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

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Thank You, Ms. Eden

January 12, 2008

A big thanks to my friend and former Daily News editor Dawn Eden for inviting me to guest blog yesterday at

Ms. Eden is to the blogosphere what candlelight is to a face: an illumination...

Read More

His Right Hand Man on Ariel Sharon: Humanitarianism Was Strong in Him

January 10, 2008

“If Israel is an apartheid state, how come Saudi Arabian women are coming to Hadassah and other hospitals [in Israel] for fertility treatments?” asks Dr. Raanan Gissin, former right hand communications man to Ariel Sharon. The question,...

Read More

Hillary Earned It, the O-Bomb Just Showed Up

January 9, 2008

Am I the only non-leftist who’s glad to see Hillary take New Hampshire? It’s not that I give her points for crying, but there was something far-fetched about the media’s anointing of Obama after his win in just one state.

Obama’s a...

Read More

Israel’s Christian Sudanese Friends

January 2, 2008

Yesterday Israel’s Ma’ariv carried my opinion piece on the Christian Sudanese refugees in Israel. It was translated into Hebrew, but I have pasted the English version below.

Also, today The New York Sun carries the tragic news from Khartoum...

Read More

Dare I Publish Post Number Four About Ron Paul?

December 31, 2007

Supporters of Ron Paul, I must give you points for enthusiasm. Thanks for all the comments, and for keeping them, for the most part, civil. Some of the criticism I’ve received for previous posts charges I don’t know enough about Ron Paul to...

Read More

Ron Paul, Rebel Without a Solution

December 31, 2007

In a previous post, I wrote that Ron Paul’s performance last week on “Meet the Press” made me think he’s been spending too much time locked in the bathroom reading Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” a sort of unofficial...

Read More

Ms. Bhutto’s Guts

December 28, 2007

Whatever else was or was not true about Benazir Bhutto, she was a human being who refused to be intimidated by terrorists – and for that she merits admiration. In a piece she wrote in October for The Wall Street Journal after an attempt on her...

Read More