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Is the Turkish-Israeli Rapprochement for Real?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.15.2014 | Home
Daniel Wagner

The two states' shared economic and security interests have created an unusual dynamic that permits both to extend an open hand, as well as a clenched fist.

Friday Talking Points -- Talking About the Deal

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We are going to use our Friday Talking Points this week to point out why this deal is not just a pretty darn good one, but actually downright historic.

Israeli FM Resigns After Indictment

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2013 | Home

* Lieberman says wants to settle legal case before election * Law permits him to run for Knesset in January vote By Maay...

Cyber Attacks Against US Banks Sponsored By Iran, Lieberman Says

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.22.2012 | Technology

Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) said Friday that reported cyber attacks against major American financial institutions were likely sponsored by Iran and wer...

Homeland Security Corruption Probes to Be Reviewed

Andrew Becker | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Andrew Becker

Dozens of corruption investigations within the Department of Homeland Security are getting a fresh look by federal officials, amid reports that some internal watchdog agents falsified records at a Texas field office.

Washington and Tehran's Vicious Spin Cycle

Jamal Abdi | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home
Jamal Abdi

If Iran and the U.S. are unable to build positive sum political space and the mutual spin becomes a vicious cycle, the negotiations could easily spin into failure.

Standing up for Joe Lieberman

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Now that Senator Lieberman has announced he will not seek another term for the Senate, many pundits took Alice Roosevelt Longworth's witticism to heart: "If you can't say anything good about someone, sit right here by me."

Friday Talking Points [152] -- A Palin-Free Month?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With some regularity, this column excoriates the mainstream news media for all sorts of continued idiocy in the way it conducts its business. But eve...

Joe Lieberman: 'Too Early' To Endorse Obama In 2012, Have To Look At GOP Candidates (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), freshly freed from the shackles of being concerned with reelection, said in a recent interview that he wasn't ready to e...

John McCain Urges Obama To Select Joe Lieberman As Next Defense Secretary

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that in light of the retirement news of his Senate colleague Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), President Barack Obama...

Ryan Grim

Joe Lieberman, Facing Crowded Field, May Resign | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE - Jan. 19 - 11:40 a.m. - In a message to supporters forwarded to HuffPost, Joe Lieberman announced that he's ending his Senate career, quoting ...

Thank You, Joe Lieberman

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Without the work of Reid, Obama, Pelosi, and yes, even Joe Lieberman, DADT would not have been repealed this weekend -- and would be in place for the foreseeable future, with a new Republican House about to take control.

My 2010 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My apologies to anyone tuning in who was expecting to see the 150th "Friday Talking Points" column, since it will be pre-empted for two weeks here. B...

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal's Last, Best Legislative Chance

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the Senate does not pass the bill by the end of the 111th Congress, then kiss any chance of DADT's legislative repeal goodbye for the next two years.

You Can't Shut WikiLeaks Without Shutting Democracy

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hugh McGuire

My mother just asked what i thought about WikiLeaks, and finally I had an answer. My gut reaction from the beginning has been to support WikiLeaks, but i haven't articulated that support till now:

Friday Talking Points [149] -- Making Holiday Sausage

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The holidays are just around the corner, and the preparatory legislative sausage-making on Capitol Hill is in full swing. What a happy, happy time of...

Attach "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal to Tax Cut Deal

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats should strip the DADT repeal out of the military appropriations bill and attach it to the tax cut bill being prepared. Doing so would not only change the entire tone of the debate in a big way, but it might actually work.

Sam Stein

Top Democrats 'Supportive' Of Keeping Senate In Session For 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top Senate Democrats are willing to keep the chamber in session longer than expected in order to overturn the military's "Don't Ask, Don...

U.S. Politicizes Internet

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Weller

Just as in France, people in the US are learning that the freedom of the Net depends on groups they knew little of or didn't even know existed.

Friday Talking Points [148] -- Aliens Landing?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

So the good news this week was apparently that giant mutant space monsters are not, in fact, about to arrive and (assumably) enslave humankind and eat...

Terror and the TSA

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

The growing national protests against so-called "porno-scans" and pat-downs of passenger private parts should be a turning point in our country's fear-mongering about terror threats.

Linda McMahon Hints Again At Challenging Joe Lieberman

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Failed Connecticut GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon hinted Thursday that she might be back on the ticket in 2012, this time seeking to take down ind...

Friday Talking Points [147] -- Democrats Fighting The Good Fight

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I thought that was a pretty good week for Democrats. Maybe it's just the subject matter I've been tackling t...

Joe Lieberman Faces Tough Road To Reelection In 2012

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what is becoming the $64,000 question in Connecticut, many of the state's political insiders are wondering how Sen. Joe Lieberman (I) can win reele...

Consider Externalities When Discussing Alternative Energy

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

The price of an energy source should reflect not just its production costs but its impact on health, natural resources, and aesthetics. Without those inclusions, fossil fuels will be enjoying an economic advantage they don't deserve.