Author Archives: Scott McConnell

About Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of TAC

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.

The Presbyterian Victory

Liberal Protestantism still has enough punch to make divestment matter.

“Moral Clarity” on Iraq

A critical moment of the TAC-sponsored New Internationalism conference occurred when Daniel …

Eric Cantor’s Defeat Is Also Netanyahu’s

Of course it isn’t yet clear what Eric Cantor’s stunning and decisive …

Hillary’s Empty Book

I’ve been skimming Hillary Clinton’s State Department memoir Hard Choices, which stands …

For Obama and Kerry, “Daylight” Starts Peeking Out on Israel

It’s conniption time on Capitol Hill, as the Obama administration is demonstrating …

Missing Lunch with Marine Le Pen, as Euroskeptics Triumph

Oddly enough, I have few large professional regrets, things I really wish …

Iran: Six Months Negotiating Time Will Be Up Soon

A self-provoked crisis in Ukraine (if the United States hadn’t sponsored a …

Rule by the Very Few

Pat Buchanan beat me to it writing about the Pfizer story which appeared in …

After Kerry’s Failure

Why the Israeli-Palestinian peace process collapsed—and what comes next

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