Gorka’s Beltway Boosters Leave Him Hanging

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by Eli Clifton Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, might be on his way out of the White House. Following LobeLog’s February article on the White House staffer wearing a medallion from a Hungarian nationalist organization with a… Continue Reading  

Jim DeMint: More “Fangs for the Conservative Beast”

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The revolving door between government and industry is nothing new. Government regulators get jobs in related industries when they retire; military officers accept positions with defense contractors. Former members of Congress have also accepted positions in business and industry, often… Continue Reading  

Hawks on Iran

In response to a worrying trend in U.S. politics, Lobe Log publishes “Hawks on Iran” every Friday. Our posts highlight militaristic commentary and confrontational policy recommendations about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits.… Continue Reading  

Visualizing CNN’s National Security Debate

I created this tag cloud by eliminating most of the irrelevant words from a transcript of last night’s national security debate and this is what resulted. Notice the emphasis on “Iran”, “Israel”, “war”, and “nuclear”. afghanistan attack begin budget change… Continue Reading  

Pakistan, Iran, Syria and Israel discussed in CNN National Security Debate

CNN’s video game like introduction to Tuesday night’s Republican national security debate was more interesting than the actual event. It included footage of the Bush Administration’s rhetoric during the Iraq war and a clip of a Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speech, but… Continue Reading