Blog

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

A Historic Moment … to Jump on the Bandwagon

February 5, 2008

Interesting the way the Kennedy clan waited until Barack Obama had won a few primaries to decide he was JFK reincarnated. Not only did Caroline and Uncle Ted weigh in just this past week, but on Sunday cousin Maria Shriver leapt on stage with Oprah,...

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They All Follow the Crowd, Man

January 30, 2008

Okay, so Rudy came in third in the Florida Republican primary. And McCain, who won, is a good guy. And Rudy chose to opt out of competing seriously in the early primaries like Iowa and New Hampshire – his decision, and obviously a bad one. But...

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Rudy at The Rascal House This Morning in Miami

January 29, 2008

Just returned from the historic Miami Beach deli where Rudy Giuliani made a stop to greet supporters this morning. At about 8:15, Rudy showed up, talked with patrons, went into the kitchen to greet the cooks and other staff, signed baseballs...

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Words from a Retired NYC Firefighter: What New York Was Like Pre-Rudy

January 28, 2008

On September 11, when most of us, including even our President (and I say this not to pick on him, but to acknowledge the reality) were simply shellshocked, Rudy sprang into action, demonstrating courage, competence, and great moral clarity in...

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Count on Rudy’s Character in the Clutch

January 25, 2008

My opinion piece in today’s Jewishworldreview.com addresses Rudy Giuliani’s demonstrated commitment to Israel, including in times when it won him no accolades.

An added bonus: my dear friend Julia Gorin and I, unbeknownst to...

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Rudy Giuliani Makes Strong Showing in Tonight’s Florida Republican Debate

January 25, 2008

Maybe I’m thinking with my heart, but I believe the polls will get it at least somewhat wrong in Florida. Especially after Rudy Giuliani’s strong showing in tonight’s Republican debate in Boca Raton.

A few...

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The Only Violence Hollywood Won’t Show is the U.S. Getting the Bad Guys

January 23, 2008

Tonight Dennis Miller appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, discussing Oscar-nominated movies. Although he ribbed (pun intended) Keira Knightly of Atonement for her svelte figure (beats me how he could, she is so heartbreakingly beautiful),...

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So Far, it Seems to be Guilt by Association with Rezco for Obama

January 23, 2008

Thanks to Leo Drew for the comment re: Hillary’s attacks on Obama. I watched the videos Mr. Drew sent, and at least one correction to my earlier post is in order. According to both ABC News and CNN, Rezko’s contributions to Obama’s various...

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Those Dems Fight Like Cats and Dogs, Especially Hillary

January 22, 2008

Tonight I watched the Democratic debate from South Carolina. For anyone who didn’t see it, Hillary and Barack were scrapping like wild and Edwards was piping in with his usual warmed over class warfare spiel. Most striking were...

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Satrapi on the Arbiters of Moral Purity in the Ayatollah’s Iran

January 16, 2008

Marjane Satrapi’s excellent film “Persepolis,” the true story of a girl’s coming of age in 1970’s and 1980’s Iran, examines the misogyny and general brutality of the 1979 Iranian...

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