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Jan 4, 2016, 6:44 AM
Iowa Caucus Update: President…. Trump?!
I must say, of all the available Presidential candidates, John Kasich is by far the best choice in my opinion. He’s been a 9-term Congressman and is the current Governor of Ohio. He sat on the Armed Services Committee...
Oct 18, 2015, 6:13 PM
Sharia Comes to Yale: The Academic Love Affair With Extremism and Elite Money
Saudi ultra-billionaire Abdullah S. Kamel has just purchased a Sharia law center for Yale Law School for the modest price of $10 million. Rather, he has become the “patron” of the “Abdullah S. Kamel Center for the Study of...
Sep 28, 2015, 7:47 AM
What Now for US Policy in the Middle East?
Nobody was more surprised about America’s new stance in the Middle East than Barack Obama himself. Back in 2009, he was Mr. Internationalist, and there was no problem that wouldn’t simply melt before the intense heat of his radiant...
Sep 2, 2015, 7:51 AM
When Americans think of Iran, they think of hostages. Not just any hostages -- the lost backpackers, the journalists arrested as “spies,” and so on -- but diplomats. American diplomats in Tehran, paraded out onto the street blindfolded, by...
Jul 8, 2015, 6:02 AM
Pointless, worthless politics
A week ago Gary Hart took to the pages of Time to spread a little food for thought about the corrupted American political process. “Welcome to the age of vanity politics and campaigns-for-hire” the former senator, whose presidential campaign...
Jun 8, 2015, 10:01 AM
Iowa Caucus update: Perry in, Walker leads
Rick Perry has jumped into the Presidential contest in earnest, with an entrance speech focused on restoration of American greatness at home and abroad - a sort of Reagan-esque play for the traditional conservative vote. This is not Perry’s first run...
May 9, 2015, 9:58 PM
On to the Next Election, and Iowa’s Presidential Caucus
Well, the US elected a Republican Congress last fall. Then, Thuringia elected a Minister-President from the Left Party, successor to the old East German Communists. Then, Israel had its hotly contested snap election, after all the scandal and fury...
Mar 31, 2015, 8:09 AM
Americans, Arabs, Iranians, and Randy Newman
No one likes us, don’t know why. We may not be perfect, but Heaven knows we try. But all around, even our old friends put us down. Let’s drop the Big One, and see what happens. We give them money, but are they...
Mar 16, 2015, 9:16 AM
A Miscellany of Rambling Comments on the US-Israeli Relationship
Countries That Solve American Problems Become Strategic Partners; Countries That Cause American Problems Will Have Problems With The United States. So, it turns out that I’m a part-owner and financier of the Israeli economy. Michael Oren, as Ambassador of Israel...
Mar 6, 2015, 3:23 PM
Mr President, Make a Deal with Iran
I’ve heard the controversial speech, I’ve done some reading, and I’ve come to a conclusion: The only way to reduce the instability in the Middle East is to begin a diplomatic rapprochement with Iran. Period. Spare me the long lecture of...
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