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Democracy is not a panacea – but with real commitment, it is a possible future

June 19, 2012


Last week’s Wall Street Journal ran a sobering piece by Bret Stephens in about the disappointing results of democratic elections the previous weekend. It’s true that democracy’s defenders have lately been mugged by...

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Up up and away with JICNY

June 14, 2012


Last night I was fortunate to attend the yearly gala for Jewish International Connection New York (JICNY). Founded by Gavin and Jodi Samuels and Steve Eisenberg, the organization holds over 200 free and low-cost events a year and provides a...

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Calling out Jewish self-haters

June 13, 2012

Interesting piece in today’s Jerusalem Post about self-hating Jews. Of particular value is the psychologist’s perspective in the piece that, just as an abused child will sometimes internalize the abuser’s...

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Senator Dick Lugar Departs with a Statesman’s Warning

May 27, 2012

From Algemeiner



It’s a departing statesman’s job to share what he has learned. George Washington famously cautioned Americans to take advantage of a “detached and distant situation” to “pursue a different course” from that of Europe and avoid...

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Ay Caramba! Berkley Weeps for Workers–While Her Hubby’s Trust Collects Wal-Mart Dividends

May 27, 2012

From Algemeiner



Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV), the liberal Democrat Senate candidate trying to unseat Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) in November, is a gung-ho supporter of labor unions who highlights her tight relationship with Big Labor in her...

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Cory Booker’s spring

May 26, 2012


With Newark’s mayor in the headlines for braving a burning building to rescue a neighbor and more recently characterizing as “nauseating” efforts on both sides of the political aisle to demonize the other...

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Conservatives imagine Lugar has a ‘tude –when he’s simply making a point

May 9, 2012


Full disclosure: with yesterday’s defeat of Indiana Senator Richard Lugar, this independent political commentator believes the American people lost a decent and experienced legislator. As I wrote in two previous posts here and here...

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Too bad the American family is enjoying no such surplus

May 8, 2012


In April, the federal government notched its first budget surplus since President Obama took office, according to today’s news.

Too bad it would appear that American families aren’t seeing any such surplus.

I’m no...

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Peggy Noonan – and I – weigh in on Lugar race

May 4, 2012


Hey, does the great Peggy Noonan read by chance?

Last week, I weighed in on Indiana’s heated Republican  primary race between veteran Senator Richard Lugar and the state’s Republican Treasurer Richard...

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Exclusive: Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Says Nouri al-Maliki is a Tool of Iran

May 3, 2012

From The Algemeiner



Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who met recently with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is being used as a “tool of Iran,” and Iran is using Iraq as a way station for transporting fighters and weapons to Syria to support the...

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