Trump on Iran: A Lie That May Lead to War

by Paul R. Pillar On the first work day of the new year, President Trump held a cabinet meeting that was open to the press and consisted mostly of a rambling monologue by the president about border walls and assorted… Continue Reading  

No, the Deep State Didn’t Cause Trump’s Syria Flip-Flop

by Mike Lofgren The post hoc fallacy is one of the more common logical errors. The fact that the sunrise follows the rooster’s crowing does not prove that the rooster caused it. There is a similar tendency in political commentary… Continue Reading  

GOP Purse Strings Held by Saudi Lobbyist

by Eli Clifton Last month, Republican members of the House blocked a vote on legislation introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) to end the U.S. role in supporting the Saudi-led war in Yemen. In doing so, House Republicans protected Saudi… Continue Reading  

Dershowitz Received $120K from Anti-Muslim Gatestone Institute

by Eli Clifton Former Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz spent the first two years of the Trump administration defending the president against the possible threat of impeachment, attacking critics of the White House, supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s controversial nomination to… Continue Reading  

Nikki Haley’s Mission Accomplished Moment

by Derek Davison On Tuesday morning, Donald Trump announced that his United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, was resigning and will leave the administration at the end of 2018. Haley’s departure came as a surprise. Most high-profile departures from the Trump… Continue Reading