Lobbying

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Israel’s War on American Student Activists Israel’s War on American Student Activists

For years the Israel on Campus Coalition—a little-known organization with links to Israeli intelligence—has used student informants to spy on pro-Palestinian campus groups.

Nov 17, 2023 / James Bamford

Fetterman greets Rabbi Myers, Tree of Life

Senator John Fetterman Is a Progressive Icon, a Republican Hate Figure—and a Pro-Israel Pinup Senator John Fetterman Is a Progressive Icon, a Republican Hate Figure—and a Pro-Israel Pinup

The Pennsylvania Democrat has long bucked convention on everything from legalizing marijuana to the Senate dress code. But his views on Israel/Palestine risk alienating his base.

Nov 14, 2023 / Ross Barkan

Biden with Israeli, US flags

Will Biden Sacrifice His Presidency for Another Middle Eastern War? Will Biden Sacrifice His Presidency for Another Middle Eastern War?

To defend democracy from Trump, Democrats have to listen to their voters.

Nov 13, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Joe Biden AIPAC

As the Death Toll Rises in Gaza, AIPAC Lobbies for War As the Death Toll Rises in Gaza, AIPAC Lobbies for War

Political interests in Washington are vying for influence when it comes to US policy in the Middle East—no matter how out of step they are with public opinion.

Nov 13, 2023 / Editorial / Chris Lehmann

Cori Bush speaks to Rashida Tlaib while both hold candles in front of steps

Why It’s Important to Defend Representative Rashida Tlaib Against Censure, Whether or Not We Agree With Her Why It’s Important to Defend Representative Rashida Tlaib Against Censure, Whether or Not We Agree With Her

The First Amendment doesn’t permit us to punish political expression in America.

Nov 10, 2023 / Jamie Raskin

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An Establishment Crack-Up, Aided by Mass Protests, Might Actually End This War An Establishment Crack-Up, Aided by Mass Protests, Might Actually End This War

A strategy of outside pressure and inside dissent offers the best path forward on Israel/Palestine.

Nov 10, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Signage outside an Amazon Go store at the company headquarters campus in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, U.S.

The FTC Lawsuit Against Amazon Is the Biggest Antitrust Fight of Our Time The FTC Lawsuit Against Amazon Is the Biggest Antitrust Fight of Our Time

It’s also a test of whether even the federal government has the power, and the political will, to rein in corporate monopoly power.

Nov 10, 2023 / Ron Knox

Civilians in Gaza rescue people trapped under rubble

Israel’s War in Gaza, Subsidized by the USA Israel’s War in Gaza, Subsidized by the USA

Reliance on US aid gives the Biden administration leverage to push for a cease-fire, hostage exchange, and an end to the slaughter of civilians—if it can find the political will.

Nov 10, 2023 / William D. Hartung

The Venetian resort in Las Vegas

Why Israel Slept Why Israel Slept

The long catalogue of intelligence failures that allowed Hamas to stage its brutal surprise attack on October 7 begins at The Venetian, Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas resort.

Nov 2, 2023 / James Bamford

Kaiser Permanente workers on strike marching with signs on a picket line

What’s Powering the Healthcare Worker Strike Wave? What’s Powering the Healthcare Worker Strike Wave?

Nurses and others have won victories on the picket line they couldn’t achieve at the ballot box.

Nov 1, 2023 / Jonathan Rosenblum

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