Author Archives: Scott McConnell

About Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of TAC

An Economist Visits the West Bank

Israel’s choking of the Palestinian economy is unlike anything else in the world.

Obama’s Big Ebola Wager

The main job of Ebola “tsar” Ron Klain should be to save the White House from its own political tone-deafness.

The Middle East Doesn’t Matter

Neither ISIS nor any of America’s fair-weather allies are worth the price of the U.S.’s deepening regional commitments.

Ebola Breaks a Border-Free World

The Washington consensus so prizes the free flow of people that it won’t even stop flights from West Africa.

ISIS Isn’t Hamas, or Iran

Netanyahu tries a terrorist bait and switch, like the one that worked against Saddam.

Obama Bombs Blind

Why Americans are still in the dark over the 9/11 Commission’s view of the Saudis.

Why Christians Are Criticizing Cruz—and Israel

Justice for Palestine divides Republicans but unites Pope Francis, Mideast bishops, and mainline Protestants.

Obama’s Amnesty-Inequality Trap

The politics of mass immigration sacrifice the security of the working class for the comfort of the elite.

Washington Puzzled as Putin Doesn’t Back Down

On hawkish autopilot, America’s leaders ignore the obvious off-ramp to the escalating Ukraine crisis.

ISIS, the Neocons, and Obama’s Choices

Confronting the new Islamic State requires reevaluating old alliances and enemies.

ISIS, the Neocons, and Obama’s Choices

Though Congress and the president are out of town, the final weeks …

Ferguson: We Can’t Look Away

It’s time once again to bring out the well-worn quote (from Marx) …

Hillary the Hawk: Who Will Challenge Her?

In her¬†much-parsed interview¬†with Jeffrey Goldberg, Hillary Clinton reveals that she believes nothing …

What Gaza Has Revealed

Israel’s latest war brought its increasingly fascist politics before a global audience.

The Pyrrhic Cost of Destroying Hamas

Those to whom evil is done/Do evil in return “States are cruel …

The Dual Crisis

The two crises are distinct, but there is only one American government …

The Right’s Israel Turn

Conservatives didn’t always have a party line on the Jewish State.

Israel Runs Up the Score

Twelve steps from the collapse of Kerry’s peace talks to the carnage in Gaza

A Crucial Question for Reformicons

All things being equal, I should be fan of Yuval Levin. I …

Nixon’s The One

Pat Buchanan documents the ’68 campaign with detail and nuance.

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