ADL and Downtown Islamic Center: What about the Pentagon?

The debate over the Islamic Center being planned for Lower Manhattan is unfortunately heating up. Islamophobes from neoconservative corners of the web, right wing politicians and Fox News have continued to drive a debate that should have died long ago… Continue Reading  

Foxman Really Outdoes Himself on Mosque Issue

Whatever diminishing credibility the Anti-Defamation League retains as a fighter against discrimination and bigotry against minority groups was shed today with the ADL’s announcement that it opposes the construction of the proposed Islamic Center two blocks from “Ground Zero” in… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Giving Up On Victory, Not War

The End of (Military) History? The United States, Israel, and the Failure of the Western Way of War By Andrew J. Bacevich Reprinted with permission of “In watching the flow of events over the past decade or so, it is… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Clueless in Afghanistan — and Washington

The Opposites Game All the Strangeness of Our American World in One Article By Tom Engelhardt Reprinted with permission of Have you ever thought about just how strange this country’s version of normal truly is?  Let me make my point… Continue Reading  

A Correction for Michael Ledeen

I owe a correction to Michael Ledeen whose post on last week accused me of misrepresenting the reasons for his opposition to a military attack on Iran. He objected in particular to a paragraph I wrote in a recent… Continue Reading