Author Archives: Scott McConnell

About Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of TAC

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

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.

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