The Netanyahu Paradox: How Obama is Using Bibi’s Arrogance to Box in the Right and Promote Peace

That moment when you learn the hard way not to mess with Barack Obama | Attribution: none I ran across this site and decided to post an article written two days ago… The People’s View:  Spandan Chakrabarti “Informed Citizenry: Progressive analysis, Commentary and Rants” TPV doesn’t aim to be a “tomorrow’s news today” kind of a site.… More The Netanyahu Paradox: How Obama is Using Bibi’s Arrogance to Box in the Right and Promote Peace

10 things you need to know today: March 24, 2015

The Week 1.Israel spied on U.S.-Iran nuclear talks Israel spied on negotiations between the U.S. and Iran on curbing Tehran’s controversial nuclear program, then shared what it learned with U.S. lawmakers to fuel opposition to any deal, The Wall Street Journal reported. The snooping was not out of the ordinary — U.S. intelligence agencies discovered it… More 10 things you need to know today: March 24, 2015

GOP Hero: Where Bibi Leads, the GOP Will Follow

The Daily Beast A day before his apparent victory in Israel, the prime minister rejected a two-state solution. Now expect Republicans to follow him—destroying a rare point of unity with Democrats. Yes, it looks like Bibi Netanyahu has a better shot than Bougie Herzog does of forming the next government. There are many moving parts… More GOP Hero: Where Bibi Leads, the GOP Will Follow

Senate Democrats Leave Door Open To Skip Netanyahu Speech

BuzzFeed Only one senator asked by BuzzFeed News — Sen. Ben Cardin — said he’d definitely go. WASHINGTON — When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress in March, it is unclear whether everybody invited will actually show up. Democrats have criticized House Speaker John Boehner for circumventing the administration when… More Senate Democrats Leave Door Open To Skip Netanyahu Speech

10 things you need to know today: January 4, 2015

The Week Mike Huckabee prepares for a 2016 run, the first popularly elected black senator dies, and more. 1. Mike Huckabee leaves Fox News to consider 2016 bid Fox News host Mike Huckabee announced Saturday he would leave his TV show while weighing whether to mount another White House bid. The former Arkansas governor, who… More 10 things you need to know today: January 4, 2015

Texas Christian Fundamentalist Arrested in Israel for Allegedly Planning to Blow Up Islamic Sites

Are  Christian evangelicals trying to rush the “end-times”?  One has to wonder about the motives in cases like the following: Alternet Further evidence that most terrorism in the United States is conducted by non-Muslims. Although the news media typically focuses on Muslim terrorists, the truth is that most terrorism in the United States is conducted by non-Muslims.… More Texas Christian Fundamentalist Arrested in Israel for Allegedly Planning to Blow Up Islamic Sites

10 things you need to know today: December 9, 2014

The Week U.S. embassy security tightened ahead of torture report, Tamir Rice’s mother calls for an indictment, and more 1. American embassies tighten security ahead of torture report The U.S. beefed up security at embassies and military posts overseas ahead of the expected Tuesday release of a report on CIA terrorism techniques, including torture, after… More 10 things you need to know today: December 9, 2014

10 things you need to know today: October 31, 2014

The Week Marshals capture Pennsylvania police ambush suspect, Israel reopens a key holy site, and more 1. Suspect in Pennsylvania police killing caught after 48-day search Law enforcement officers captured Eric Frein, one of the FBI’s 10 most-wanted fugitives, in Pennsylvania on Thursday after a 48-day manhunt. Frein, a 31-year-old survivalist, is suspected of killing… More 10 things you need to know today: October 31, 2014

Ted Cruz and the most cynical, despicable political stunt of the year

The following quote is not about Ted Cruz but given his hubris…it fits: “No experience of the failure of his policy could shake his belief in its essential excellence.”  ~― Babara Tuchman The Week Aggressively supporting Israel is a political winner for conservatives. But when it comes at the expense of persecuted Christians who fear for… More Ted Cruz and the most cynical, despicable political stunt of the year