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In September, a US soldier on a road in Syria as a boy carried snacks to sell in the so-called safe zone on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey. MAYA ALLERUZZO/AP

Trump’s real impeachable offense

Can Trump be deposed for being a bad president? Certainly not. Were his dealings with Ukraine so egregious as to justify his removal from office? Maybe. Should he be impeached? Yes — but not for any of the reasons his enemies cite.

Our misunderstanding of the hostage crisis still poisons US-Iran relations

Our misunderstanding of the hostage crisis still poisons US-Iran relations

A FEW WEEKS AGO, as I was giving a speech urging better relations between the United States and Iran, a man on the edge of the crowd began shouting in protest. Slowly I was able to make out his words. He was chanting a single phrase: “Hostage crisis! Hostage crisis! Hostage crisis!”