A minor mystery revealed: origin of the name “Little Green Footballs”

It’s far from Earth-shattering and hardly related to any of the serious business discussed here, but it was a mystery which was begging to be solved: No one seemed to know where to the name of the blog Little Green… Continue Reading  

When Does Conciliatory Become Obsequious? Abbas Meets The Pro-Israel Lobby

In what was a surprising and disconcerting development, 30 of the most influential and politically powerful American Jews identified with the pro-Israel lobby, met recently with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in what was called a “dinner and conversation.” The… Continue Reading  

Goldberg vs. Greenwald

Corporal Jeffery Goldberg is pissed. See, on his Salon blog, Glenn Greenwald wrote a scathing critique of Goldberg through the lens of the Dave Weigel-Washington Post affair. The post, on how Goldberg’s rush to judge Weigel is emblematic of flaws… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Robert Dreyfuss, The President Chooses the Guru

The Land Where Theories of Warfare Go to Die Obama, Petraeus, and the Cult of COIN in Afghanistan By Robert Dreyfuss Reprinted with permission of TomDispatch.com Less than a year ago, General David Petraeus saluted smartly and pledged his loyal support… Continue Reading  

Flotilla Fallout Continues for Israel…and the U.S.

I’ve been off at a wedding for most of this week and, poring over old headlines, I noticed that the flotilla incident in the Med continues to have drastic fallout for Israel and, by extension, the U.S. By announcing that… Continue Reading