It Can’t Happen Here (But It Just Did)

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by John Feffer In the typical time travel story, an enterprising person from the future goes back to 1922 to assassinate young Hitler, or to 1963 to interrupt Lee Harvey Oswald in the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas. This… Continue Reading  

U.S. Support for Israel’s Nuclear Ambitions Will Come at a Price

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by Shemuel Meir Israel is investing great efforts in declaring victory over Egypt on the nuclear issue. As if it were a kind of ritual, reports keep coming out lauding Israel’s victory in the diplomatic arena, and how it foiled the Egyptian demand made… Continue Reading  

Early Lessons of Election Day 2016

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders have cruised to stunning victories in the New Hampshire primary, CNN projects, in results that will rock the establishments of both parties and confirm the strength of outsider candidates in a wild presidential race.

by Robert E. Hunter A few hours after these comments appear on Lobelog, we should know who will be president of the United States for the next four years. Postmortems will begin in earnest as soon as the results are declared and… Continue Reading  

Obama’s Departure: More Difficulties for Iran

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by Shireen T. Hunter Although disappointed about the economic benefits flowing from the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran’s political leadership feels fairly certain that at least the threat of a potential U.S. military strike has now disappeared. Also, even if the… Continue Reading  

The Five Most Common Middle East Conspiracy Theories

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by Reese Erlich I speak about the Middle East to people of various political persuasions around the US, from leftist college students to conservatives on AM radio talk shows. Most Americans are wary of further US military intervention in the… Continue Reading