My running commentary on events: local, national, and international. Areas of special interest include Israel, Iraq, and dissidents in the Muslim world.

Mr. Romney, you did us proud

November 7, 2012


By now the dust has settled on the Presidential election of 2012. I am left feeling like someone who has witnessed a young person reject a solid, intelligent, committed, attractive, principled and deeply committed suitor in favor of someone...

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Four more years of Obama?

November 7, 2012

As of 11:12pm when I write this, it looks like it’s four more years of President Obama and a Republican Congress. In other words, four more years of the same.

In the words of CNN’s John King, “Getting Mitt Romney to 270,...

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Could Romney take Pennsylvania? And who would “do us all a favor by not voting”?

November 6, 2012

Is there a chance Mitt Romney could win the battleground state of Pennsylvania? The Romney camp must think so, as the Governor and his wife Ann made a last-ditch stop there today, in Pittsburgh.

The Romney team’s internal polling may...

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All tied up, with Pennsylvania in play

November 6, 2012

It’s anyone’s guess who wins the election tomorrow. Personally, I predict it will not be decided tomorrow, as the country is very divided and recent polls suggest a dead heat. We could have a 2000-type toss up with...

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Romney narrows the gap among women, likely voters

October 26, 2012

A few thoughts on the news that Mitt Romney seems to be narrowing the gap between himself and President Obama among likely voters, especially women.

This should really come as no surprise. The “War on Women” was bogus from the...

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History repeats itself with Obama’s refusal to meet Bibi; debate tonight

October 22, 2012


While surfing online to find information for an editorial I’m working on, I came across this clip and description of the historic “Rabbis’ March on Washington. It was a demonstration that took place on on October 6, 1943, in...

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Debate looked like a draw, Jerry Springer style

October 17, 2012


If debates mean anything, the one on October 3rd gave Americans a close look at Mitt Romney, and they concluded he was not as unlikable as the pundits keep telling them he is.

Last night, October 16th, both Governor Romney and...

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Just in Time for Halloween: Obama and Romney Scared of … Candy?

October 16, 2012

From The Algemeiner



President Obama and Mitt Romney are apparently objecting to CNN’s Crowley, who is set to moderate tomorrow’s presidential debate. Both candidates are complaining to the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), which regulates...

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Breaking news: Alusi reports sizable number of U.S. troops have returned to three Iraqi air bases

October 16, 2012

Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi contacted me today to report that, starting two weeks ago, U.S. troops started returning to military bases in Iraq. I have not seen this information published elsewhere. If it turns out to be...

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Just in time for Halloween, Obama and Romney afraid of … Candy?

October 15, 2012


Just in time for Halloween … Romney and Obama are afraid of … Candy Crowley?

Obama and Romney are apparently objecting to CNN’s Crowley, who is set to moderate Tuesday evening’s presidential debate. They are...

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