American Jews are expected to unequivocally support Israel against its very real enemies, but Israeli policies of the moment can and do betray values held by a large swath of American Jewry.
We fashionably compress our commemorations of 9/11 events into a neat triangle to include the Afghanistan and Iraq wars But in accepting this, we terribly distort our historyWe fashionably compress our commemorations of 9/11 to include the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Obvious, off-the-wall politicians like Michele Bachmann were at one time deservedly dismissed as fringe candidates. But ironically, the liberal media has propelled such politicians from well-deserved mediocrity to suddenly being "serious" candidates.The liberal media has propelled off-the-wall politicians such as Michele Bachmann from well-deserved mediocrity to suddenly being "serious" candidates.
When Barack Obama began his quest for the presidency more than three years ago, admirers and many opponents alike conceded he was smart, tough and articulate. Well, we are left with one out of three.The president's vaunted resolve and toughness in the political turmoil surrounding the national debt disappeared into a cloud.
While our media wizards report a groundswell of anger against the president, tea party candidates and financiers appear to be as bothered by the policies of Franklin Roosevelt as those of Barack Obama.Tea party candidates and financiers appear to be as bothered by the policies of Franklin Roosevelt as those of Barack Obama.
Once he tasted the realities of political life, Thomas Jefferson had harsh words for the free press. What would he have made of the irresponsible, shoddy, pernicious zeal that passes for news today?The media continues to ignore very real, profound problems raised by our imperial overreach, as well as the myriad of our domestic ills.
Today, it is common wisdom that President Truman had only two simple, stark choices: to use the bomb or invade and suffer a “million” casualties. There was, however, an alternative.It's believed that President Truman had only two choices: to use the bomb or invade and suffer a “million” casualties. There was an alternative.