Clifford D. May

Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

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Cliff May is President of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a research institute focusing on terrorism that was created in the wake of the attacks on September 11, 2001.

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Israel is railing at the Obama administration  for not vetoing a UN vote last week condemning settlements in the West Bank.

A defiant Israel and an American reprimand

Israel is railing at the Obama administration for not vetoing a UN vote last week condemning settlements in the West Bank.

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is running for re-election — at the same time jumping with both feet into American politics.

Mistrust between the US and Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is running for re-election — at the same time jumping with both feet into American politics.

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Iran announced today that it's begun suspending its most advanced nuclear enrichment, which could produce fuel for atomic bombs.  UN inspectors agree .

The Nuclear Deal with Iran Gets Underway

Iran announced today that it's begun suspending its most advanced nuclear enrichment, which could produce fuel for atomic bombs. UN inspectors agree .

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Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

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Nearly 200 years ago, the Cherokee Nation signed a treaty with the United States. The result? They were forcibly removed from the Southeastern part of the U.S. to Oklahoma.

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