Richard Falk Goes Bonkers on 9/11: Susan Rice Condemns



I am in full agreement with Susan Rice: Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, January 25, 2011 I am appalled by the recent personal blog written by Richard Falk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on “the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.

China’s Musical Mishap?



When Hu Jintao came to the United States in 2006, his visit was seen in China as less-than-perfect. Hu did not receive a State Dinner or the formality and ceremony that accompany it. His speech was allowed to be interrupted by a member of the Falun Gong–a religious sect that is banned in China.

Look Forward to Keith Olbermann’s Next Platform



Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Keith Olbermann and his producers made me a fairly regular commentator on politics and foreign policy on his show — borrowing me now and then from Rachel Maddow who originally brought me into the MSNBC world.

Richard Burt Joins Open Letter & A Neocon Friend Poses Question



Former Assistant Secretary of State for Europe as well as Political-Military Affairs and former US Ambassador to Germany Richard Burt has joined the open letter I have helped organize asking President Obama to support the pending resolution at the United Nations Security Council condemning expanding Israeli settlements in Occupied Territories.