Even if Minister Farrakhan avoids entirely the topics of Jews and Israel on Nov. 22, the date he's scheduled to speak at Morgan State University, his mere presence there serves to confer legitimacy upon a person whose views should make him a pariah. It is incumbent upon school leadership to unequivocally distance the university from Mr. Farrakhan.
The best hope is that the newly empowered Republicans, hoping to counter the brand of negativism that haunted them throughout the Obama administration will swiftly put forward their own legislative agenda and bring much of it up for a vote in both houses.
The U.S. will never persuade General el-Sissi to embrace democracy or end the endemic corruption that enriches Egyptian generals. But we can use the leverage our huge aid payments provide to protect some space for independent voices.
WASHINGTON — As he tries to help his party maintain its grip on the Senate, President Barack Obama will attend a fundraiser Friday at the home of a wealthy Baltimore hedge fund manager who has become one of the nation's foremost advocates for Israel.