Visualizing CNN’s National Security Debate

I created this tag cloud by eliminating most of the irrelevant words from a transcript of last night’s national security debate and this is what resulted. Notice the emphasis on “Iran”, “Israel”, “war”, and “nuclear”. afghanistan attack begin budget change… Continue Reading  

Pakistan, Iran, Syria and Israel discussed in CNN National Security Debate

CNN’s video game like introduction to Tuesday night’s Republican national security debate was more interesting than the actual event. It included footage of the Bush Administration’s rhetoric during the Iraq war and a clip of a Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speech, but… Continue Reading  

Right-Wing Think Tankers Use Alleged Assassination Plot To Push For War With Iran

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress Details of the alleged plot by an Iranian-American to hire Mexican drug cartels to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador in Washington remain few and far between. But that hasn’t stopped analysts at the American… Continue Reading  

Meet An Islamophobia Network Funder: Richard Scaife

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress Richard Scaife and his three Pittsburgh-based foundations — the Sarah Scaife, Carthage, and Allegheny foundations — represent one of the biggest contributors to the Islamophobia network with combined contributions of $7.875 million. CAP’s report,… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for February 24: National Review Online: Clifford D. May, president of the hawkish Foundation for Defense of Democracies, lashes out at the UN for considering Palestinian requests for a condemnation of Israeli settlement construction.… Continue Reading