Tomgram: Michael Klare, Resource Revolts

The Year of Living Dangerously Rising Commodity Prices and Extreme Weather Events Threaten Global Stability By Michael T. Klare Reprinted with permission of TomDispatch.com Get ready for a rocky year.  From now on, rising prices, powerful storms, severe droughts and floods,… Continue Reading  

Gharib and Lobe: Glimmer of Hope in Latest Talks

More than thirty years of enmity and deteriorating relations between the U.S. and Iran aren’t going to go away overnight — or over two meetings, maybe four, five, ten. It will take time. So one thing to be heartened by… Continue Reading  

Washington Post Asked to Account for Jennifer Rubin’s Latest Outburst

We here at LobeLog have been critical of The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin for her use of negative labels to describe her political opponents (e.g. complaining that American Jews have a “sick addiction” to the Democratic party), her factual distortions about… Continue Reading  

Dennis Ross Sits on Board for Daniel Pipes’s Journal

Earlier this week, I chronicled some of Amb. Dennis Ross‘ interactions with, white-washing of, and seeming affinity for several neoconservative individuals, groups, and ideas. A top Obama administration adviser with an ever-growing portfolio including Iran and, more recently, the Israeli-Arab… Continue Reading  

Neocons Gloat About Islamist Iraq, Denounce Islamism

Something of a little blog firestorm was sparked when the Washington Post‘s neoconservative blogger Jennifer Rubin claimed that George W. Bush deserved credit for setting in motion the Tunisian uprising against its U.S.-backed dictator because the seed that sprouted popular… Continue Reading