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Eyal Press

Eyal Press is a Nation contributing writer and the author of Absolute Convictions: My Father, a City, and the Conflict That Divided America (Picador). He is a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation.


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Israel's war with Hezbollah may have strengthened the hand of the
Israeli right, which has forgotten that peace comes only by negotiating
with those you do not trust.

Is the coziness of progressives and foreign policy realists a strategic alliance or a sign that the conservative co-optation of "human rights" has disillusioned the left?

Montana is setting the stage for other states in its push to improve
legal representation for the poor and to address the lack of competent
public attorneys.

House Republicans rammed through a budget bill in December that cuts $40 billion from domestic programs. Is there anyone of conscience in the Senate to defeat this?

The GOP is an object of popular loathing, yet prospects seem dim for ousting it from power. Three new books explain why: Off Center explores the GOP's genius for subverting the mechanisms of accountability, and Death by a Thousand Cuts and Stand Up Fight Back examine how the Republican machine dominates issues from tax cuts to energy conservation. Plus, the Clinton biography The Survivor looks at the man who once made liberals feel like winners, yet whose legacy holds them back.

Samuel Alito once boasted he was a member of Concerned Alumni of
Princeton, which opposed bemoaned the impact of co-education and
affirmative action. What does this say about his character and the kind
of place he would like America to be?

As the site of a trial on including intelligent design in biology
textbooks, Dover, Pennsylvania, is a focal point of a national debate
on science and religion. But a look at the town and its residents show
that the battle may not be so clearly defined.

Bush's lavish subsidies and reckless attempts to export democracy
through the barrel of a gun violate conservative principles. Republican
realists are finally catching on.

It took a Gulf Coast hurricane to make Americans aware
of the poverty in their own backyard. Now it's time for public policies
that end racial segregation, so that the poor in this country will not
continue to suffer.

Not being "middle class," the poor have been invisible in this campaign.


Now that he's gone, conservatives can't seem to say enough good things about Ted Kennedy. He was a pragmatist, a realist, a compromiser,...
"In his honor and as a tribute to his commitment to his ideals, let us stop the shouting and name calling and have a civilized debate...
So the New York Times reports today that America's ultra-wealthy may finally be feeling the pinch. "After 30-Year Run, Rise of the...
So it appears that Democrats, with control of the White House, the Senate and House, with a mandate that far exceeds anything George W....
I've just come back from Europe, where citizens in most countries (on the left, right and center) would revolt if their leaders dared to...
The conventional wisdom holds that Barack Obama's first term will be judged by whether he can revive the economy, which currently boasts an...
I like Ross Douthat, as I've said here before, but earlier this week he wrote a justly panned column in which he claimed, absurdly, that...
This comment appeared from a reader, responding to my post about how progressives view Obama and objecting to the notion that people who...