“Not For Sale”: Why the Trump Plan Will Fail

President Trump recently unveiled his long-awaited plan for a Palestinian-Israeli peace, known as Peace to Prosperity. The 80-page document (with about 100 additional pages of added material) outlines the basis of a proposal to end the Arab-Israeli conflict that has roiled the Middle East since the founding of the modern Israeli state in 1948. Most … Continue reading “Not For Sale”: Why the Trump Plan Will Fail

Honesty: The Worst Policy?

Just days after the Central Intelligence Agency concluded that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered on the orders of de facto Saudi leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (aka MBS), President Donald Trump issued an official statement directly contradicting the CIA’s finding. Trump cast doubt on the CIA report, claiming that the US intelligence community was … Continue reading Honesty: The Worst Policy?

Kathy Griffin, Lèse-Majesté, and the Responsibilities of Protest

I cannot stand Donald Trump. Anyone who has recently had the misfortune of discussing politics with me knows this to be true; indeed, they may (rightly) consider it to be a drastic understatement. I believe his election was a truly unfortunate event in American history, though the thought of Hillary Clinton issuing orders from the … Continue reading Kathy Griffin, Lèse-Majesté, and the Responsibilities of Protest