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Rosen on Afghanistan: No “Control,” No COIN

Published on February 12th, 2010 | by Ali Gharib

Nir Rosen holds forth from Afghanistan’s recently-escalated Helmand Province in his latest for Mother Jones. Along with Rosen’s characteristically illuminating anecdotes from the front lines (like encountering a group of doped-up Afghan National Police), we also ... Read More


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Rubin and Chalabi, and Gerecht

Published on February 11th, 2010 | by Jim Lobe

For those who have not yet read it, Bob Dreyfuss’ skewering of the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Michael Rubin and his long-running love affair with Ahmad Chalabi earlier this week is well worth the time, particularly ... Read More


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Is Leon Wieseltier a Neocon?

Published on February 11th, 2010 | by Ali Gharib

While I’m in the follow-up mood, I’ve got a thing or two to say about Leon Wieseltier, the longtime literary editor of The New Republic. Daniel had this incisive post about Wieseltier and his accusation of ... Read More


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Palin’s Future and Neocon Rifts

Published on February 11th, 2010 | by Ali Gharib

By way of a follow up on Marsha’s post, I thought I’d expand on some tidbits of coverage as former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin teeters between Tea Bagger and neocon patsy — and what it ... Read More


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Leon Wieseltier, Anti-Semitism, and Israel

Published on February 10th, 2010 | by Daniel Luban

It seems that everybody is talking about Leon Wieseltier’s long screed against Andrew Sullivan, in which the New Republic literary editor insinuates at great length that his former colleague is an anti-Semite, while — in cowardly ... Read More


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Banging the War Drums, playing Pipes, Sarah Palin calls the Wrong Tune

Published on February 8th, 2010 | by Marsha B. Cohen

In a Fox News interview with Chris Wallace on Sunday, political aspirant and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin confused and conflated the neocon "bomb, bomb Iran" message of Daniel Pipes, founder and Director of the right-wing neoconservative Middle East Forum with the views of conservative MSNBC news commentator and Townhall.com blogger Pat Buchanan. ... Read More


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Israeli Human Rights Organizations Under Fire

Published on February 4th, 2010 | by Daniel Luban

Wednesday’s Christian Science Monitor reports on the intensifying campaign being waged by the Israeli right against domestic human rights organizations. The story reports that rightists in the Knesset are calling for “an investigation to determine whether ... Read More


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