October 2012 Archive


Neocons to the Front: Five Reasons to Not Intervene in Syria Now

By Steve Breyman: Last Friday, neocon military historian and columnist Max Boot teamed up with one-time academic and Bush administration defense official Michael Doran to publish an op-ed in the New York Times “Five Reasons to Intervene in Syria Now.”


The Legacy of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger and the Civil Rights Movement

By Clarence B. Jones: The recent death of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, former publisher of the New York Times, provoked memories of the Times and its coverage of the Civil ...

Iran USA Israel

‘NYT’ And ‘Inquirer’ Pundits Push Back Against Neocon Hysteria, Offer Containment Rationale

By Philip Weiss: At a time when Israel lobbyist Dennis Ross assures us that we are moving toward "the use of force," and Martin Indyk assures us that there will ...

Does Congress “Need” Revenue from Payroll Tax?

By Dean Baker: A generally informative NYT piece on the expiration of the payroll tax cut at the end of the year told readers: "The original point of the ...