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Weapons ‘R’ Us

Published on January 24th, 2012 | by Tom Engelhardt

Making Warbirds Instead of Thunderbirds By William J. Astore Republished by Tom Dispatch Perhaps you’ve heard of “Makin’ Thunderbirds,” a hard-bitten rock & roll song by Bob Seger that I listened to 30 years ago while ... Read More


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Bill Keller on the Bomb Iran Debate

Published on January 23rd, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

The former executive editor of the New York Times, Bill Keller, has seriously entered the to bomb or not to bomb Iran debate that was invigorated by Foreign Affairs after its publication of Matthew Kroenig’s hotly ... Read More


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CAP, “Israel-Firsters” and Iran

Published on January 20th, 2012 | by Daniel Luban

As many readers will know, recent weeks have seen a concerted neoconservative campaign against the Center for American Progress (CAP) and Media Matters on trumped-up charges of “anti-Semitism”. (Specific targets have included our former colleagues Ali ... Read More


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Iran Hawk Watch

Published on January 20th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

In response to a worrying trend in U.S. politics, Lobe Log publishes Iran Hawk Watch every Friday. Our posts highlight and examine militaristic commentary about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks ... Read More


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Gen. Hayden Says Attacking Iran Is a Bad Idea

Published on January 20th, 2012 | by Jim Lobe

Josh Rogin, the Cable guy at foreign policy.com, has a very important piece on statements made this evening by George W. Bush’s former NSA and CIA chief regarding the wisdom, or rather unwisdom, of a U.S. ... Read More


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So what would Pres. Gingrich do if Adelson asked him?

Published on January 19th, 2012 | by Jim Lobe

Phil Weiss caught this before me, but I think it’s relevant to ask what a President Gingrich would do if multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson, by far the biggest contributor to Gingrich’s Super-PAC, Winning Our Future, asked him ... Read More


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GOP Officially Endorses One-State Solution

Published on January 19th, 2012 | by Mitchell Plitnick

This post originally appeared at The Third Way. A follow-up to this post is there, with further analysis and answers to some questions that have been raised about it. Last week in New Orleans, the Republican National ... Read More


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