Commentary

Representatives of four Massachusetts advocacy organizations wrote to the state’s members of Congress May 16, calling on them to speak out against Israel’s use of excessive force against Palestinian protestors. “It is painful to think that the 3.8 billion dollars the U.S. gives to Israel …

Students from campuses across the Northeast gathered at MIT this spring to share their experiences in challenging the US government’s aggressive foreign policy, growing nuclear arsenal, and neglect of pressing domestic needs. They were in town to lend their voices to the conference “Invest in …

The Gina Haspel Nomination Made Me Think

May 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

So the Gina Haspel thing is weighing heavy upon me, but not for the reasons that you might think. Make no mistake, I think she’s awful.  But much like the fallout from the #metoo movement, her nomination for CIA director has made me do a …

The hardliners in Iran could announce their own intention to withdraw not only from the JCPOA but also from the NPT. They could argue, quite legitimately, that Israel has never come clean on its nuclear arsenal, and that Pakistan and India (and of course Israel) …

A risky plan for Hanscom

May 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Originally published in the Metrowest Daily News Do residents of Bedford, Lexington, Lincoln and Concord have anything to fear from their longtime neighbor, Hanscom Air Force Base? Without any vote on the matter, these four towns will become “ground zero” for activity essential to “modernization” …

As the Trump administration careens haphazardly towards an historic and potentially game-changing denuclearization summit with Kim Jong-Un, it is becoming increasingly clear that the North Korea problem is one that needs to be viewed holistically, through the prism of America’s past and current successes and …

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