The Syria debate in the United States brought a lot of surprises, not the least of which was the behavior of various sectors of the “pro-Israel” Lobby. Despite the Russians coming along and at least temporarily bailing Obama out of the hole he dug for himself, AIPAC in particular took hit. The damage that caused should not be overstated, but it was real. I explore this at LobeLog.
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged AIPAC, AUMF, Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Chemi Shalev, Congress, House, Iran, J Street, Lavrov Proposal, Netanyahu, Obama, Ron Kampeas, Russia, Senate, Syria, Syrian civil war, Syrian Intervention, Syrian opposition, United Nations, United States on September 11, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The abysmal conditions of labor in the United States are exacerbated by the Great Recession, which we’re still very much in, despite what Obama says. But they reflect long-term trends and are having a devastating effect on many lives. What recovery there has been has been almost exclusively for those who were already doing just fine. Labor in the US hasn’t been this bad off since before World War II. In honor of Labor Day, I explore these issues this week in my column at Souciant.
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, Chemi Shalev, Egypt, Ha'aretz, Israel, Middle east, Noam Chomsky, Pivot to Asia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, US Aid to Israel on August 21, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Many of you who follow me here know that I have been working for several years as writer, Associate Editor and, most recently, Publisher of Souciant, an innovative and groundbreaking online magazine. Today, we launched a new feature, a blog which will feature shorter articles on a variety of topics, much like the diverse content of Souciant.
My first blog post is up there, Israel’s New Frenemies. In it, I take a look at some of the implications of the shifts taking place in the region and what they mean for Israel. Check it out, and keep following us. Oh, and make sure you tell your friends about Souciant.
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged AIDS, Basketball, Berlin, Bisexual, Blender, David Bowie, Gay, Jason Collins, Jewish, Lev Raphael, LGBT, Mick Ronson, NBA, Rolling Stone, Sports, Ziggy Stardust on May 3, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
My weekly column comes out today. It is, I do believe, by far the most personal piece I’ve ever written for public consumption. It’s got nothing to do with US foreign policy, the Middle East or anything like that. It is on Jason Collins, David Bowie, and my experience of years gone by. I hope you’ll check it out.