Off-Axis

David Frum was once GOP royalty. But as his party has moved rightward, the former Bush speechwriter sounds more and more like a Democrat.

Daybreak: Ho-Hum Homs

Plus Galliano convicted, tent protests tested, and more in the news

Lonesome Dove

Barack Obama isn’t to blame for the Tea Party’s surge. Liberals are. And if they want him to win re-election in 2012, they better listen to Moses and learn how to take initiative.

Common Ground

With a looming deadline, deep-seated distrust, and competing claims to resources, Washington’s effort to reach a debt deal is a stateside version of the ongoing quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace

Why Israel Makes For a Lousy Partisan Issue

The Jewish state’s strongest supporters (and leader) don’t want it politicized

Conservative Guru Is Worse Than Laughable

NYT profile of David Barton omits white supremacist past

Sundown: A Unified Palestine?

Plus Oren stands up for Israel, and more in the news

Media Control Remark Prompts NPR Fallout

A tale of two (unrelated) Schillers

Brave New World

The Zeitgeist movement is the first Internet-based apocalyptic cult, centered around a doomsday-proclaiming film and an ideology filled with classic anti-Semitic tropes

Tea Party Senator Endorses End of Israeli Aid

Is Rand Paul about to start a GOP civil war?

Loughner’s Demons, and Who Created Them

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Targeted

The gunman arrested in connection with the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the deaths of at least five others was clearly delusional, but was he influenced by the toxic rhetoric coursing through the country today?

Texas Tea

Joe Straus, the Republican speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, has been targeted by the Tea Party. The anti-Semitic attacks against him suggest not all politics is local.

Sundown: Brazil, Argentina Recognize Palestine

Plus sharks from Mossad! and more

Tea Party Foreign Policy

Will Israel be the field of the forthcoming GOP civil war?

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