John B. Judis

President Obama's Jobs Wake-Up Call

The latest report should have him panicked

The latest report should have him panicked.

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Recession Redux

Why I'm not cheering the economic recovery

Why I'm not cheering the economic recovery.

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Things can change quickly in the Middle East, but right now, as I gaze Sarah Palin-like from my suburban Maryland office across the Atlantic and Mediterranean, it looks like John Kerry’s attempt to reignite peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians lies in smoldering ruins. The talks were based on a very clear deal between the parties. The Israelis would release 104 Palestinian political prisoners, and in exchange the Palestinians would forgo pressing international organizations to recognize Palestinian statehood and condemn the Israeli occupation.

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Obama's Speech Won't Fix Israel

It was great, but a two-state solution is no more likely

Upon arriving in Israel yesterday, Barack Obama proclaimed the “unbreakable bonds” between the United States and Israel without once mentioning the Palestinians or the peace process.

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MICHAEL IGNATIEFF: "For all the talk about futility and perversity in interventions, it is well to remember that not all of them have failed." 

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Eve of Destruction

What it was like to oppose the Iraq War in 2003

What it was like to oppose the Iraq War in 2003.

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Throw the Bums Out!

The populist moment in Europe and the United States

Why populists are dominating politics in Europe and the United States.

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The Unlikely Celebrity of C. Everett Koop

As surgeon general, he infuriated the right and became famous

As Reagan's surgeon general, he took bold positions on AIDS and abortion and infuriated the right wing. 

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Clueless in Gaza

New evidence that Bush undermined a two-state solution

George W. Bush's started a secret war on Hamas. Is Obama continuing it?

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Hagel's Hell

Obama's Defense pick barely survives his Senate grilling

Obama's Defense pick barely survives his Senate grilling by John McCain and Ted Cruz.

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