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In Israel, The Far Right Is Out Of Control

August 11, 2015

Israel has a problem. Last month, an apparent arson attack by Jewish settlers resulted in the death of an 18 month old Palestinian child and, a week later, his father: “The father of a Palestinian toddler killed in a firebomb…

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Obama Wins Arab Support For Iran Deal; Arabs Get Weapons

August 5, 2015

The Obama administration accomplished an important diplomatic maneuver in support of the Iran deal. On Monday, Foreign Policy reported that the Gulf Cooperation Council, the multilateral coalition of mostly Sunni Arab states in the Persian Gulf, officially endorsed the nuclear…

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Anger Over Cecil the Lion’s Death Doesn’t Cancel Out Other Causes

July 31, 2015

It’s a story impossible to miss if you have access to social media: earlier this month, Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer shot and killed Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe. In the wake of the endangered cat’s death, Facebook, Twitter, and other…

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Watch Celebs, A Queen, An Ambassador, & A Spy Support Iran Peace Deal

July 29, 2015

In a new Video released yesterday by the group Global Zero, which is dedicated to a world free of nuclear weapons, an impressive lineup of luminaries urges the American people to really think about the consequences of allowing some “hotheaded member of congress”…

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Despite Warnings President Obama Talks Gay Rights In Kenya

July 25, 2015

President Obama arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi July 24, 2015. He is the first sitting U.S. President to visit Kenya, and is considered something of a “favorite son”, as his father was Kenyan. But not all Kenyans…

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How US Pays Israel To Kill Palestinians

July 17, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has played the US Congress like a violin. He’s now ready to collect what he calls his compensation for the treaty with Iran. Again and again, Netanyahu has told the US Congress that the current treaty…

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Why The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Foolproof

July 16, 2015

Cue the trumpets! The US and Iran struck a nuclear deal earlier in July, along with world powers England, France, Germany, the EU and (cue the ominous violin) Russia and China. Since January, conservatives in America, Israel and the Sunni…

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Why Is Israel So Violently Opposed To Deal With Iran?

July 15, 2015

This week’s deal with Iran is a triumph for President Obama’s foreign policy, and a huge victory for those who favor diplomacy over politics by other means. Of course, not everyone is overjoyed at the news. Republicans, who have been spending…

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US-Iran Deal Is A Historic Triumph Of Diplomacy

July 14, 2015

The deal struck between the US, Iran and world powers, announced Tuesday, will stand in the annals of history as a triumph of diplomacy. It is a wholesale repudiation of the Bush Administration’s neoconservative ideology that marched the nation into…

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Fall Of The ¥uan Dynasty? China’s Communist Party May Pay Dearly For Its Panic

July 8, 2015

China’s Yuan Dynasty collapsed in 1368, of course, following a century of Mongolian conquest. But the Yuan, China’s currency, is tottering in the stock market. The Chinese Communist Party, which rules the world’s most populous nation without rival, may be…

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