Peter Beinart

Peter Beinart


Editor-at-Large, Jewish Currents. Author, "Beinart Notebook" on Substack. Prof, Newmark School of Journalism, CUNY. MSNBC Analyst. Tweets=my views, not CUNY's

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When a reporter asked Joe Biden if the US would go to war to defend Taiwan, he should have replied: "It's not up to me. I can make a recommendation but under our Constitution, Congress declares war."

Joe Biden's foreign policy team is remarkably harmonious. That's not entirely a good thing.

Excited to speak this Saturday night at one of New York's great Jewish events, the @MM_JCCManhattan 's Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Grateful they didn't give me the 3 AM slot!

Conservatives say criminalizing abortion offers a chance to build a caring society that protects vulnerable women. It's like throwing someone from a window and then promising to build a net. Worse: It's like doing so when ripping up nets has been your life's work.

By overturning Roe, Trump's judges are helping him overthrow democracy.

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Just randomly overheard on call "little shifty Schiff." Doubt it will even make the papers. Think for a second what would have happened if or had said that. Then ask yourselves what explains the double standard

I supported the Iraq War. A mentor died in it. My sister-in-law left her toddler to serve in it. I wrote 2 books grappling w/ how I got it so wrong. I never thought people like Bolton + Netanyahu could pull off a campaign of lies like that again. They have

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This tough guy bravado bullshit from people who have no idea what consequences America has just unleashed and won't suffer those consequences themselves. For those too young to remember, this is what it was like in 2003

Even if you're a hawk who thinks wars in the Middle East tend to go well. That's insane but let's go with it for a second. Even if you believe that. This White House can barely issue press releases without spelling mistakes. You really think they can manage a war?

Imagine if measles were spreading rapidly because some religious Muslims refused to vaccinate their kids. Fox News would be calling for internment camps

In 1949, a Polish Holocaust survivor named Genya Kowalski was offered a Palestinian house in Haifa. She refused, saying: "I don’t want to live [in a house] of people who were thrown out...a human being is a human being.” We can be her heirs today

Crazy thought: If you want to honor the victims in Pittsburgh, don't resurrect the racist caravan slur that provoked their killer

Have you ever seen an American politician asked to defend themselves against charges that they are bigoted against Palestinians? In American political discourse, the category of anti-Palestinian bigotry essentially does not exist. That's how far we still have to go.

just learned is not going to conference in any capacity. Good for her. The other 2020 Dems should be held to the same standard. And if they go off the record to schmooze with donors, journalists should report that--and ask them what they said #AIPAC2019 

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