On the trail in Virginia

obama-canvassing

By Scott McConnell I spent the weekend canvassing for Obama in the Virginia Beach area. The task for the hundreds of volunteers who descended from DC and New York was to make sure the maximum number of Virginia’s “sporadic Democratic… Continue Reading  

Leading Neocon Says She Wants To Feed ThinkProgress Writer To Sharks

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress AbramsLast week, a well-connected neoconservative pundit and board member of a high-profile right-wing pressure group wrote, after the prisoner swap deal that freed an Israeli soldier, that Israel should now take Palestinian militants —… Continue Reading  

Rick Perry Distorts Texas Historian In His Cozy-Up-To-Israel Op-Ed

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress There’s a joke that’s been developing over the past several years that you know someone is running for president when they start regularly bringing up the U.S.-Israel alliance. Republican presidential hopeful and Texas governor… Continue Reading  

Matt Duss on Herzliya, or: ‘Neocon Woodstock’

If you haven’t already, head over the website of the Nation and read every last word of Matt Duss’s report from Herzliya, the biggest annual Israeli security conference. The event is best known for being where Israeli rightists and U.S.… Continue Reading  

Odds and Ends on Seismic Events in Egypt

I’m going abroad for a long overdue vacation soon, and my blogging might slow down for at least the next week, so I wanted to deposit some thoughts on the stories dominating the headlines right now, and some others that… Continue Reading