Making America Great, and Saving Israel in the Process

by Paul R. Pillar A depressing sameness characterized the speeches of presidential candidates to the recently concluded exercise in fervid conformity that is called the AIPAC annual meeting. Although the event and the organization ostensibly are dedicated to support for,… Continue Reading  

Presidential Candidates at AIPAC: Dangerous and Delusional

by James J. Zogby The performances by four of the five remaining presidential candidates at AIPAC’s policy conference made this a perfectly strange and unsettling week in Washington.

Ted Cruz’s Team of Islamophobes

by Derek Davison Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), one of the three remaining candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, is unveiling his national security team today, and Bloomberg View columnist Eli Lake was able to preview some of its members for… Continue Reading  

Spoiling the Pentagon

by William Astore The word “affluenza” is much in vogue. Lately, it’s been linked to a Texas teenager, Ethan Couch, who in 2013 killed four people in a car accident while driving drunk. During the trial, a defense witness argued… Continue Reading  

Reading Tea Leaves in the Adelson Primary

by Eli Clifton and Ali Gharib What Republican contender will Sheldon Adelson, and potentially his tens of millions of dollars, end up backing this election cycle? So far, the GOP megadonor has avoided revealing his top choice, but the hints… Continue Reading