How Neocons Helped Create Trump

by Jim Lobe Prominent neoconservatives, led by Bill Kristol, have played leading roles in trying to block Trump’s nomination or repeal it somehow. They’ve lined up fellow-neocons to sign letters opposing his election and/or declining to serve under him should… Continue Reading  

Defining “Ransom” for the Anti-Iran Crowd

by Derek Davison Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Obama administration had “secretly” sent $400 million to Iran in January, at the same time that the Iranian government agreed to release three American citizens whom it… Continue Reading  

Bret Stephens’s Racist “Olfactory Element”

by Eli Clifton Yesterday, Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens attempted to denounce Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby’s refusal to shake hands with an Israeli opponent after losing his judo match at the Rio Olympics. Shehaby’s conduct violated both the… Continue Reading  

The Crude Marxism of the Wall Street Journal

by Jim Lobe Tevi Troy and Lanhee Chen are two very smart individuals. But, for self-described “staunch conservatives,” they sure are Marxist in their explanations of partisan affiliation. In an op-ed published in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal titled “The Mystery… Continue Reading  

Neoconservativism in a Nutshell

by Jim Lobe I’ve been asked to give a kind of Neoconservatism 101 over the next 15 minutes or so, which is a big challenge for me. It took seven hours to get through the subject with the Institute for… Continue Reading