Lee Smith

Senior Editor

Lebanon's Garbage Politics

6:12 PM, Aug 25, 2015 • By LEE SMITH




How the Royals Built a Winner in Kansas City This Year—With Speed

October baseball notebook.

5:34 PM, Oct 29, 2014

Batter's Up

Don’t Look at the Ball—If You Really Want to Understand Baseball

October baseball notebook.

7:23 PM, Oct 28, 2014


This World Series Is Pre-Steroid Baseball

October baseball notebook.

4:15 PM, Oct 24, 2014

Is Turkey an Ally?

3:35 PM, Oct 22, 2014

Batter's Up

Forget The Three-Run Homer—Just Strike Out Less

October baseball notebook.

12:10 PM, Oct 21, 2014

Batter's Up

October Baseball Notebook

The Kansas City Royals are not a team of destiny—they just execute team fundamentals.

4:14 PM, Oct 16, 2014

Hands off our centrifuges.

Appeasing Iran

Oct 13, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 05

Gilbert Chagoury in 2003

Unsavory Bedfellows

It’s not easy protecting the Christians of the Middle East.

Sep 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 02

Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi

On the Origin of ISIS

Why has a terrorist state blossomed in Syria and Iraq?

Sep 8, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 48


Hamas’s Media Strategy

Sep 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47


IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

Terror group singles out Stephen Sotloff.

7:27 PM, Aug 19, 2014

Pope Francis

One Cheer for Pope Francis

5:33 PM, Aug 19, 2014


Lee Smith is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard. A senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, Smith is the also author of The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations (Doubleday 2010). 

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