Peter Beinart

Stories by Peter Beinart

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    After Bush, the Blues

    Since the 43rd president left office, GOP pessimists have taken full control of the party.
    European Edition Version
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    Downward Spiral

    Not so long ago, plenty of Republicans favored gun control.
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    Shalom, Obama!

    The president needs to charm Israelis—but also scare them.
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    Follow the Leader

    How liberals fell in love with the imperial presidency (again).
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    Piers Pressure

    Believe it or not, Morgan is a great spokesman for gun control.
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    Israel’s Fatal Game

    Bombing Hamas won’t stop the violence. Why Washington and Jerusalem desperately need 
a new strategy.
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    Stay Home, Mitt!

    Voters won’t remember the disastrous details of Romney’s overseas jaunt, Peter Beinart writes in Newsweek, but they’ll remember that it didn’t go well, and that’s the real damage.
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    How Obama Caved On Israel

    The president sacrificed his ideals and misplayed his hand. How Bibi got the better of Barack. By Peter Beinart.
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    Peter Beinart: The Case for Waiting Out Our Foes

    They’re exhilarating, of course. But from an American perspective, the revolutions transforming the Middle East are also deeply sad. They’re sad because they underscore what a terrible waste the last decade of American foreign policy has been. Since September 11, the United States has spent more than $1 trillion in Afghanistan and Iraq. Those wars have cost thousands of young Americans their lives and maimed many more. And for what? We were told (and I, for one, believed) that in jihadist terrorism we faced a threat of epic military and ideological power. We were told that unless we toppled anti-American regimes and imposed American ideals, the military and ideological balance would tip decisively in our enemies’ favor. “I will not wait on events,” vowed George W. Bush in his 2002 State of the Union address. We were told to wage war because time was not on our side.