Author Archives: Scott McConnell

About Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of TAC

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 …

The Kerry Peace Mission: An Unbalanced Balancing Act

Like many committed to a just solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, I …

An Opening to Challenge Hillary

Andrew Sullivan here sums up the monumental sense of inevitability surrounding Hillary Clinton’s capture …

De Blasio the Craven

During my time in New York City journalism, I had at least …

The Iran Deal as an American Turning Point

It is too early to celebrate, but historians will note that the …

Bob Gates’s Farewell Warning

To be honest, apart from scanning for tidbits on a particular topic, …

A Bad Day For Kirk-Menendez-Schumer

Professional Capitol Hill watchers still can’t accurately handicap the fate of Senate …

Debunking Sharon’s Peacemaker Status

John Kerry’s statement on Ariel Sharon’s death is here. Of course diplomats should …

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