Isolation in Hamburg


by Paul R. Pillar President Donald Trump’s second foreign trip, to attend a G-20 summit meeting, demonstrated how far and how fast U.S. global leadership and influence have fallen. This observation is warranted despite the usual tendency in the media… Continue Reading  

Early Draft of Clinton Speech Mentioned Palestinian Rights


by Eli Clifton Yesterday, WikiLeaks released an email from Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta in which he urged Clinton’s speechwriters to tone down language that might “evoke how people feel about how Israel is treating the Palestinians” from a… Continue Reading  

Podesta: Top Clinton Donors Condition Their Support on Israeli Security


In a hacked email released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, answered an innocent question from his daughter with a revealing answer about what motivates two of Clinton’s biggest supporters to stand by her candidacy: Israel.

It’s Rigged: Takes One to Know One


by John Feffer The system is rigged. Let’s be clear: the American political system favors the two major parties and our economic system favors the wealthy. The global system is similarly rigged in favor of powerful countries (such as the… Continue Reading  

Washington’s Multi-Million-Dollar Saudi PR Machine


by Eli Clifton Public image isn’t something one can always control, but Saudi Arabia is spending millions of dollars on Washington lobbyists and PR firms to improve the Kingdom’s reputation in the West. The execution of Shiite leader Sheik Nimr… Continue Reading