Hillary’s Hair, Part Two

Hillary Clinton
Nearly a month after Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election, her advisors still refuse to concede that the candidate herself, and her advisors, bear responsibility for the loss. Instead, they…
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The Hypocrisy of the Anti-War Left

Anti-War
In October 2015, during a battle for the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, U.S. forces accidentally bombed a hospital belonging to Doctors Without Borders. The French NGO immediately accused the…
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Vladimir Putin, War Criminal

Vladimir Putin
It’s unlikely to happen, but if there is any justice in this world, Vladimir Putin will someday have to answer for his crimes. He has committed a litany, to be…
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Obama Let Iran Cheat on the Deal

Iran nuclear deal
This past January, as the Iran nuclear deal was implemented, the Obama administration justified its eagerness to end sanctions by asserting that Tehran had scrupulously kept all its promises. But it turns…
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Trump, Chaos, and Incompetence

Donald Trump
CLEVELAND—The question that has everybody talking today in and around the Republican Convention is whether Donald and the Trumpkins have simply displayed stunning incompetence at running things—not running speeches through a plagiarism…
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How Israel-Hatred Helped Ruin Syria

Syria
Israel-hatred isn’t the only reason for the Mideast’s current meltdown, but it has undoubtedly played a significant role.  As an example, consider how Lebanon was rebuilt after Hezbollah’s 2006 war…
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The Mirage of BDS Momentum

BDS
Jonathan Tobin has written about the latest defeat for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement. At the General Conference of the United Methodist Church, meeting from May 10-20, several divestment resolutions…
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Is Iran Lobby Pro-US or Pro-Putin?

Iran
Earlier this year, Marcel H. Van Herpen, director of the Cicero Foundation, a think tank with branches in both Maastricht and Paris, published a comprehensive study entitled Putin’s Propaganda Machine:…
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They Are Both the Devils We Know

Republican Party
Donald Trump will be the nominee of the Republican Party. This means, of course, that the Republican Party—at least at the presidential level—has become unfit. There is no other way…
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Should Contractors Work with Iran?

Iran
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the so-called Iran nuclear deal, has become like a bad timeshare agreement an instance in which the costs seemingly continue to grow and…
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The GOP Crackup, For Good or Bad

contested convention
Something unprecedented will obviously have to happen for Donald Trump to lose the Republican nomination. Of course, since Trump is himself an unprecedented phenomenon, what likelier time for an unprecedented response to…
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ISIS’s Expanding Reach

ISIS
On Tuesday night, President Obama both deprecated the significance of ISIS and inflated the success the U.S. has had in fighting it. Don’t worry, be happy. This isn’t “World War…
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