James Baker’s Zombie Foreign Policy

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Jeb Bush is cleaning up a mess he helped create. It’s a distraction from what he’d rather be doing, which is building an “aura of inevitability” around his soon-to-be presidential campaign. He’s spent the past week distancing himself from the speech that one of his foreign policy advisers, former secretary of State James Baker, delivered to the annual meeting of J Street, the liberal fringe group that pushes tough policies against Israel.

J Street Loses Pumpkin Carving Contest for Second Straight Year

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The anti-Israel Middle East lobbying group J Street has once again been crowned the loser of its office building’s annual pumpkin carving contest in what insiders are describing as a demoralizing loss for a group that has few victories to its credit.

This year, J Street entered into the contest a pumpkin it called ‘The Walking Dead’, a title that many described as a metaphor for the group itself.