Gaza: A Just War?

I had a ticket on a plane to Tel Aviv this evening, joining my wife who would already have been in Israel on a business trip.   For obvious reasons, that trip is off.   But I did say in my post ...

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Planes and Propaganda

There’s still a lot we don’t know, but at this point it seems highly likely that the downing of a Malysian airliner over the Ukraine was the work of trigger-happy pro-Russian Ukrainian separatists who literally didn’t know what they were ...

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Israel/Palestine: Explaining America’s Failure

In his newsletter yesterday, M.J. Rosenberg succinctly described the obstacle to peace in Israel/Palestine: Everyone knows that the only way to permanently end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is by Israel getting out of the territories occupied after the ’67 war in ...

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As Rockets Fall on Tel Aviv

Unless the situation worsens, I plan to be in Israel two weeks from now, and I expect that after I get back I’ll have more to say about this powerful cri de coeur from one Tel Aviv resident, blogger Noam Sheizaf.  For ...

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Israel/Palestine: The Asymmetry of Terror

The murder of the three abducted Israeli teenagers is a mind-boggling atrocity, for which no justification is possible.  But it is almost as stupid as it is immoral, because it lends credence to the standard narrative—accepted no less widely in ...

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Our Off-Center Supreme Court

In its final round of decision-making for the season, the Supreme Court exhibited some predictable alignments and some surprising ones. To take the predictable ones first: the Court decided that closely-held corporations like Hobby Lobby could on religious grounds refuse ...

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The Case of Susan Collins

Maine’s Senator Susan Collins is a dinosaur.  She’s one of the tiny band of moderate Republicans remaining in Congress.  (There is a significant number of traditional conservative Republicans who now often get mislabeled “moderate”—everything is relative, after all.)  She’s up ...

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What to do About Iraq (And then what?)

It’s not easy to know just what the United States should be doing about Iraq, but President Obama’s approach thus far seems about right.  As the Los Angeles Times reported today, the President has followed a very deliberate and, to ...

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Website Fixed

For those of you who have had trouble accessing tony-greco.com in recent days, don’t despair!   The problem has been fixed, and all is now back to normal.   And don’t fear: this was some kind of glitch that I ...

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Republican Craziness: It’s in The Numbers

Commenting on Eric Cantor’s defeat, Newt Gingrich claimed that it showed “…there’s a large element of America that wants a fight.”   The “fight” he’s talking about, of course, is the fight against the threat posed by the forces of Big ...

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