The Two Amigos and the Middle East

John McCain, Lindsey Graham

by Paul Pillar via The National Interest Lindsey Graham and John McCain, the two-thirds of the Three Amigos who are still in the U.S. Senate since the departure of Joe Lieberman, contributed to the opinion pages of the Washington Post this weekend a… Continue Reading  

FDD, “Neoconservative,” and the New York Times

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by Jim Lobe Anyone who has followed the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) knows it’s a neoconservative organization whose central purpose since its founding in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 has less to do with democracy than with promoting the… Continue Reading  

Always and Everywhere


The New York Times and the Enduring “Threat” of Isolationism via Tom Dispatch by Andrew J. Bacevich The abiding defect of U.S. foreign policy? It’s isolationism, my friend. Purporting to steer clear of war, isolationism fosters it. Isolationism impedes the spread of democracy.… Continue Reading  

Some of Adelson’s Favorite Beneficiaries


by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton Following on David’s post about Sheldon Adelson’s nuclear strategy for dealing with Iran’s nuclear program, it might be useful to recall some of the casino magnate’s favorite Israel-related organizational beneficiaries. Perhaps they should be… Continue Reading  

Sheldon Adelson: Billionaire Comedian of the Year


by David Isenberg Last year I wrote a column for the Huffington Post discussing how some of my fellow members of the Chosen People — specifically, Jewish neoconservatives — were doing their best to bring comic relief to the American… Continue Reading