Post Archive

January 2014

Here are a few brief thoughts on the controversy surrounding MSNBC’s Twitter feed, in which--in response to a Cheerios ad (!)--the following message was sent...

It doesn’t take a great deal of investigation to discover that neither Palestinians nor Israelis are particularly enthusiastic about the latest U.S.-backed peace initiative. Neither...

Yesterday on Twitter, foreign-affairs writer Armin Rosen engaged other Mideast watchers in the reason American officials call Jewish settlements “illegitimate” instead of “illegal.” It’s the...

The most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey is filled with ominous news for the president. It’s not simply that the president’s approval ratings are near...

If you want to do yourself a favor, set aside eight minutes to watch Comedy Central's Jon Stewart interview House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Ms. Pelosi...

If you want to understand the difference between people who are actually pro-Palestinian and those who routinely but falsely claim that label, it’s worth reading...

The news this afternoon that the Justice Department will seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving accused Boston Marathon bomber, comes at a...

What a relief that Scarlett Johansson has stepped down as Oxfam ambassador. When it comes to relieving poverty, there is one thing we know: the...

In the State of the Union address, President Obama claimed that "Syria's chemical weapons are being eliminated" because of "American diplomacy, backed by threat of...

The BDS campaign against SodaStream took an unexpected turn yesterday when actress Scarlett Johansson announced her resignation as a representative of Oxfam. The British-based coalition...

Chris Christie’s “bridgegate” scandal had such an impact on the emerging 2016 GOP primary field not only because Christie was considered the early frontrunner but...

With news that support for Iran sanctions may now be showing signs of crumbling among Democrats in the Senate, it's worth recalling that there have...