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  • Hughes Drops Jews

    01/29/2013 8:40:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | January 28, 2013 | staff
    The New Republic has quietly dropped at least five prominent Jewish writers from its masthead in a move that may signal the publication’s continued drift away from a staunchly pro-Israel standpoint. The magazine has launched an aggressive new editorial direction under the ownership of wealthy socialite Chris Hughes, who is best known for sharing a room with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard University. The names of several prominent Jewish writers from both the left and right of the political spectrum were dropped from TNR’s masthead in the latest issue. They include: Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, longtime TNR columnist...
  • Last Chance for Iraq? A symposium on the war

    08/29/2006 6:28:33 PM PDT · by dervish · 7 replies · 343+ views
    NRO ^ | 9/11/06
    Michael Rubin The U.S. is losing in Iraq because American politicians and the general public have not decided they want or need to win. Many congressmen look at Iraq through the lens of the 2006 election: They care neither how their words embolden the enemy nor how their grandstanding impacts Iraq. Meanwhile, many commentators have cast accuracy aside to cater to, and cash in on, public ennui. Iraqis are now as pessimistic as they have ever been. Corruption and organized crime run rampant. True, some metrics are positive: Oil production is on the rebound, shops are opening, agricultural production is...
  • Secretive group aims for Iran regime-change

    04/12/2006 9:33:51 AM PDT · by thegreatbeast · 3 replies · 480+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 12, 2006 | No Attribution
    Missing from recent media coverage of the Bush administration's preparations for a military strike against Iran is any mention of the State Department's accelerated campaign for regime change in Iran, according to Lawrence Kaplan, a senior editor at The New Republic. Kaplan says the administration last month formed a secretive body led by Vice President Cheney's daughter, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Liz Cheney, called the Iran-Syria Operations Group.