Alan Gross CubaBungling Agent Alan Gross Becomes Change Agent in Cuba

His story reads like a script from the old spy spoof “Get Smart”

By Lou Dubose

Part of the deal to normalize relations with Cuba was the release of Alan Gross, who has been portrayed as a victim of a repressive regime. In fact, in this story, there are no heroes. Only villains and a cabal of duped ideologues. And losers: U.S. taxpayers picking up the tab for USAID contractors on the make. And the Cuban people, for whom the American counterrevolution has been counterproductive.

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Bibi’s Bad Day

bibi10Some times, timing is everything

Netanyahu ends up a victim of his own machinations, as his opponents in Israel’s wildly fractious elections have used his planned D.C. speech against him.

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There is only one possible verdict

By Erwin Chemerinsky Read

Syria Cockburn CobbanA Primer on ISIS, Iraq, and Syria

The “war on terror” has demonstrably failed. Until the fall of Mosul, nobody paid much attention

By Helena Cobban Read

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Ignored is the truly revolutionary emergence of new media

By Marc Cooper Read

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