Why New Yorkers respect the NYPD as New York’s finest

November 30, 2012


NYPD Police Officer Larry DePrimo’s act of kindness has by now been broadcast on numerous talk shows. The 25-year-old police officer saw a homeless man walking without shoes, shaking on a 35 degree night (November 14) here in Manhattan,...

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Israel on brink of ground invasion; Gaza death toll rises as Hamas uses civilians

November 19, 2012

First, all news of civilian deaths is horrible. But in order to understand what is going on in Gaza these past days, it is crucial to remember, in the words of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,  “The terrorists are committing a...

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President Obama giving Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood-dominated govt. half a billion in “emergency funds” With friends like these …

September 30, 2012

Buried on the inside pages of our nation’s great newspapers last Friday was the news that President Obama has decided to be extremely generous with U.S. tax dollars to Egypt. These “emergency funds” (half a billion...

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President Obama, it’s not about the film; it’s about facing realities

September 25, 2012

Just watched President Obama deliver his speech at the U.N. A few thoughts.

First, I thought the President did a decent job condemning extremism and pointing out that most people around the world are peaceful and moderate. He also stood up for the...

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Freedom of speech cornerstone of American identity, way of life

September 25, 2012

In the aftermath of the attacks on U.S. embassies in Benghazi and Cairo, many outlets rushed to condemn the creators of the film that supposedly prompted the attacks. The fact that information has emerged in recent days suggesting that the...

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Islamist extremists up to their old tricks; moderate/reformist Muslims exist and need our support

September 13, 2012


On Tuesday, September 11 Islamist extremists murdered U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three staffers in Benghazi, Libya, and others attacked the U.S. embassy in Cairo. Protests continue to rage at U.S. embassies throughout...

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J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. ambassador, murdered in Libya; Islamist extremists torch U.S. embassy in Egypt

September 13, 2012


Yesterday Islamist extremists attacked the U.S. embassy in Egypt. Islamist radicals in Libya murdered four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, pictured above.

Prior to serving as ambassador, Mr. Stevens did...

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Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood crack down on Egyptian press

September 10, 2012


Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has been cracking down on journalists, targeting those who criticize the Muslim Brotherhood.

This development is a sobering indicator of Egypt’s regression toward theocracy in the year and a...

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Iran sends troops into Syria; Dems convene in Charlotte

September 5, 2012

Tonight, the second night of the Democratic National Convention, it will be interesting to hear what if any discussion there is of America’s role as leader of the world in protecting human rights. I will be listening for any...

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Alusi calls on Obama to introduce U.N. resolution demanding Syria give control of WMD to international community

August 21, 2012

Today President Obama warned Syrian dictator Bashir Assad that “use or deployment of … weapons of mass destruction” would be crossing a “red line,” that would prompt U.S. intervention. In a phone ...

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