Archive for May, 2011


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Palin Grabs Her Moment

May 30, 2011 | Comments Off on Palin Grabs Her Moment | Peter Beinart

There is no better moment for the ex-governor, who would snare most of the social-conservative votes that might have gone to Mike Huckabee and Haley Barbour-and in 2016 would be old news and face a stronger primary field, writes Peter Beinart.
Sarah…

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The Palestinian Right to Dream

May 25, 2011 | Comments Off on The Palestinian Right to Dream | Peter Beinart

As Congress applauded Netanyahu’s tough speech, a young Ramallah man talked about creating a Palestinian Tahrir Square, using nonviolence-and the hope that American Jews would back such a civil rights approach. Political reality suggests otherwise,…

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Netanyahu's Bizarre Response to Obama's Palestinian Proposal

May 23, 2011 | Comments Off on Netanyahu's Bizarre Response to Obama's Palestinian Proposal | Peter Beinart

President Obama’s parameters for a new round of Mideast peace talks were designed to head off U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state based strictly on 1967 borders-which would be catastrophic for Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu’s immediate rejection of the…

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Putting America on Democracy's Side

May 19, 2011 | Comments Off on Putting America on Democracy's Side | Peter Beinart

In his Mideast speech, President Obama rejected Bush’s blind allegiance to Israel and put himself squarely on the side of human rights.
Can we now, after the president’s Thursday Mideast speech, finally stop calling Barack Obama a “realist?” Please….

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Israel's Palestinian Arab Spring

May 15, 2011 | Comments Off on Israel's Palestinian Arab Spring | Peter Beinart

The converging of thousands of Palestinians on Israel’s borders is a sign that they have lost faith in American promises-and that if Israel and the U.S. don’t work toward a Palestinian state near 1967 lines, others will seize the initiative in shaping…

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Israel's Democracy Hypocrisy

May 9, 2011 | Comments Off on Israel's Democracy Hypocrisy | Peter Beinart

The flap over whether CUNY should award playwright Tony Kushner an honorary degree underscores the growing debate over whether people who want Israel to be a secular democracy rather than a Jewish state can be tolerated in public life, writes Peter…

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Bin Laden Killing Erases Democrats' Wimp Factor

May 2, 2011 | Comments Off on Bin Laden Killing Erases Democrats' Wimp Factor | Peter Beinart

The killing of Osama bin Laden-and Obama’s decision to strike quickly to get him-erases the enduring stereotype of Democrats as weak politicians who won’t use force.
Plus, full coverage of Osama bin Laden.
The killing of Osama bin Laden has greater…

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The War on Terror Is Over

May 1, 2011 | Comments Off on The War on Terror Is Over | Peter Beinart

Bin Laden’s death gives the U.S. a golden opportunity to bury the war on terror-a distraction, Peter Beinart argues, that distorted America’s foreign policy for too long.
Plus, full coverage of bin Laden’s death. 
No human’s death is ever a…