Blog

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

Attorneys of the World Unite

November 9, 2007

Just got word that on Tuesday, New York’s lawyers, organized by the New York City Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and New York County Law Association, in cooperation with law schools and human rights organizations,...

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Maybe Borat Should Interview Christiane

November 7, 2007

Last month in The Jerusalem Post, Jay Tcath, executive director of the Chicago Jewish Community Relations Council, described how he was manipulated into participating in Christiane Amanpour’s “God’s Warriors,” a documentary...

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Stern Warning

October 18, 2007

In June, I wrote a story for the New York Sun of which I am particularly proud. I covered a talk by Dr. Jessica Stern, a Harvard terrorism expert, at a conference of the EastWest Institute, a Manhattan think tank. The subject of the lecture...

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Fox and Friends

October 7, 2007

Hello Fox viewers and other readers. Some of you may have seen attorney and filmmaker Brooke Goldstein on “Fox and Friends” this morning.

I had the opportunity to interview Ms. Goldstein last summer for The New York Sun about...

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McCain in Manhattan This Morning: Defeatism Will Not Buy Peace in Our Time

September 27, 2007

Just returned from a Hudson Institute briefing at The Four Seasons restaurant this morning given by John McCain. He seems a little tired, and who can blame him? The man is 71, has survived torture at the hands of the Viet Cong and, worse...

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Bollinger: No Badass, but not Bad as, He Might Have Been

September 24, 2007

It’s never wise to debate a nut job, especially a vicious one. The very act of debate implies there is something to be discussed, some shred of basis to the attacker’s position which, if in fact there is none, gives that unreasonable and...

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A Smart Cop

September 24, 2007

You gotta love New Yorkers. Tonight on the corner of 46th and Second Avenue, I saw a bunch of roadbloacks and cops. Knowing I was near the UN, I asked one young cop, “So officer, what’s going on tonight? You guys getting ready for that...

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Go Steelers: One for the polydactyl thumb in 2008!

September 23, 2007

Go Steelers! The Steelers just beat the San Francisco 49ers by 37 to 16. They are now 3-0.

“They and the New England Patriots seem to be the class of the AFC, and the Steelers haven’t been accused of cheating,” according to James...

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Go Steelers!

September 23, 2007

Go Steelers! So far the Steelers are 2 and 0. They haven’t played the best teams, but they “totally blew out” Cleveland and Buffalo, according to James Taranto. “I just hope they win by less than 9, because I have the 49ers in the...

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Ahmadinejad, Man of Mystery?

September 23, 2007

According to an interview on FOX News, Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, who is hosting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tomorrow, says he would have hosted Hitler, too. This man seems to be of the school of...

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