A Skeptic’s Guide to the Russiagate Fixation

Exactly. In my opinion, “Russiagate” is a story which gets peddled and emphasized by people interested in covering up all the atrocities which are being perpetrated (the ICE concentration camps; the Puerto Rico scandal, etc.).


Breaking the Silence

“The collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in 2000 led to a gaping political vacuum in which almost no political parties are pushing for an end to occupation — or even acknowledging it exists. That’s where Breaking the Silence and other organizations like B’Tselem, the information center for human rights in the occupied territories, come in. They have become the de facto opposition in Israel […].”


How Should We Talk About the Israel Lobby’s Power?

Andrew Sullivan:

“AIPAC […] is a uniquely American phenomenon, and […] full of an intense fanaticism that sometimes beggars belief. In many ways, this passionate intensity is understandable. […] But it’s not a rational way for a great power to conduct foreign policy. The one-way street has also corrupted Israel, wrecked its moral standing, and enabled the country to keep ratcheting toward the far right in self-destructive ways.”