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Breitbart Launches Bizarre Attack On 'Renegade Jew' Bill Kristol

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.16.2016 | Media

The term "Renegade Jew" trended on Twitter on Sunday night after a Breitbart article used the phrase to describe conservative commentator William Kris...

Donald Trump Challenges Washington's Bipartisan War Lobby: Developing a Foreign Policy for America

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.11.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

There is much about Donald Trump that deserves to be criticized. On foreign policy, however, his at times unsophisticated formulations reflect far greater common sense than possessed by his political opponents and establishment critics.

Could Democratic Party History Repeat Itself in the Republican Party in 2016?

Rich Rubino | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

An insurrectionist presidential candidate stuns his party's establishment by pocketing the party's nomination. His views do not line up with mainstream figures in his party.

Netanhyu's Big Come-From-Behind Win Inflames Many Situations

William Bradley | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

It carries big ramifications for American politics, the Middle East, and relations between the Islamic world and the West. Most everything will be more inflamed, not least the Iranian nuclear controversy and the future of Palestine. And of course American politics.

Friday Talking Points -- Sarah Palin, Under the Republican Bus

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The muck in question isn't even Democratic muck. It's purely conservative and Republican mudslinging, at a person who used to be put on a pretty tall pedestal in Republicanland: Sarah Palin.

Cuba, Rand Paul, and a 21st-Century Republican Foreign Policy

David Boaz | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
David Boaz

Here's a prediction: 13 months from now, when the voters of Iowa and New Hampshire begin voting for presidential candidates, Americans will be even more weary of nearly 15 years of war, and U.S. intervention will be even less popular than it is now.

Neocons Should Be Held Criminally Liable for Failed Iraq War Predictions and Damages to Our Country

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

If there can be an argument made that neoconservative rhetoric directly led to the downward spiral of American and Iraqi lives, as well as the decline of our country, then a court somewhere in the U.S. should look into a criminal case.

Just Say What You Really Mean Republicans: "Sgt. Bergdahl Should Have Died In Taliban Captivity."

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Long before Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could ever have put his fellow soldiers in danger, certain people advocated policies that would put millions of American soldiers in harm's way.

Ukraine's Neo-con Champions Champion Mainly Themselves

Jim Sleeper | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Wieseltier's most heretical statements in the weeks preceding the Kiev congress declared that the United States is as weak as Putin's Russia is evil, owing mainly to the misleadership of Obama.

A Foreign-Policy Problem No One Talks About

Jim Sleeper | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Instead of acknowledging their deepest feelings openly, or even to themselves, the writers I've mentioned who've brought so much folly and destruction upon their republic, are doubling down, more nervous and desperate than ever, looking for someone else to blame.

Brandeis Gets It Right on Islam

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Brandeis University, a Jewish-sponsored university and my alma mater, has withdrawn its offer to give an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. In this case, Brandeis got it right.

Benghazi Blues: Massive Conspiracy or Hack Politics and Dumb PR?

William Bradley | Posted 07.13.2013 | World
William Bradley

Obama poses an excellent question: Why put together a spin program that will fall apart in a few days? For that is exactly what happened.

Iraq: A Ten-Year Anniversary We'd Rather Forget

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Ten years ago our "leaders" in the government, the corporate media, and the "national security" establishment assured us that invading Iraq was in our national interest.

How Opposition Should Behave: After Chuck Hagel and John Bolton

Steve Clemons | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Steve Clemons

After a battle it's important to show respect to those who were on the other side. They have different priorities. They see the world differently -- and it's important to understand that and salute their own magnanimity after this sort of skirmish.

Conservative 'Troublemaker' Readies Plot For GOP Takeover

Politico | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

In the weeks since Election Day — as Mitt Romney faded into obscurity, John Boehner lost control of the House GOP and tea partiers turned on one ano...

On Hagel, Neocons Go Off the Sanity Cliff (Again)

Jon Soltz | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Why are they going so off-the-rails? It boils down to one thing -- Iraq. Neocons will never, ever forgive Senator Hagel for standing up to President Bush, in favor of a pro-troop, pro-security, responsible approach to Iraq.

Why The Right Is Smearing Chuck Hagel, and Why It Must End

Jon Soltz | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

If William Kristol wants to have a real debate on the real issues, let's have it. Let's have a debate on the neocon military policy of preemptive war, interventionism and nation-building versus a more reasoned approach, with use of the military as a last resort.

Elise Foley

Bill Kristol: 'It Won't Kill The Country If We Raise Taxes' On Millionaires | Elise Foley | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative commentator and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said Sunday the Republican Party should accept new ideas, including the...

Worse Than Losing: How Obama Changed the Media Narrative

Dan Kennedy | Posted 12.04.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

You're going to hear a lot of talk from President Obama's supporters today about why Romney's vastly superior performance didn't matter. Don't believe it. In fact, the first debate is going to matter a great deal in the days ahead.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Huntsman To Romney: 'Government Is Not A Business' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has built his candidacy for president on his experience in the private sector, constantly hailing his management skills as c...

Don't Blame Romney if Obama Wins

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If Romney loses, there will be lots of explanations and excuses offered by people associated with the Republican Party. Already, Romney is being characterized by some as a lackluster candidate.

WATCH: Bill Kristol Rips Trayvon Martin Coverage

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.01.2012 | Media

Conservative pundit Bill Kristol on Sunday criticized media coverage of the Trayvon Martin case. “It was right to raise alarms at first but now i...

Obama Sics Media On Romney

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.26.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The media are having no problem decoding the not-so-secret message from last night. Obama wants us to know that Mitt Romney is what the president's new role model, Theodore Roosevelt, would have called a "malefactor of great wealth."

Jewish Leaders Denounce Kristol Anti-Semitism Charge

Mark Green | Posted 01.01.2012 | New York
Mark Green

It is disingenuous to raise the canard about Jews and Wall Street in order to denounce it.

The Right-Wing Smears OWS With Anti-Semitism

Mark Green | Posted 12.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

I'm a Jewish supporter of Israel and Occupy Wall Street. Not big news, you'd think. But the right-wing noise machine needs some way to undermine this threat to the power and wealth of the 1%. So it's hit on "anti-Semitism." Oy!