Stories by Juan Cole

Juan Cole is a professor of history at the University of Michigan and maintains the blog Informed Comment. subscribe to Juan Cole's feed

Posted on: Dec 22, 2016, Source: Informed Comment

Better for the environment and cheaper, so of course Trump won't go for it.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2016, Source: Informed Comment

Eric Holder calls Snowden's work a public service, but no current Obama administration members would say the same.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2016, Source: Truthdig

FBI reports show it keeps getting worse.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Don't believe the hype about the Arab Spring being over, no matter what the news from Iraq, Libya and Egypt.

Posted on: May 10, 2014, Source:

The GOP is flailing around looking for an issue — any issue to help fundraising for the fall congressional campaigns.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2014, Source:

'Wise' King Solomon kept 300 sex slaves.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2013, Source: Informed Comment

All the stories about the government's quest for Total Information Awareness about the phone calls, email, internet searches, etc. raise some questions.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012, Source: Informed Comment

A look at why the comedian seems to have so much animus against Muslims.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2012, Source: Informed Comment

It all starts with the collosal power that organized businesses have over Congress.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2012, Source: Informed Comment

Someone just wants to set the world on fire.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2012, Source: Informed Comment

A remarkably dishonest campaign is getting even worse, with no accountability from the TV networks.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2012, Source: Informed Comment

Isaac isn't the only storm the Romney-Ryan campaign is sailing through.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2012, Source: Informed Comment

There are some very good reasons -- none of them anti-Semitic -- why Israel is sinking in the perception of the outside world.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2012, Source: The Nation

Reagan’s shadow government was a disaster, but it was a pygmy compared with Obama’s.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2012, Source:

What history should teach us about blockading Iran.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2012, Source:

Santorum and Gingrich are both Catholics, and wear their faith on their sleeves, but they are hypocritical in picking and choosing when they wish to listen to the bishops.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2011, Source: Truthdig

University students find themselves victimized by the same neoliberal agenda that has created the current economic crisis.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2011, Source: Informed Comment

Why seeing the world in black and white is so dangerous.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2011, Source: Truthdig

Obama is siding with police who want to use GPS devices to track you without a warrant.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!

Juan Cole defends the use of force to aid the Libyan rebel movement. Professor Prashad warns the US has involved itself in a decades-long internal Libyan struggle.