Author Archives: Scott McConnell

About Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of TAC

What If Putin Doesn’t Back Down?

The Beltway’s blind confidence in its ability to break Russia could push Moscow into desperate measures.

How Obama Can Stop Netanyahu’s Iran War

Bibi has Boehner’s support—but the president has the American people’s, if he speaks out.

Who Governs?

Billionaire activists like George Soros and Sheldon Adelson exert political influence beyond the dreams of political scientists past.

Happily, President Obama N’est Pas Charlie

French Muslims could have hardly failed to absorb that the storied liberties of France are allocated differently.

The U.S.-Israel Politics Gap

Americans want more even-handed policies—but Congress only wants to please Bibi.

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.

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