Trump is the Symptom, Clinton is the Disease

I asked you who is the lesser evil when even the Washington Post posits Hillary Clinton to the “political right” of Trump on international issues? And you responded: “So I guess I should vote for Trump?”

You are right that there are differences between the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. No one recognizes that better than the ruling elites who are tripping over each other to join the Clinton bandwagon. More

Why Donald Trump is So Scary

In Mobile, Alabama Friday night Donald Trump gave his first substantial presentation (it’s hard to call it a “speech”) at what his campaign described as a “pep rally” in a football stadium before 30,000 adoring fans. I cannot find a transcript yet but have looked at the youtube video, pausing it occasionally while taking notes—just to get a sense of its structure and the flow of content. I will summarize it below.

As I watched and re-watched, I grew in the conviction that The Donald has gone from being mildly amusing (and occasionally refreshing, as when he exposes politicians for the bought-and-paid-for crowd they really are) to being positively dangerous. To the thinking person, the presentation was truly frightening. The rapturous response of the stupefied crowd made it more so. More

New York Times Fiction

On Obama’s Letter to Rouhani More

Crises Today, Catastrophe Tomorrow

A Crazy World More

Abbas’s Village Leagues and Palestinian Silence

Oslo Dead but Still Matters More

My Surprisingly Inspiring Trip to the West Bank

Echoes of Our Civil Rights Movement More

US Uses Past Crimes to Legalize Future Ones

Justifying the Unjustifiable More

Erasing Palestine From the Map

The Washington Post’s Distorted Cartography More

Sailing From Gaza to Break the Blockade

An Interview With David Heap on Gaza’s Ark More

Empire State of Mind

Milton Friedman Baby! More

Prisoners for Peace

The Essential Terrorist More

A World Record for Chutzpah

And the Winner is … Netanyahu! More

Targeting Hezbollah in Beirut

Israel and Al Qaeda Top Suspects List in Second Bombing Attack in Five Weeks More

Canada’s One-Sided Israel Extremism

Double Standards Be Damned More

The Killers of Peace

The PLO is Too Weak More

The Jewish State’s Bottom Line

Futile Peace Talks Again More

Insults to Our Intelligence

Balancing Freedom and Security More

A Federation? Why Not?

The End of the Road More

A Second Nakba?

Systematic Displacement in the Negev More

The Arab Turmoil

Where Do We Stand? More

The Flawed Logic of the Peace Talks

Another Dead End in the Middle East More

Shadow of the Army Over Egypt’s Revolution

Don’t Exclude the Muslim Brotherhood More

The Normalization of Conflict and the Impact on the Citizen

Inside the Israel-Lebanon Demilitarized Zone More

Another Journalist with Children in the Israeli Military

Myra Noveck & the New York Times: More

Two Faux Democracies That Threaten the World

Planning for Nuclear War? More