Israel Russia friends

Israel Plays Nice with Despots, Ignores (or worse) its Friends

Stuart Lyle Although the US has offered unwavering support for Israel, there is a pattern to Israel’s external economic and political relations that is clearly not in the interests of the US.  A recent article in the Intercept details Israel’s complex relationship with Putin’s Russia, including supplying drone technology used to help in Russia’s drive…

Ilhan Omar

Democrats Tried to Excommunicate Ilhan Omar, and Failed

Richard Silverstein NOTE: This is a substantially expanded version of a piece published yesterday by Al Jazeera.  It’s the first op-ed I’ve published there in ten years, so it’s an auspicious development.  My KPFA Flashpoints interview discussing the subject can be heard here. For those who don’t remember their medieval history, during the Spanish Inquisition…

State of the Union

“There are Lies, Lies, Lies, and More Lies, There are Damned Lies” – Trump’s SotU Speach

Richard Silverstein Donald Trump presented his second State of the Union speech tonight and it was a phantasmagoria of Trumpian grandeur, and not in a good way.  For future generations, it should be used as a model for what not to do when preparing and delivering such an address.  It was significant both for what…