Is the Israel Lobby Losing Its Grip?

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In recent weeks, a few incidents have begun to raise questions about the vaunted power of the so-called “Israel Lobby” and whether its influence might be waning. First there were the AIPAC-backed congressional bills that sought to level sanctions on… Continue Reading  

More Voices Urge Obama to Rein In Netanyahu

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via IPS News WASHINGTON, Dec 6 2012 (IPS) – Increasingly distressed over the possible consequences of Israel’s recent steps to punish the Palestinian Authority (PA) and consolidate its hold on the West Bank, a number of prominent voices here are urging… Continue Reading  

On the trail in Virginia

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By Scott McConnell I spent the weekend canvassing for Obama in the Virginia Beach area. The task for the hundreds of volunteers who descended from DC and New York was to make sure the maximum number of Virginia’s “sporadic Democratic… Continue Reading  

Does Tehran want Obama or Romney?

The answer to this question is simple: there is no such thing as one Tehran. Opinions vary and arguments to back up the case for either Barak Obama or Mitt Romney are sometimes unexpected. The way it looks now, the… Continue Reading  

Should the consequences of war with Iran be discussed in private?

This week, Jeffrey Goldberg gave cover to Mitt Romney’s critique of public discussion about the consequences of going to war with Iran in Bloomberg News. Goldberg wasn’t giving Romney a platform for his messaging; he agrees with the Republican nominee’s assessment: Romney’s more… Continue Reading