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

Durban II Would Have Been Good Comedy, Were Abuses by the Self-appointed Arbiters Not So Appalling

April 23, 2009

Serious defense of Israel shone alongside clever and zany protest at the United Nations Conference Against Racism in Geneva, Switzerland earlier this week.

For representatives of countries like China, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Cuba to sit on...

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The Founding Fathers Would Have Been Proud of Tea Party Demonstrators

April 21, 2009


This opinion piece, which ran in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review today, discusses the significance of the tax day tea parties as a healthy expression of the right to petition government for redress of grievances. As the piece...

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Good Call on Durban II, Mr. President

April 20, 2009


In boycotting the second United Nations Conference Against Racism (dubbed “Durban II”), being held today in Geneva, Switzerland, President Barack Obama has shown leadership in opposing anti-Semitism.

Over the weekend,...

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When President Obama Captures Bin Laden, Will the Loony Left Protest?

April 20, 2009

Looks like the loony left just can’t stop agitating for terrorists’ rights.

The U.S. should never mistreat ordinary prisoners of war. But from what I’ve read, the three terrorist master-planners subjected to the so-called...

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The Soft Bigotry of Good Intentions

April 17, 2009

Interesting story on Huffpo today on how Bobby Jindal supposedly rebuked former Vice President Dick Cheney for asserting the U.S. is less safe due to some of President Obama’s decisions.

Despite the Huffpo’s headline...

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Senior Fatah Leader Denies Existence of the Hand That Feeds his People

April 7, 2009

In this video, senior Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan admits that the entire Palestinian economy is dependent on Israel, yet insists Fatah still does not recognize Israel’s right to exist. Bizarre. One can only hope that ordinary Palestinians,...

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It May be One World Trade to E.U., But To U.S., it Will Be The Freedom Tower

March 28, 2009


New York’s former Governor George Pataki has a good opinion piece in today’s New York Post about the Port Authority’s decision to abandon the name ‘Freedom Tower’ and refer to the central building on the site of...

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Elliott Abrams predicts Obama, Bibi faceoff

March 23, 2009

From Center for Security Policy



Elliott Abrams, former deputy national security advisor to President Bush, speaking Saturday morning in Fort Lauderdale at the winter meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, said he thinks the Obama administration may be able to successfully...

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Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman Rallies the Faithful Tonight in Fort Lauderdale

March 21, 2009

Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman, who remains locked in a contentious battle with challenger Al Franken for his Senate seat, struck a confident tone in an informal speech Friday evening to Jewish Republicans in Fort Lauderdale for the...

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Evidently Genocide is Not Enough

March 9, 2009

Evidently masterminding genocide — or at least allegedly doing so — is not sufficiently evil for Sudanese President Omar al Bashir. Last week he decided to kick out of Sudan 13 NGOs, including Doctors without Borders, Save the...

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