Dershowitz Remains on Board of Mercer-Funded Anti-Muslim Group

by Eli Clifton Retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told LobeLog he will remain on the board of the Gatestone Institute, a right-wing think tank that receives money from Trump megadonors Robert and Rebekah Mercer and disseminates anti-Muslim and anti-refugee… Continue Reading  

What Is Facebook Trying to Do?

by James J. Zogby This week, Facebook made a rather strange and disturbing set of announcements. In response to concerns raised by several civil rights organizations—including my own, the Arab American Institute—about hate groups using their platform to harass and at… Continue Reading  

The Bloodstained Rise of Global Populism

by Alfred W. McCoy In 2016, something extraordinary happened in the politics of diverse countries around the world. With surprising speed and simultaneity, a new generation of populist leaders emerged from the margins of nominally democratic nations to win power. … Continue Reading  

Trump, Counter-Trump: Global Responses

by John Feffer Let’s hope that Donald Trump is the political version of syrup of ipecac. The American system has been sick to its stomach for some time. Then along comes Donald Trump, America swallows him (hook, line, and sinker),… Continue Reading  

Wilders in Cleveland

by Eli Clifton Donald Trump’s GOP convention will, no doubt, contain many firsts. The list of speakers seems to change by the hour, and people brandishing open-carry firearms have already been spotted outside the convention complex. But perhaps the oddest… Continue Reading