Longform journalist, @Princeton MPA '16. Used to write on Israel for @NewRepublic, now covering election (working on @PoliticoMag series about @GovGaryJohnson).

What Ehud Barak’s Retirement Means for Israel

newrepublic.com — Pundits in Israel are still struggling to make sense of Defense Minister Ehud Barak's surprise announcement yesterday that, at age 70, he is retiring from politics. The move, like Barak's January 2011 decision to leave Labor and start his own political party, caught everyone off guard.

Gary Johnson, Former New Mexico Governor and Unorthodox 2012 Republican Hopeful

newrepublic.com — The next Ron Paul. There are certain shibboleths in presidential politics that even the most forthright candidates feel obliged to repeat, certain topics they feel compelled to avoid. Yet talk to former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, the unorthodox 2012 GOP hopeful, and those rules go out the window.

How the Israel-Palestine Peace Deal Died

newrepublic.com — I.At around noon on March 20 last year, Air Force One landed at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport for Barack Obama's first presidential visit to Israel.The three-day trip had been billed as an Israeli reset-the newly reelected president's bid for a clean slate with the Jewish state after four years of icy relations.

Israel lobby aided Hill visits for U.N. report author

washingtontimes.com — J Street - the self-described pro-Israel, pro-peace lobbying group - facilitated meetings between members of Congress and South African Judge Richard Goldstone, author of a U.N. report that accused the Jewish state of systematic war crimes in its three-week military campaign against Hamas in Gaza.

How Israel’s Left Lost to Netanyahu

newyorker.com — Last Sunday, Tzipi Livni passed through the noisy hall of her Tel Aviv campaign headquarters. It was two days before Israel's election, and Livni-who, a few months earlier, had been the chief negotiator with the Palestinians and the Justice Minister under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu-was feeling bullish about her chances, with running mate Isaac Herzog, of unseating her former boss.

Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Israel Election: 5 Takeaways

How John Kerry built a peace process for Israel-Palestine, then watched it burn

newstatesman.com — At around noon on March 20 last year, Air Force One landed at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport for Barack Obama's first presidential visit to Israel. The three-day trip had been billed as an Israeli reset-the newly reelected president's bid for a clean slate with the Jewish state after four years of icy relations.

How the Israel-Palestine Peace Deal Died

newrepublic.com — At around noon on March 20 last year, Air Force One landed at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport for Barack Obama's first presidential visit to Israel. The three-day trip had been billed as an Israeli reset-the newly reelected president's bid for a clean slate with the Jewish state after four years of icy relations.

Ariel Sharon Dead: Will Benjamin Netanyahu Follow in His Footsteps?

newrepublic.com — One day at the Knesset in the early eighties, then-Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon passed a left-wing lawmaker in the hall and said hello, but the lawmaker pretended not to notice. Sharon confronted him and asked why he had not returned the greeting.

Iran Nuclear Deal in Geneva: A Win for Israel, Too

newrepublic.com — With the ink barely dry on the interim nuclear deal signed Sunday between Iran and six world powers in Geneva, there's already a battle to define it. President Obama called the six-month pact "an important first step toward a comprehensive solution." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu-echoed by some congressional Republicans-called it a "historic mistake" in his weekly cabinet meeting.
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Aug 24, 2016

Fascinating Arizona poll via CNN: Voters >45: Trump 52, Clinton 35, Johnson 7; <45? Clinton 42, Trump 28, Johnson 22  http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2016/images/08/24/topaz1.pdf 

Aug 24, 2016

@TXIconoclast thank you, was actually looking for these numbers

Aug 18, 2016

RT @POLITICOMag: “Smells like marijuana,” Johnson says. “Doesn’t it?” He saunters around and sniffs again. “Smells like vape.”  http://politi.co/2b3ykXs 


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