Fred Kaplan
Fred Kaplan Fred Kaplan
War Stories
July 29 2015 11:06 AMJust PunishmentJonathan Pollard was one of the worst traitors of the 20th century. He deserved to languish as long as he did.
War Stories
July 14 2015 5:49 PMWhy Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Neocons Hate the Iran DealHint: It has nothing to do with the deal.
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June 26 2015 4:59 PMOnly Two Issues Can Derail the Iran DealHere’s what to watch for as the deadline looms. 
Brow Beat
June 11 2015 4:26 PMHow Ornette Coleman Created the Most Hauntingly Beautiful Song in Jazz
War Stories
June 8 2015 6:11 PMThe NSA Debate We Should Be HavingThe spy agency is neither reformed nor toothless. But there is something that we should be talking about.
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June 1 2015 3:50 PMThe State of the Surveillance StateAmerica isn’t defenseless without the Patriot Act, and the revised law won’t hurt national security, either.
Television
May 15 2015 12:25 PMWhat Did Mad Men Really Tell Us About American History?I’m one year older than Sally Draper. In the end, here’s how Matthew Weiner got the ’60s right.
War Stories
May 1 2015 1:32 PMDeath From AboveAnne Hathaway’s new one-woman play explores the frightening future of the drone wars.
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April 15 2015 12:01 PMPutin’s Hard SellWhy the Russian leader’s offer to sell missiles to Iran just made the nuclear deal more attractive.
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March 31 2015 7:23 PMGetting to MaybeWhat are the differences that have Western and Iranian nuclear negotiators staying up all night?
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March 18 2015 4:42 PMIsrael Just LostBenjamin Netanyahu has won at his own country’s expense.
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March 10 2015 2:18 PMAmateur HourThe letter 47 Republican senators sent to Iran is one of the most plainly stupid things a group of senators has ever done.
Culturebox
Feb. 20 2015 11:49 AMI, AudiophileI appreciate high-quality phono-cartridges. I recognize a good digital-to-analog converter. I care about the capacitors in my amplifier. I will not apologize for this. 
War Stories
Feb. 11 2015 4:39 PMEmpty ThreatsWhy even a Republican-controlled Congress will give President Obama the authority to wage war.
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Jan. 27 2015 5:31 PMLong Live the King!Why President Obama is suddenly cozying up to the Saudi royal family. 
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July 23 2015 7:20 PMBad PostureRepublican opponents of the Iran deal come off looking like they want war.
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July 14 2015 12:58 PMThe Art of the DealCongress has a clear choice: Approve this deal or watch Iran grow stronger. 
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June 19 2015 4:21 PMThe New World DisorderInternational terrorism is booming, but Americans seldom pay the price.
Brow Beat
June 11 2015 4:07 PMOrnette Coleman’s 10 Best Albums
Slate Plus
June 3 2015 10:00 AMSpin VinylWhy you should invest in a good turntable in the age of digital downloads.
War Stories
May 19 2015 7:35 PMIraq’s Least Worst OptionsIf we want to defeat ISIS, we are going to have to accept some outcomes we don’t like.
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May 8 2015 1:06 PMMend It, Don’t End ItCongress will limit the NSA’s ability to track our phone calls, not put a stop to it.   
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April 22 2015 5:42 PMThe Yemen TrapThe civil war in Yemen is a messy power struggle that will likely get worse before it gets better.
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April 2 2015 6:40 PMThe Deal of a LifetimeThere are still questions to be answered, but the nuclear agreement with Iran is very good news.
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March 26 2015 5:29 PMObama’s Middle East GambleThe president is trying to engage the troubled region on his own terms. Is that even possible?
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March 16 2015 3:55 PMThe Real Scandal Behind Hillary Clinton’s EmailWe are losing a generation of historical records because the National Archives has failed to do its job.
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March 3 2015 4:20 PMNetanyahu’s Deadly GambitThe Israeli prime minister is insincere. The only outcomes that would please him are Iranian regime change or outright war.
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Feb. 12 2015 5:28 PMHow to Defeat Putin in UkraineArming the Ukrainians is a losing game. Instead, help Kiev succeed.
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Feb. 2 2015 7:39 PMObama’s Big GunsWhy Obama’s defense budget is much larger than it looks.
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Jan. 21 2015 12:50 AMThe Muddled MissionThe president’s foreign policy message was wise, even if the actual execution has often confused means and ends. 

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Aug. 4 2015 3:40 PM The “Olympics, Here?” Bonus Segment Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and June Thomas discuss hosting the Olympics in the good ol’ U.S.A.