Archive for May, 2014

Obama at West Point

President Obama’s commencement address Wednesday was a good speech; about as good as could be expected.   I say as good as to be expected because there are parameters that define the longstanding US foreign policy consensus that Obama, a  cautious ...

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Snowden and the Surveillance State

A combination of ambivalence and uncertainty has kept me up till now from posting  on the Snowden/NSA affair.  I was prompted to give some new thought to the matter by the latest issue of The  Nation, whose cover story/lead editorial reports ...

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The Israel/Palestine Impasse

Like most people, I can’t resist saying “I told you so” when the opportunity arises.  So, in light of the breakdown of the Israel-Palestine peace talks pushed by John Kerry, I am wont to point to my post of December ...

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