The Great Debate

The real reason nobody minds that American money deeply influences Israeli politics

By Dimi Reider
February 27, 2015
Israel's PM Netanyahu speaks at a conference, launching the Likud party's campaign in Russian, at Bar Ilan University near Tel Aviv

Irael’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a conference launching the Likud Party’s campaign in Russian, at Bar Ilan University near Tel Aviv, February 9, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Welcome back to the bad old days of American politics – only worse

By Richard White
January 21, 2015

Ben Holladay, Courtesy of the Oregon Historical Society; Charles Koch, REUTERS/Courtesy Koch Industries; Leland Stanford, Wikipedia/Courtesy of Bancroft Library, University of California – Berkeley

When excessive wealth meets dysfunctional politics

By Richard White
February 26, 2014

The election is months away but figuratively, at least, the billionaires are voting early and often.