The Republican looks to Tehran, while the Democrat defends Israel
What happened to the most powerful lobby in recent U.S. foreign-policy history?
A new collection of the late historian’s essays says more about his prejudices than about his achievements
Who is to blame for the spectacle of black-uniformed holy warriors conducting human sacrifices?
The new documentary fails to elicit answers to the most important, and still unresolved, questions about the Iraq War
The point of Sept. 11 wasn’t to terrorize the West. It was to get the U.S. out of the Muslim world—and it worked.
Plus U.S. may put Syria’s chemical weapons on a barge, and more in the news
Former president giving keynote address at group’s annual fundraiser
In the chaos of the 2003 war, remnants of a once-thriving Jewish past were saved (or stolen?) by America. Where do they belong?
The historical relationship—and the proximity to power it afforded—enabled wider acceptance of Jews in America
In the wake of the military takeover, realists and neocons revisit the legacy of George W. Bush’s Freedom Agenda
Plus Neil Diamond to donate ‘Sweet Caroline’ profits to Boston victims
Zero Dark Thirty and the Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.
Lieberman gives farewell on the 12th anniversary of Bush v. Gore decision
The general was one of few who understood that Iran was at war with the U.S., and no bargain could be struck
The Romney campaign wigs out on cue
At the GOP convention, Josh Bolten reminisces about introducing President Bush to shmurah matzo
Benjamin Ginsberg, Bush’s lawyer in the 2000 recount, has orchestrated a major power grab for Romney
Floating Rice’s name as a possible vice president shows the Romney campaign’s lack of foreign-policy smarts
The White House’s line—that a strike can only delay the program—is an attempt to downplay our military capability
Obama has bullied the Jewish state more than any president in history, according to op-ed pages and partisans. They said the same about Reagan.
A review of 175 major Jewish Republican donors shows that many who gave in the 2008 primary have yet to pony up for a GOP candidate. Why the wait?
Plus Ed Koch presides over his bridge, and more
Jack Lew, Obama’s new chief of staff, is the third Jewish official in the last 10 years to run the White House, after Rahm Emanuel and Josh Bolten
Gingrich makes same promise as … Bush
Americans born in Jerusalem are prohibited from listing Israel as their birthplace. A case at the Supreme Court today seeks to change that.
The Republican presidential candidates’ refusal to believe in things like global warming isn’t just bad science; it’s also very poor religion
Sunday’s Sept. 11 commemorations were sober and apolitical. But some commentary on the anniversary, like from Paul Krugman, was anything but.
Here comes the bride, her name is really snide
The recent massacres in Oslo, Norway, and Hama, Syria, were both carried out by heartless sociopaths. Why does one of them—Syria’s Bashar al-Assad—continue to enjoy diplomatic relations with Washington?