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Masks Off: The Hamas Defense Forces Show the Unmistakable Bigotry on the Left

From the Left / Jeff Robbins /

In the eight weeks since 3,000 Hamas terrorists invaded Israel and slaughtered 1,200 Israelis and mutilated 5,800 others, it's become clear that Hamas' purpose was not merely genocidal. As interrogated Hamas gunmen have admitted, and as video from the gunmen themselves demonstrates, Hamas had the specific purpose of raping Israeli women before...Read more

The Truman Show: Another Uncool President Makes His Mark

From the Left / Jeff Robbins /

On Dec. 26, 1972, hours after Harry Truman's death, Senator-elect Joseph Biden sent Truman's widow a condolence telegram. The 33rd American president, Biden wrote, had proved a historic leader, one who had "made his mark" for being "purposeful, smart and tough."

Truman had been bitterly attacked by Democrats and Republicans alike, belittled ...Read more

No Surrender: Lacking Other Options, Israel Needs to Finish the Job

From the Left / Jeff Robbins /

In June 2006, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was asked what the Democrats' plan was for addressing the threat posed by Iran, even then recognized by the international community as the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism. "I really don't know," Durbin sighed. "With any luck Israel will take care of it, and then we can all blame Israel."...Read more

See No Evil: On American Campuses, It's Tiki Torch Time

From the Left / Jeff Robbins /

Lexington, Massachusetts, is a peaceful town, famous for being an ideal place to raise children. Young couples move there from everywhere so that their children can attend its public schools, which in disproportionate numbers send students to the finest universities in the land. Lexington has a robust library serving its hypereducated ...Read more

Bit of Blackmail: The Hamas Lobby Tells Biden to Bend, or Else

From the Left / Jeff Robbins /

In the stiff competition to produce the least credible members of Congress, the Republican Party's leading entrants are Reps. George Santos and Marjorie Taylor Greene, and the Democrats' top contender has to be Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The Michigan congresswoman has worked tirelessly to burnish her reputation for mendacity, doing so on a nearly 24/...Read more

Tools' Paradise: Academia Says It's Down with Mass Slaughter

From the Left / Jeff Robbins /

As of this past weekend, Israel's Institute of Forensic Medicine reported that of the 1,400 Israelis slaughtered on Oct. 7 by Hamas gunmen shouting "God is great!", 400 bodies still could not be identified. That is because all that is left of them are fragments, if that, once part of the bodies of 400 different human beings. And that, in turn,...Read more

Hail to a Chief: The President Overrides the Kindergarten

From the Left / Jeff Robbins /

The narrative that President Joe Biden is too old to be president isn't holding up all that well, taking more than a few hits in recent months. Biden's arduous secret trip to Kiev to demonstrate solidarity with Ukraine while it fends off Vladimir Putin's barbarism didn't exactly advance the narrative. His visit to Israel while it is besieged ...Read more

Blast-Off: Israel's Critics Depart Planet Earth

From the Left / Jeff Robbins /

There is a famous scene in the movie classic "Annie Hall" in which protagonist Alvy Singer visits his girlfriend's family and encounters her somewhat untethered brother in a hallway. Singer listens as the brother rambles incoherently before politely taking his leave. "Right, well, I have to go now, Duane," he says, "because I'm due back on ...Read more

Slaughter Incorporated: Coddled by the Left and Armed by Iran, Hamas Stages a Massacre

From the Left / Jeff Robbins /

On Saturday morning, several thousand young Israelis were celebrating a Jewish holiday at an all-night music festival in southern Israel, a few miles from the border fence that separates Israel from the Gaza Strip. Shortly after sunrise, hundreds of Hamas operatives armed with machine guns and grenades broke through the fence and headed for ...Read more

Flop House: The GOP's 'Impeachment Inquiry' Lays an Egg

From the Left / Jeff Robbins /

The tip-off that House Republicans' cobbled-together opening of their "impeachment inquiry" into President Joe Biden was going to flop came last Wednesday, the day before the first hearing. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Smith, R.-Mo., whose unfortunate lot it was to hold a press conference announcing new "evidence" that ...Read more

Difficult and Necessary: Arming Ukraine Is Costly and Also Our Only Option

From the Left / Jeff Robbins /

In late 1940, Nazi Germany had successfully subjugated virtually all of Europe in barely a year's time, and turned its eyes to rolling over England, first by bombing it to smithereens and cutting off its shipping and then by invading it if required. Still recovering from the Great Depression and unpersuaded that Hitler's aggression was any of ...Read more

Pulp Fiction: Bowing to Trump, the GOP Launches a Phony Impeachment Inquiry

From the Left / Jeff Robbins /

A political gaffe, journalist Michael Kinsley once said, is what happens when a politician accidentally tells the truth. Republican Rep. Ken Buck is no doubt drawing fire from his Republican colleagues in the House for his Washington Post op-ed last week deriding his party's newly launched "impeachment inquiry" into President Joe Biden for "...Read more

Giving Irish: A Nation and a Vibrant Community Celebrate One Another

From the Left / Jeff Robbins /

The phrase "fighting Irish" did not originate with Notre Dame's football team, but with the Irish immigrant soldiers who fought for the Union during the Civil War. It was Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee himself who is said to have coined the term, a testament to the bravery and effectiveness of the so-called "Irish brigades" that helped save ...Read more



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