Blog

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

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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Ahmadinejad: Defender of Gay Rights?

September 23, 2007

On Monday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will speak and participate in a question and answer session with students and faculty at Columbia University. Pundits, students, and New Yorkers of all stripes are in an uproar that Ahmadinejad is...

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Rudy Gets a Discount

September 14, 2007

You gotta love Rudy Giuliani’s healthy chutzpah. Irked that The New York Times not only published Moveon.org’s full-page ad smearing Gen. David Petraeus, but gave them a steep discount, Rudy’s campaign placed an ad in...

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Fred Thompson: the Gen-X Republican

September 7, 2007

Fred Thompson, formerly Watergate prosecutor, lobbyist, actor, and U.S. Senator from Tennessee, announced his candidacy for President of the United States Wednesday evening on Jay Leno’s show. This guy reminds me of my friends and me....

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The Truth About Iraq: We Say Karate, Iran Says Crowbar

September 5, 2007

Over a year and a half ago, Mithal al-Alusi, a courageous Iraqi politician about whom I have written for The Wall Street Journal, who has lost more than his life in the struggle to build a democratic Iraq, told me that Iran had...

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She Devil?

August 20, 2007

Is Ann Coulter the Devil Incarnate? According to John Edwards, she is a “She-Devil.” Are we to assume that if Mr. Edwards is elected President we can look forward to witch trials at which he will burn his opponents at the stake? The...

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The Security Fence is Gorgeous

August 20, 2007

After being treated for years to media descriptions of Israel’s security fence as an eyesore, imagine my surprise to discover, while riding along the Jerusalem highway, that it is gorgeous. Those sections cordoning...

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Three Cheers for Diversity

July 8, 2007

James Taranto had some interesting commentary on the so-called “diversity” of the would-be bombers last week in London. Could they have anything in common philosophically?

Could there be a common thread?

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Image Test 2

September 24, 1993

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Audio Test

May 9, 1990

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