Author Archives: Scott McConnell

About Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of TAC

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

John Kerry Walks Up to the Truth

A Washington gaffe, as Michael Kinsley once observed, occurs when a politician …

Rand Paul Taps a New Constituency

Philip Weiss discusses an interesting Hardball clip here, where bestselling mainstream political author …

Give Kerry a B for Effort

Is John Kerry’s effort to negotiate an Israeli-Palestinian “framework” for peace (i.e. …

Ted Cruz and America’s “Nakba”

Avenging the the Iran hostage crisis is the latest excuse for sabotaging negotiations.

Jeb Bush Follows in His Brother’s Footsteps

Still to be thoroughly digested is last weekend’s spectacle of several prominent …

NATO’s Wrong Turn

Russia’s incursion into Ukraine is a response to misguided Western expansionism.

A Coup in Crimea—or in Russia?

The West rejects a peninsula’s secession but makes no secret of its regime-change ambitions for Moscow.

Push For New Cold War Seems to Stall

Americans—including Obama—are saying no to a neocon crusade against Russia.

Our Entirely Self-Inflicted Ukraine Disaster

It must have been nearly 26 years ago, in the spring. On …

On Ukraine, Cool the Triumphalism

I don’t recall ever feeling such ambivalence about a major political event. …

Non-Zionists With a Tailwind

We seem to be witnessing the remarkable early stirrings of a reevaluation …

Victory Over AIPAC, What It Means, What It Doesn’t

Eli Lake here does a micro-analysis of AIPAC’s failure on its Iran sanctions bill. …

Lee Smith Anoints the New Kennan

Writing in Tablet, Weekly Standard editor and neoconservative Lee Smith sounds an …

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