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Iran Dispatch: The Iranian Revolution at 40: From Theocracy to ‘Normality’

In February of 1979, Tehran was in chaos. A cancer-stricken Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Western-backed autocrat, had gone into exile in mid-January, leaving behind a rickety regency council. On Feb. 1, Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, [...]

Trump handles Bush’s death with abnormal normality

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pay their respects as former President George H.W. Bush lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images White House A taboo-busting president who has [...]