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For Josh Lederman's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

On Muslims, Democrats find an unlikely ally: George W Bush

/ | Dec 27, 2015

On Muslims, Democrats find an unlikely ally: George W Bush

Taunted by Republicans to declare war on “radical Islamic terrorism,” Democrats are turning to an unlikely ally: George W. Bush. President Barack Obama, under pressure to be more aggressive on terrorism, regularly cites his predecessor’s refusal to demonize Muslims or play into the notion ...

U.S. sanctions North Korea over Sony cyberattack

/ Jan 3, 2015

U.S. sanctions North Korea over Sony cyberattack

The United States imposed new sanctions Friday on North Korean government officials and the country’s defense industry over a cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., insisting that Pyongyang was to blame despite lingering doubts by cybersecurity experts. The White House warned this was just ...

Split U.S. Senate would mean new role for Biden: tiebreaker

/ Nov 2, 2014

Split U.S. Senate would mean new role for Biden: tiebreaker

If the Senate splits evenly between Democrats and Republicans in Tuesday’s midterm polls, Vice President Joe Biden could be the big winner. As president of the Senate, the U.S. vice president gets to cast the tiebreaking vote regardless of which party controls the Senate. ...