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Wiretap: As 2017 nears its end, it’s time (even for secularists)...

It’s that time of year so the Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne asks that you join him in a prayer for democracy, which clearly needs...

Wiretap: A Hollywood tragedy, Obama beating Trump and why the two-state...

Expiration date The two-state solution for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement may have a January 20 expiration date. That's, of course, when Donald Trump takes office....

Christmas for the daughter of a Palestinian-Muslim immigrant

Iman Jodeh’s father is a Palestinian born in Bethlehem. He immigrated to Chicago where he worked as an accountant for a meat-packing company. One...

President Obama talks middle class economics, partisanship in Denver

President Barack Obama gave a speech on middle class economics today from a shady grove in Denver’s Cheesman Park. The event, limited to roughly 100 invited members of the public, comes at the end of Obama’s whirlwind tour of Colorado’s capital city ...

Juan Cole not shedding tears for Anthony Weiner

As the parade of Congressman Anthony Weiner's self-love skin shots continues to tramp across the internet, University of Michigan foreign-policy big thinker Juan Cole says never mind the man's sad digital life; Weiner's take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is much more relevant and lamentable. Fact is, Cole writes, the congressman's bad personal behavior presents an opportunity to replace him with someone less toxically biased toward Israel.