Author Archives: Scott McConnell

About Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of TAC

Abandoned by the Left

Liberals’ emphasis on identity politics at the expense of basic socio-economic fairness has driven away countless average people.

No Tears For TNR

America’s foreign-policy debate will be improved without “even the liberal New Republic” holding Democrats’ feet to the neoconservative fire.

Ferguson Is Not Palestine

Nothing could please the Likud coalition more than to see the Palestinian cause linked to the Ferguson rioters.

A Bleak Foreign Policy November

After the failure of Iran negotiations and the rebirth of the Republican hawk, Hagel’s dismissal barely registers.

The Bush Decision Point

The father faced down the Israel lobby and paid a price; the son accommodated it. What’s the lesson for Jeb?

Hillary’s Sheldon Adelson

A major Clinton donor cavorts with racist warmonger, urges mass bombing. Will she be asked about it?

Obama’s Legacy Will Be With Iran

Peace with Tehran could do for Obama what war with Germany did for FDR.

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 …

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