Just Desserts: Ben and Jerry Join Pro-Iran Deal “Donor Strike”


by Marsha B. Cohen Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the co-founders of the ice cream company that bears their name, have signed on to a “donor strike” organized by MoveOn.org. Targeting liberal and centrist Democrats Congress who benefit from their largesse,… Continue Reading  

Menendez Rejects Iran Deal, Sides With Donors To His Legal Defense Fund


by Eli Clifton Tuesday’s announcement by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) that he would vote against the Iran deal, making him the second Senate Democrat to oppose the White House’s signature foreign policy initiative, was a surprise to no one. Menendez… Continue Reading  

The WINEP Letter and the Bipartisan Fallacy


by Ali Gharib For the past week, a letter from a varied group of policy experts has been making the rounds, mostly as a case against doing a deal with Iran. More particularly, many of these experts have been opposed to doing this deal… Continue Reading  

Poe’s Financial Ties To MEK May Explain Maryam’s House Testimony


by Eli Clifton Wednesday’s scheduled congressional hearing on “ISIS: Defining the Enemy” is rapidly shrinking in size. Two key witnesses are refusing to attend due to the invitation to testify that Ted Poe (R-TX), the chairman of the House Foreign… Continue Reading  

Congress Learns to Compromise on Iran?


by Ali Gharib One of the most striking things about the congressional discourse about the Iran talks had been the overwrought denunciations of diplomacy by Republicans. You don’t have to look hard. Mark Kirk, the Illinois senator, takes every chance… Continue Reading