalism's equivalent of ‘too big to fail’? Bret Stephens' case for giving his peer a break
Incredible article in the by Bret Stephens today in defense of . Really well done...refreshingly objective & nonpartisan
Bret Stephens, a conservative commentator, writes an insightful piece about Fareed Zakaria in The Wall Street Journal.
have you seen Bret Stephens' piece on Ryan as the thinking man's Foreign Policy politician? the word stretch comes to mind.
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"President of has just said to army: 'Who's your daddy'" :Bret Stephens on Egypt - CNN Global View
Exceptional article in today's Wall Street Journal by Bret Stephens titled, "Paul Ryan's Neocon Manifesto". Tried to post it but it is locked down for nonsubscribers of the digital version of the paper. If you get the Journal, it's a very short article on page A13 but it is very good.
Columnist Bret Stephens on Israeli media reports that Prime Minister Netanyahu would like to strike Iranian nuclear sites before the U.S. election but lacks internal support. Photos: Associated Press
Bret Stephens: Defense was 39% of budget in '70, 16% now. Omits that real defense outlays rose 32%.
Can't believe Bret Stephens beat Powerline to the punch on this one
Must-read Bret Stephens column on foreign policy vision:
You say "Ryan’s international credentials are nonexistent." But see this Bret Stephens column today:
The indispensable Bret Stephens on Neocon Manifesto: via cc
Opinion:Will Israel Strike? Columnist Bret Stephens on Israeli media reports - WSJ video :
Will Strike? Columnist Bret Stephens on Israeli media reports - video
They'll be trying this again soon, so this is a good reminder. Climategate.
Opinion Journal: Will Israel Strike? -- Bret Stephens on the chances of striking - WSJ
Economic humor for today: "Could the 1970's have been worse (than today's economy)? Well, yes, on account of the hair". - Bret Stephens
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