Destroying the Planet, and U.S. Leadership Along With It


by Paul R. Pillar With the wide path of destruction that Donald Trump has been cutting—in which the damage is affecting matters ranging from principles of nondiscrimination to ethical integrity of government officials to reliable health care for Americans—it is… Continue Reading  

Islamophobia Surges on the Right

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by Ali Gharib Barack Obama seems determined to strike out at the anti-Muslim bigotry coursing through the American right. The policies being pushed by Republicans—particularly by those campaigning to be president—have reached a new low, and the ugliness driving them… Continue Reading  

Booker Torn Between GOP Donors and His Party


by Eli Clifton Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is feeling the heat. Progressive advocacy groups are pushing Democrats from one side to back the Obama administration’s plan to constrain Iran’s nuclear program. From the other side, meanwhile, New Jersey’s Republican Governor… Continue Reading  

Is Hamas Winning?


by Mitchell Plitnick When Israel, or any country, engages in armed conflict with a guerrilla group, even if that group controls significant territory and resources, it is a virtual truism that the longer the fighting persists, the greater the gains… Continue Reading  

Bloomberg Refudiates “Ground Zero Mosque” Demagoguery

While everyone from former half-term Alaskan governors to former Georgia congressmen to heads of major Jewish civil rights organizations seems to feel entitled to offer their opinion on the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” — the subject of Ali’s excellent post… Continue Reading