Debate dynamics

By Boaz Bismuth, ISRAEL HAYOM— President Barack Obama did not deliver the goods, but for the moment, it seems he has earned more sympathy than his Republican rival Mitt Romney. Obama has also recently managed to widen the gap between him and his opponent in swing states like Ohio, New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, Wisconsin,…

Obama, Democrats, and the Jews

By ISI LEIBLER, ISRAEL HAYOM— The disproportionately high profile of American Jews in the U.S. presidential election contest and the efforts invested by both candidates portraying themselves as supportive of the Jewish state has assumed surrealistic levels. Overall, Israel’s standing in the U.S. today is at an all-time high. Yet, the Democratic convention spotlighted the…

The Consequences of Obama's Bungled Mideast Policy

By MICHAEL BARONE, TOWNHALL— In Libya, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three colleagues were murdered Tuesday. Earlier that day, protesters in Egypt stormed the U.S. embassy and tore down the American flag. It was “the day the roof fell in,” proclaimed blogger and historian Walter Russell Mead. Barack Obama’s “efforts to reconcile the U.S. and…