David M. Phillips: The Illegal-Settlements Myth, Commentary


The conviction that Jewish settlements in the West Bank are illegal is now so commonly accepted, it hardly seems as though the matter is even open for discussion. But it is. Decades of argument about the issue have obscured the complex nature of the specific legal question about which a supposedly overwhelming verdict of guilty […]

Storylines With Politically Fatal Endings


If Politico’s John F. Harris is correct and “Presidential politics is about storytelling” then the Obama campaign took an enormous risk using a narrative that left a lot to the individual imagination. Obama’s ambiguous call for change, created a fill-in-the-blank scenario for independents and moderates, and a call-to-arms for progressives.
In Monday’s article “7 stories Barack [...]

UN: Forget Science – Climate Change Should Be A Religion


Forget the lack of scientific evidence and take it on faith that the earth is melting and global governance is the solution.