At this writing, the "ceasefire" in Gaza continues while Hamas dribbles out hostages (who depart the territory amid the bellowing and threats of Palestinian civilians calling for their deaths). How long will this go on? As long as Hamas can stretch it out.
John Hinderaker over at Powerline blog has expressed concern that Israel may be losing ...Read more
Last week, writers Francesca Block and Suzy Weiss co-authored an article in The Free Press describing the phenomenon of (largely progressive) Western women converting to Islam.
On the same day, Teri Christoph published a piece on RedState in which she remarks on how many of the recent displays of antisemitism (ripping down posters of ...Read more
The pro-Hamas protests and marches keep expanding across our college and university campuses. Much to the dismay of Jewish students, alumni and donors (as well as non-Jewish Americans watching these events with alarm), those who claim to support the cause of the Arab population living in Gaza and the West Bank feel perfectly comfortable ...Read more
Another election, another round of recriminations.
I have ZERO confidence that the Republican Party will heed anything I say here, since they don't listen to the dozens (or hundreds) of other better-known commentators making similar points. But as proof of the triumph of hope over experience, here goes:
No. 1: Ronna McDaniel has to go. How ...Read more
Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO and founder of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, is currently on trial for criminal fraud and conspiracy. Bankman-Fried is accused of bilking investors out of billions of dollars when his company spectacularly collapsed.
The trial is not going well for SBF. His former lover, Caroline Ellison, provided damning ...Read more
After the Oct. 7 slaughter in Israel, author Brigitte Gabriel posted on X (formerly Twitter) about her experiences growing up in Lebanon. She described her childhood in the once-prosperous and peaceful country as "idyllic" and recalled how its capital, Beirut, had been hailed as the "Paris of the Middle East."
All that changed as Muslim ...Read more
In the aftermath of Hamas' horrific attack on Israel last weekend, and the barbaric kidnappings, torture and slaughter of hundreds of civilians, Jews across the world are asking hard questions about who they can truly count on.
Author and podcaster Liel Leibovitz penned a scathing essay in the online publication Tablet, laying much of the ...Read more
Over the past few weeks, England's Daily Mail has published several articles about the growing political unrest in South Africa and the rise of Julius Malema, head of the Economic Freedom Fighters, an expressly "Marxist-Leninist" party calling for "seizure of private property without compensation" and nationalization of the country's gold ...Read more
A common theme in political news coverage over the past few years has been how "fractious" and "divisive" politics has become in our society. Newspapers, magazines and social media have countless articles and accounts of political disagreements that have torn families apart and destroyed longtime friendships. It seems to many observers that ...Read more
One of the characteristics of human vision and thought is the ability to identify patterns. Research conducted by child development experts suggests that infants can recognize visual patterns at a very early age -- between 3 and 4 months old. As humans age and develop, pattern recognition expands beyond mere visual and auditory stimuli to ...Read more
Last week, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham created a firestorm with an executive order suspending for 30 days the right to concealed or open carry of a firearm in Bernalillo County (where Albuquerque, the state's most populated city, is located). In her order, Grisham declared gun violence to be a "public health emergency," using recent...Read more
The truth has been politicized in America, and this is absolutely a war against the public good. Something is either true or it isn't, and whether that truth helps or hurts someone politically (or any other way) should play no part in the decision to make accurate information available to the public.
Oh, but it does.
I'm not naive enough to ...Read more