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Director, UChicago Institute of Politics. Senior Political Commentator @CNN. Host, The Axe Files, http://itunes.com/AxeFiles. Views expressed here are my own.

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What are the odds that the Saudi probe of the Khashoggi case, on which we are apparently hanging our hat, will implicate the country’s autocratic rulers?
My #AxeFiles convo with @mkhammer, cheerful contrarian-a conservative who doesn’t mind roiling both tribes. Maybe her own inspiring story of recovery from tragic loss has added to that perspective. https://t.co/Vw263k8LGX
“We are not here to lecture. We are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship.”
-@realDonaldTrump in Riyadh in ‘17.
This was widely interpreted as a signal that human rights was no longer a U.S. priority.
That message was heard.
Jamal Khashoggi’s final column for the @washingtonpost is an eloquent testament to the importance of a free press and its role in holding governments to account, the cause for which he apparently died.
We, as Americans, should never take it for granted.
https://t.co/9ziSFfiqJR
I don’t know what dealings the Trump Organization has had w/the Saudis. But just the fact that this is being raised, in light of @POTUS ‘s tepid reaction to the Khashoggi murder, speaks to why past presidents have released tax returns & divorced themselves from biz conflicts.
What message does it send when the U.S. president embraces Kim Jung Un, the world’s number one human rights abuser; when he ignores Putin’s savagery and subversion and alibis for the Saudis now?
It would be shocking if Democratic candidates across the country weren’t cutting ads right now on this.
https://t.co/qjLcD2nJed
A Mind Unraveled, the searing new memoir by @kurteichenwald, is a heartwrenching, horrifying and, ultimately, triumphant account of his battle with epilepsy. A really remarkable book. https://t.co/18tvyr8QSZ
Did @SecPompeo really go to Riyadh to get to the bottom of the Khashoggi murder? Or was it simply to coordinate stories?
Last few hours for online auction featuring top-of-line tickets to @springsteen on Broadway and rare signed guitar from Bruce and E Street band, along with other memorabilia from a host of Rock and Country Hall of Famers. All to help us @cureepilepsy!!
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