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Nov 9, 2018, 6:11 AM
Midterm Elections, Which Political Party Won, Which Lost
The 2018 mid-term elections are history. Who won? Who lost? In my view, there was something positive for both political parties. The Dems can point to their retaking control of the House. (As I write...
Oct 20, 2018, 1:32 PM
President Donald Trump Versus the Mob and Other Intimidators
MOB. MOB. MOB. I have just uttered a word that has been "banned" on CNN. Henceforth, when you see an unruly, disorderly group of people harassing someone at a restaurant or out in public you cannot, must not, describe...
Jul 13, 2018, 6:54 AM
Why Is J Street Beto’s Largest Contributor?
A fourth-generation Irish American from El Paso who sits in the House of Representatives is challenging Ted Cruz for his Senate seat. His name is Robert O'Rourke and he is a former punk rocker. But he has elected to run...
May 15, 2018, 11:40 PM
It’s about time
I don't mean to sound ungrateful. Standing in Jerusalem at the newly announced US Embassy, among 800 friends and comrades, pinching ourselves to be sure this is real, we said the blessing for living to see this day. We...
May 15, 2018, 11:09 PM
Iran Has Been Outed: How to Seize the Momentum
With Prime Minister Netanyahu's presentation of the 100,000 pages worth of records from the Iranian nuclear archives smuggled by the Mossad out of the country overnight, the ball as to the future of the JCPOA is now squarely in...
Feb 13, 2018, 7:02 PM
The President is not a Believer
“Fighting for the right to fight the right fight for the right.” -Chad Mitchell Trio In the United States, rightwing and leftwing politics are no longer ideological. Few voters are self-identifying Keynesians or Galbraithists anymore or believe like Milton Friedman...
Dec 19, 2017, 5:03 AM
Progressives are Chicken
Only time will tell if the Steve Bannon-propelled victory for Donald Trump in 2016 was a fluke. But one thing is clear: last Tuesday it was not that Doug Jones won in The Yellowhammer State, it was that Roy...
Dec 18, 2017, 10:04 PM
Bringing Back to Life the Forgotten Dissident Writers of Cuba
A few years ago, a friend introduced me to "Before Night Falls" (Antes Que Anochezca), Reinaldo Arenas' memoir of his life in Cuba, his teenage years fighting for Fidel Castro, his horrific experiences as a gay man in the...
Dec 11, 2017, 11:03 AM
Fake News of the Week: The Three Days of Rage Are All About Jerusalem
Unless you've been living under a rock, you have probably heard the news about President Trump making history by publicly recognizing Jerusalem as capital of Israel and committing to moving the US embassy there from Tel Aviv at some...
Nov 30, 2017, 4:36 AM
Hate Trump, but Obama’s twisted morality resonates
THE TALE OF BOWE BERGDAHL June 27, 2009 Bowe Bergdahl writes a letter to his parents from Afghanistan: I am ashamed to be an American. And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools....The US army is the biggest...