DHS Official Katharine Gorka Posts Video Condemning DNC Ties to “Left Wing Fringe Groups” in Charlottesville

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by Eli Clifton A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official who worked to eliminate a grant supporting efforts to de-radicalize neo-Nazis has shared, via Facebook, a Fox News video defending President Donald Trump’s initial unwillingness to explicitly condemn white supremacists… Continue Reading  

Sebastian Gorka’s Long History of Denying the Right Wing Terrorism Threat

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by Eli Clifton A review of Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka’s comments over the past two years reveals a consistent dismissal of any suggestion that non-jihadist terrorism poses any threat to Americans. That position runs in parallel with President Donald Trump’s… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Silence on Charlottesville

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by Mitchell Plitnick The awful events in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend presented politicians with an opportunity to score an easy political point, simply by condemning the white supremacists who sparked the violence. Many politicians took advantage of that opportunity.… Continue Reading  

Slouching Toward Mar-a-Lago

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by Andrew J. Bacevich Like it or not, the president of the United States embodies America itself. The individual inhabiting the White House has become the preeminent symbol of who we are and what we represent as a nation and… Continue Reading  

The History of Anti-Arab Sentiment Is Too Deep, the Pain Too Real

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by James J. Zogby A week ago, a pro-Israel media monitoring group accused me of making “an unsubstantiated charge that Israel supporters are responsible” for discrimination, hate crimes, and the political exclusion of Arab Americans. Because this issue is so… Continue Reading