Eli Clifton, The Nation

Eli Clifton

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Past articles by Eli:

The Government’s Investigation Into Brookings Should Worry Think Tanks

Accepting foreign government funding may have just gotten harder. → Read More

NYT fails to disclose columnist’s side gig at pro-Israel advocacy group –

Bret Stephens promised to disclose the affiliation if there was any 'overlap' with subjects he writes about for the Times. → Read More

WaPo quietly acknowledges op-ed author's defense industry ties –

The piece opposed Biden's Afghanistan troop withdrawal and originally didn't disclose the author's financial stake in that view. → Read More

Weapons Biz Bankrolls Experts Pushing to Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

The Trump administration negotiated a May 1 withdrawal date but pressure is building on Biden to stay. → Read More

Pay for play? Heritage’s cozy ties with foreign arms maker raises eyebrows –

Conveniently, the think tank has taken a strong stand on the same land mines and autonomous weapons made by its multimillion dollar benefactor. → Read More

Trump Has a $259 million Reason to Bomb Iran –

by Eli Clifton On Thursday, the United States came perilously close to a military confrontation with Iran after it downed a U.S. drone that may or may not have entered the country’s air space. Pres… → Read More

Military Officials Aren’t Supposed to Associate With Hate Groups. So Why Are These Generals Speaking at Frank Gaffney’s Confab?

The military has codes of conduct that are supposed to bar associating with hate groups. Frank Gaffney's Center for Security Policy is exactly that. → Read More

Pompeo, Bolton to Headline Shady Anti-Iran Event During UNGA –

by Eli Clifton and Derek Davison On Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton are scheduled to deliver keynote addresses at United Against Nuclear Iran’s (UA… → Read More

Alan Dershowitz’s Deep Ties to Trump’s Biggest Donors –

by Eli Clifton Over the course of the Trump administration, former Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz has emerged as one of the president’s most vocal defenders on cable news networks, op… → Read More

Did Sheldon Adelson Just Capture the GOP? –

by Eli Clifton Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, President Donald Trump’s biggest donor, just secured his role as the GOP’s top 2018 funder with a $25 million contribution to Senate Republicans midterm … → Read More

China May Test Adelson’s Control Over Trump Foreign Policy –

by Eli Clifton Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has, by multiple accounts, gotten much of what he wanted when he backed Donald Trump’s presidential campaign with a $35 million investment and emerged,… → Read More

Trump’s Muslim Ban: Thanks to Supreme Court Decision, Bogus Polling, and AIPAC Funding –

by Eli Clifton In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court today upheld the White House’s controversial decision to impose limits on travel from several Muslim majority countries. Coverage of the decision… → Read More

U.S. News Media Can’t Talk About Adelson Foreign Policy –

by Eli Clifton Over the past month, two mainstream news outlets have done in-depth reporting on the grip that Sheldon Adelson, President Donald Trump’s and the GOP’s biggest donor, holds over U.S. … → Read More

Is GOP Mideast Policy Bought and Paid for by Likudist Republican Group? –

by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton Mega-billionaire and the Trump campaign’s single biggest donor Sheldon Adelson has pledged to contribute $30 million to the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) Super PAC… → Read More

Follow the Money: Three Billionaires Paved Way for Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal –

by Eli Clifton President Donald Trump has just fulfilled a campaign pledge to tear up the Obama administration’s signature foreign policy achievement, a multilateral agreement constraining Iran’s n… → Read More

Mercer-Backed Group Throws Viral Video Messaging Behind Pompeo –

by Eli Clifton President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as the country’s top diplomat, CIA director Mike Pompeo, is expected to win a Senate confirmation vote la… → Read More

Pompeo Declines to Distance Himself From Anti-Muslim Hate Groups –

by Eli Clifton During his confirmation hearings in the Senate today, CIA Director and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo declined to distance himself from anti-Muslim advocates Frank Gaffney an… → Read More

Bolton-Led Group Partnered With Racist, Anti-Semitic Website –

by Eli Clifton President Donald Trump’s incoming national security adviser, John Bolton, is best known for his one-size-fits-all policy prescriptions for geopolitical challenges facing the U.S. in … → Read More

Trump’s Choice of Bolton Satisfies His Biggest Donor –

by Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe Last August, shortly after John Kelly replaced Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and Steve Bannon was fired as the president’s chief strategist, John Bolton c… → Read More

Is Mike Pompeo as Islamophobic as His Spiritual Adviser? –

by Eli Clifton An examination by LobeLog of statements and studies by Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo’s “spiritual adviser” reveals a deeply ingrained anti-Muslim theology coupled with a c… → Read More