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Let Eastern Ukraine Go

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

It doesn't matter. It's a small, totally irrelevant piece of land. Give the separatists a measure of autonomy.

Zero Dark Thirty: The Politics of Art or Why All the Critics Are Wrong

Lennard Davis | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Lennard Davis

Given that the torture scenes are so repulsive, but shown nonetheless, it is clearly Bigelow's goal to make us never forget the horror and demeaning nature of torture both for the victim and for the torturers.

Hillary, Foreign Policy, and the all-American Superbowl

John Brown | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
John Brown

One false way to convince "people" the world over (including in our very own USA) that you're "doing something" when you actually have nothing to do/decide upon, is to be "on the move," with the complacent media, eager for any story, "reporting" on your "new initiative."

NYT Columnist In Hot Water

Poynter. | Posted 02.11.2013 | Media

Roger Cohen's Dec. 6 column about "oversharing" now includes a gruesome editor's note: In this column, the author suggested that he was moved to ta...

In Berlin, Far From the Israel of Today

Carol Smaldino | Posted 10.19.2012 | World
Carol Smaldino

Today has been a day spent in Berlin, devoted largely to its impressive and evocative Jewish Museum.

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: One More Reason For Chris Christie To Stay Home In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

There's been a lot of discussion about the many reasons why Chris Christie and the GOP primary electorate wouldn't exactly see eye-to-eye, and that's ...

Cohen's Hallucinations in The New York Times

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

There is nothing worse than a shallow columnist pontificating about what should and should not happen in a country he discovered only last week.

Rethinking Peter Beinart's Israel Article

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Groner

An impressive group of thinkers gathered on Tuesday night at the 92nd St. Y to debate the topic of "Has the American Jewish Establishment Failed Young Jews?"

Thank You, Class of 2008

Chris Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Campbell

When Barack Obama won the presidency and Democrats took firm holds of both Houses for the first time in a decade, my obsessive interest in politics be...

Regime Change Redux? Reading Tom Friedman in Sao Paulo

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

In a recent Op-Ed, Friedman claims that Iran refuses to put its (low-enriched) uranium stockpile under IAEA inspection, but this assertion is verifiably false -- and the New York Times should publish a correction.

Sexy New Drama of Ideas

Erica Abeel | Posted 02.11.2010 | Politics
Erica Abeel

When was the last time you got someone to change their mind about a challenging issue?

Free Luxury: Help The Rich Learn To Live Like Us

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

It's just plain crazy to spend my life chasing money so I can buy more stuff. Instead, I'm pursuing what I think of as free luxuries. I share this list as a public service.

Egyptian Minister Forced to Apologize for Threatening to Burn Books About Israel

Joseph Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Freeman

Hosny publicly said that he would burn all the books in Alexandria's library that had anything to do with Israel. He also called Israeli culture "racist."

Twitter Is Now All I Have

Mahasti Afshar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mahasti Afshar

As someone who since June has been witnessing the events in Iran virtually, I can vouch that the crisis as reported on Twitter and Facebook, YouTube and Flikr and iReports is anything but opaque.

Bearing Witness 2.0: You Can't Spin 10,000 Tweets and Camera Phone Uploads

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

When deadly riots broke out in China last week, the Chinese government sprang into message control mode. It choked off the Internet, blocked Twitter, and deleted updates and videos from social networking sites. At the same time, it invited foreign journalists to take a tour of the area. The Chinese have clearly learned the lessons of Iran. READ MORE Shattering the Right vs. Left Prism Once Again: The Wall Street Journal Goes After Goldman and the Bank Bailout Even the capitalist Bible is taking shots at Wall Street darling Goldman Sachs. We've now reached the point where the only people defending the administration's Wall Street policies are the people benefiting from them -- or their good friends, Tim Geithner and Larry Summers. READ MORE

Obama Should Remember James Baker When In Cairo: Roger Cohen

nytimes.com | ROGER COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- I hope President Obama has been reading James Baker in preparation for his speech Thursday to the Muslim world. It was in the time of the ...

Jason Linkins

Roger Cohen: Only By Ignoring Wrongdoing Can We Preserve The Republic

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I had to figure that Roger Cohen, writing in this morning's New York Times, was going to lose me the minute he began: Language is lethal. The Bush ad...

Noonology

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Sweeping away the government's crimes is no longer the behavior of apologist sycophants. It's called Noonology, and now you can try it at home!

'Israel Cries Wolf' On Iranian Nukes: Cohen

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"Iran is the center of terrorism, fundamentalism and subversion and is in my view more dangerous than Nazism, because Hitler did not possess a nuclear...

Paris Toujours: A Reply to Roger Cohen

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joan Z. Shore

It's true that Paris has changed. Evolved, I'd say. But it is trying, in some ways, to stop the alluring march of "progress."

Beirut Nostalgia

Haim Watzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Haim Watzman

We had barely slept for two nights and were caked with the mud stirred up by a late-winter downpour. Within a few minutes we threw our gear together and lugged it into the choppers that flew us to Tyre.

Jason Linkins

Everybody's Getting A Hot Piece Of The McCain Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Roger Cohen's up in the New York Times opinion pages today, working through the disconnect between the sexual mores of France and the United States, e...