(Counterpunch) – American foreign policy today is in a reactionary death spiral. Never has a new “national security” policy paradigm been more desperately needed, yet there is not even a glimpse of salvation on the horizon—wherever you look you will find policies that speak to the past and offer little hope for a viable global […]
Some in Congress want Oversight of US funds used by Israel for War Crimes, but AIPAC says ‘No’
Akron, Oh. (Special to Informed Comment) – In mid-April, Rep. Betty McCollum (D.-MN) introduced a bill requiring oversight of how Israel uses U.S. aid and forbidding its use to detain Palestinian children. Although Congressional limitations on the billions of dollars it sends Israel every year were the norm only a few decades ago, it is […]
The Left is Back!
Akron, OH (Special to Informed Comment) – It’s official: the American left is back! Whether Bernie Sanders goes on to win the Democratic nomination, which appears increasingly likely, the left has risen and it is not likely to recede anytime soon. Virtually destroyed by World War II and the Cold War, the left attempted a […]
Yes, Ilhan, there is an Israel Lobby – Despite the Phony Controversy
In a country that has elected a born-rich, incompetent, petulant child as its president nothing should really surprise us any longer, but the absurdities of contemporary American political life just keep on coming. Consider the controversy over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) flippant tweet, “It’s all about the Benjamins” alluding to the financial role of pro-Israel […]