The AP Parchin story’s post-mortem

At “War on the Rocks,” Cheryl Rofer, a former chemist at Los Alamos, offers another thorough debunking of that shady AP Parchin story from last week. She argues that the premise of AP reporter George Jahn’s piece, that IAEA inspectors won’t be allowed on site and this is Bad because Iranian technicians will inevitably cheat… Continue reading The AP Parchin story’s post-mortem

Who are you going to believe, a bunch of experts or Chuck Schumer?

Chuck Schumer has unsurprisingly become every right-winger’s favorite Democrat since he declared last week that he’s voting against the Iran deal. Nothing wrong with that, I guess, although it seems an odd place to find a guy who thinks he’s going to be the next Democratic leader in the Senate. You gotta do what you… Continue reading Who are you going to believe, a bunch of experts or Chuck Schumer?

Here’s your “opposition to the Iran deal” update

LobeLog has really been blanketing the coverage of the opposition to the Iran deal this week, so if you’re interested you should check out a few of their recent pieces. Ali Gharib, for example, had a lot of fun picking apart Leon “why is this man still getting paid writing gigs” Wieseltier’s anti-deal argument (assuming… Continue reading Here’s your “opposition to the Iran deal” update

If you’re worried about Iranians chanting “Death to America,” I found something for you to read

Robin Wright, one of the best Western journalists out there when it comes to reporting from inside Iran, has a new piece in The New Yorker today on the common Iranian chant, “Death to America.” If you are unfamiliar with Iran and perhaps troubled by their use of this chant, or perhaps you’re a Republican… Continue reading If you’re worried about Iranians chanting “Death to America,” I found something for you to read

Next up, Chancellor Merkel will kick a puppy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel essentially made a Palestinian teenager cry on German TV today by compassionately explaining to her that Germany is about to deport her and her family back to, well, wherever, I guess, on account of “politics is hard sometimes.” Watch: There are lots of refugees out there, and if Germany accepts one… Continue reading Next up, Chancellor Merkel will kick a puppy

If we talk about nothing else, let’s have an Iran update

Folks, today was a long day, and tomorrow promises to be more of the same, so I hope you’ll forgive the lack of posting today and tomorrow. Before I pour myself a big glass of chocolate milk and put on a Simpsons DVD, though, I’ve got enough mental space for a short update about the… Continue reading If we talk about nothing else, let’s have an Iran update