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May 21, 2019
At Long Last, Scandal Forces the Resignation of Austria’s Neo-Nazi Vice Chancellor
But it’s no time for celebration—the left is weak, and the cynical center-right chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, may be strengthened by his coalition partner’s disgrace.
May 3, 2019
Austria’s Far-Right Government Wants to Hobble Critical Media
The Freedom Party attacks Muslims and cozies up to the extremist Identitarian movement. No wonder it sees independent journalism as a nuisance to be silenced.
April 15, 2019
Trump’s Embrace of Netanyahu Will Haunt the Middle East for Years
The flurry of favors the president did for Bibi could constrain US policy—and hurt people in the region—for a long time.
March 15, 2019
First, They Came for Ilhan Omar
The congresswoman was smeared—nothing she said warranted the criticism she received. But progressives should not fall into the trap of denying that anti-Semitism exists on the left.
March 13, 2019
The Ilhan Omar Affair Was a Victory for Social Movements and Palestinian Rights
The spirited defense of the freshman congresswoman against unfair attack was the result of years of grassroots organizing. But will it really change the entrenched status quo in Washington?
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March 5, 2019
The Democratic Party Attacks on Ilhan Omar Are a Travesty
I’m Jewish and have worked against anti-Semitism for decades. I was sitting a few feet from Omar at Busboys & Poets and I heard nothing—
—that smacked of anti-Semitism, overt or coded or otherwise.
February 14, 2019
This Is How AIPAC Really Works
An AIPAC and Capitol Hill veteran explains the lobby’s tactics of reward and retribution.
February 13, 2019
The Maddening, Baffling, Exhausting Endurance of Anti-Semitism
In an age of conspiracy theories, what chance do we have against the oldest conspiracy theory of all?
February 12, 2019
What Ilhan Omar Said About AIPAC Was Right
I’m ashamed to admit that endorsing AIPAC positions was all about the Benjamins for me and my candidate.
January 23, 2019
A Tale of Two Marches
The streets of Washington were full of priests, pussy hats, and everything in between.