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Israel Lobby Leadership Losing It

Published on April 15th, 2010 | by Jim Lobe

On the day when Israel’s ambassador, Michael Oren, met formally with J Street executive director Jeremy Ben-Ami for the first time, the right-wing leadership of what has come to be known as the “Israel Lobby” expressed ... Read More


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Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Our Man in Kabul

Published on April 15th, 2010 | by Tom Engelhardt

Reprinted with permission of TomDispatch.com From Ngo Dinh Diem to Hamid Karzai By Alfred W. McCoy America and the Dictators The crisis has come suddenly, almost without warning. At the far edge of American power in ... Read More


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Thomas Friedman’s Deep Thought of the Week

Published on April 14th, 2010 | by Eli Clifton

“As I have said before, friends don’t let friends drive drunk — especially when we’re still in the back seat alongside an infant named Democracy.” -Thomas Friedman, Attention: Baby on Board... Read More


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The View from Mount Olympus

Published on April 13th, 2010 | by Tom Engelhardt

Reprinted with permission of TomDispatch.com Gods and Monsters Fighting American Wars From On High The Greeks had it right.  When you live on Mount Olympus, your view of humanity is qualitatively different.  The Greek gods, after ... Read More


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From the “Axis of Evil” to the “Age of Nefarious”

Published on April 10th, 2010 | by Marsha B. Cohen

(Remember the 60s rock-musical Hair? Here's a 21st century parody of its hit song "The Age of Aquarius.") The health care bill has finally passed. Rays of hope for the economy. "Too big too fail" may be too big to fight. So let's turn to foreign policy! This is the dawning of the Age of Nefarious. The Age of Nefarious. Ne-fa-rious! Ne-fa-rious!... Read More


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Obama, Nuclear Proliferation and the Politics of Mistranslation

Published on April 9th, 2010 | by Marsha B. Cohen

The right wing blogosphere is buzzing with rumors (denied by the White House, according to Ben Smith of Politico) that the Obama administration has refused visas to employees of the Nuclear Research Center-Negev (NRCN) in Dimona, Israel. Roger Simon, blogging at Pajamas Media, claims to be quoting an article published in the Israeli daily Maariv...Nestled in Simon's (or an uncredited source's) "exclusive Pajamas Media translation" is the revelation that the English version Simon is quoting "is from a Google translation that I’ve tried to fix up a little bit." A little bit? Let's play "Simon Says" and compare his (or his source's) efforts to what Maariv writer Uri Binder actually wrote... Read More


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Netanyahu Cancels Washington Visit Fearing Ambush

Published on April 9th, 2010 | by Ira Glunts

Like the gleeful sound one makes upon hearing that a particularly obnoxious and troublesome relative will not be attending a family gathering, Washington officials probably issued a collective sigh of relief when hearing the news that ... Read More


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