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Bret Stephens
Bret Stephens

Bret Stephens

Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times

Bret Stephens is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, and a senior political contributor at NBC. He has addressed and denounced anti-Semitism in the U.S. and abroad, emerging as a leading voice on the international stage defending Zionism today. He previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and before that was editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post. 


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The tide of public opinion, until recently so dull and vociferous in its opposition to “neocons,” is beginning to shift as Americans understand that a policy of inaction also has its price. Americans are once again prepared to hear the case against retreat.

Monday, September 1, 2014

An American journalist is murdered and the president's defense chief calls ISIS an imminent threat. So does the U.S. have a strategy to defeat the terror group?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

President Obama talks about progress in ending the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. But is he committed to averting a military one and defeating the ISIS threat?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

ISIS makes liberals rediscover the necessity of hard power.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The right’s political huckster gives Al Sharpton a run for his money.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Get what you thought you wanted.  Get the opposite of what you really want.

Monday, June 27, 2016

America’s neighbor isn’t a failed state or a threat—despite what Donald Trump says.

Monday, June 6, 2016

The right can survive liberal presidents. Trump will kill its best ideas for a generation.

Monday, May 9, 2016

“America First” is the inevitable outcome of the Republican descent into populism.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Donald Trump gives credence to the left’s caricature of bigoted conservatives.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Where was Mark Levin when Trump was still a big bubble waiting to be popped?

Monday, February 22, 2016

Democracies that trade substance for charisma don’t last. Trump is America’s answer to Hugo Chávez.

Monday, August 31, 2015
"Larry Hogan can offer a serious and meaningful alternative to the corroded conservatism we have in Washington today."
Friday, January 18, 2019
"Politico reports that Donald Trump's political team has started compiling opposition research on three candidates: Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker. Bret Stephens and Doug Thornell join Katy Tur to discuss what these candidates bring to the table."
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Gail Collins and Bret Stephens discuss the fate of President Trump in 2020. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

"During the eight years of the Obama presidency, I thought U.S. policy toward Israel — the hectoring, the incompetent diplomatic interventions, the moral equivocations, the Iran deal, the backstabbing at the U.N. — couldn’t get worse. As with so much else, Donald Trump succeeds in making his predecessors look good."

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

"Negotiators have come up with a border security deal which President Trump is expected to sign because he says he will find another way to fund his border wall. Stephanie Ruhle is joined by PBS Newshour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, Spectrum News NY1 Political Reporter Grace Rauh, Vanity Fair Special Correspondent William Cohan, and New York Times Opinion Columnist Bret Stephens to discuss if Republicans are worried about a potential executive overreach and why the President didn’t get money from elsewhere before."

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
"But if you’re serious about wanting to defeat Trump, you might want to start with Rule No. 1: Don’t argue with sunshine. Don’t acknowledge good news through gritted teeth, or chortle at the president’s boastful delivery, or content yourself with the thought that Barack Obama also had some strong quarters and deserves all the credit."
Friday, July 27, 2018

Bret Stephens discusses his Op-Ed critical of GOP candidate Donal Trump with Fox News prior to the 2016 presidential election. 

Thursday, March 14, 2019
"Now it’s my turn to watch the Republican Party drift away. Whether the trend continues after the election remains to be seen, but already the GOP is largely unrecognizable to me. To see how far it’s fallen, let’s remind ourselves of where it once was."
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
"A movement that can detect a racist dog-whistle from miles away is strangely deaf when it comes to some of the barking on its own side of the fence."
Friday, February 8, 2019
"For the people of northern Israel, anti-Zionism isn’t some feckless sally in the world of ideas."
Thursday, December 13, 2018