Archive for February, 2011


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Middle East Policy: The Case for Sitting on Our Hands

February 26, 2011 | Comments Off on Middle East Policy: The Case for Sitting on Our Hands | Peter Beinart

Dear world, sorry about the last 10 years. Peter Beinart on how the new wave of Mideast revolts may finally be ending America’s wasteful war on terror-and why it would have been smarter not to intervene in the first place.
They’re exhilarating, of…

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The Right's Hypocrisy on Freedom

February 21, 2011 | Comments Off on The Right's Hypocrisy on Freedom | Peter Beinart

Obama’s decisive response to the protests across the Middle East-and the conservative backlash-have exposed the hypocrisy of the right’s shallow rhetoric on liberty and human freedom. Peter Beinart on why the supposedly idealistic American right turns…

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The GOP's Race Backslide

February 17, 2011 | Comments Off on The GOP's Race Backslide | Peter Beinart

Haley Barbour’s refusal to denounce Confederate license plates is just the latest example of a Republican Party that is regressing on race-and damaging its electoral future.
“I don’t go around denouncing people,” said Mississippi Governor Haley…

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America's Proud Egypt Moment

February 13, 2011 | Comments Off on America's Proud Egypt Moment | Peter Beinart

Forced to choose between national interests and national ideals, the Obama administration, and many of its fiercest domestic critics, chose ideals. That’s a remarkable achievement, writes Peter Beinart. Plus, Mike Giglio on Egypt’s Facebook freedom…

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What Israel Is Afraid of After the Egyptian Uprising

February 7, 2011 | Comments Off on What Israel Is Afraid of After the Egyptian Uprising | Peter Beinart

Israelis fear more Arab democracy means more hatred in their country. Peter Beinart on why Jerusalem needs to change-or face a Palestinian version of Tahrir Square.
We’re almost two weeks into the revolution in Egypt and the American media keeps…