James Zogby: Why I Support Bernie Sanders

Posted on April 18, 2016 in Washington Watch
There were many reasons, which I will describe in a moment, but high on my list is that I never forgot what happened to my hometown and so many other American cities across the Northeast and Midwest. Sanders earned my support because he understands what bad trade deals and corporate greed have done to our communities.
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"Hints" of an End to Yemen's Nightmare

Posted on April 11, 2016 in Washington Watch
For decades now, Yemen's people have suffered from bad governance, underdevelopment, and prolonged civil conflict. Despite enduring these multiple hardships, Yemenis have largely been ignored by the rest of the world.
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The “13 Keys” to Winning the White House

Posted on April 04, 2016 in Washington Watch
This year's presidential contest has proven to be both fascinating and, at times, frightening. Both parties are engaged in near existential struggles. In an effort to get the long view of the dynamics at work in this contest, last week, I hosted Allan Lichtman, Distinguished Professor of History at American University, on my weekly NYU TV show "Viewpoint". Always an interesting guest, Lichtman is the author of "The Keys to the White House" which lays out his proven method of predicting the winners in presidential elections.
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Dangerous and Delusional

Posted on March 28, 2016 in Washington Watch
The performances by four of the five remaining presidential candidates at AIPAC's policy conference made this a perfectly strange and unsettling week in Washington.
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AIPAC’s Anti-BDS Campaign

Posted on March 22, 2016 in Washington Watch
When the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) comes to town this week for their annual policy conference, high on the agenda of issues they’ll be pushing Congress to support are bills designed to “fight the boycott of Israel.” This campaign to combat efforts to “boycott, divest, or sanction” Israel (BDS) has become a full-fledged national movement with AIPAC-supported initiatives moving forward not only in Congress but in two dozen state legislatures, as well.
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New York Times' Attempted Whitewash of Israel Poll

Posted on March 14, 2016 in Washington Watch
This past week the Pew Research Center released the results of a massive poll of Israeli public opinion - focusing on their attitudes toward religion, identity, values, and political issues facing their country. In the days that followed the release, a number of articles appeared in Israel and the US commenting on the study's findings. The strangest and most troubling of them was a piece titled "Deep Rifts Among Israeli Jews Are Found in Religion Survey." It was printed in the New York Times on March 8, 2016. Written by Isabel Kershner, the article was a transparent effort to combine straight reporting with tortured apologia.
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Will the GOP Implode?

Posted on March 07, 2016 in Washington Watch
This has been one crazy political week. It has been so tumultuous and, in some ways, so calamitous for the Republican party, that we may be witnessing a fatal rupturing of the GOP.
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Trump: Feeding the “Monster”

Posted on February 29, 2016 in Washington Watch
Donald Trump's candidacy is American politics reduced to the absurd. It is theater in its most stripped down form—a show where the content is not as important as the event and the raw emotion it evokes.
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Silencing Critics of Israel

Posted on February 01, 2016 in Washington Watch
Israel doesn't accept criticism. In fact, whether from friend or foe, even mild criticism is viewed as an existential threat prompting Israeli officials to unleash a torrent of abuse in an effort to silence and/or punish critics. And given new initiatives being rolled out in Israel and here is the US, by Congress and some state legislatures, this effort to silence critics is endangering free speech and the search for peace.
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We Need More From Our Candidates

Posted on February 01, 2016 in Washington Watch
Jim Zogby: I have long argued that how candidates for high office speak about the Middle East should be a critical test of their capacity to lead our nation.
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