Esther Goldberg

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Esther Goldberg is a lawyer in Alexandria, Virginia.

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A Haircut, an International Peace Conference, and a Sick Old Woman

 

Is it like this In death’s other kingdom Waking alone At the hour when we are Trembling with tenderness Lips that would kiss Form prayers to broken stone. —The Hollow Men, T.S. Eliot We learned yesterday that the socialist president of France, M. Hollande, spends $132,000 per year — or about $11,000 per month — […]

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We Need to Talk About Hillary Clinton

 

Along with its efforts to demonize Donald Trump, the mainstream media has mounted an effort to prove that Hillary Clinton is not the heartless robot she appears to be. True, she communicates the same level of humanity as a 200-pound cockroach, but the New York Times has a solution. It suggests a woman whose health […]

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Understanding the Libertarian Case for Free Trade

 

Much is being written these days about “free trade” (generally said to be good) versus “protectionism” (generally said to be bad). Not only is this a false dichotomy, but few economists bother to tell us what they mean by the term “free trade.” A notable exception is my friend, and eminent Libertarian economist, Pierre Lemieux. […]

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The Neocoms and the Souls  of Our Children

 

I’m talking about Neocommunists, of course. It’s the name that, in a recent article, I proposed to give to the former neocons who’ll now vote for Hillary Clinton, or whomever the Democrat nominee might be. Even Bernie Sanders, the man who brought his wife Jane to honeymoon in the Soviet Union in 1988. The Neocoms […]

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Marco Shows He Is a Big Man

 

Marco Rubio has proved that, despite his short stature, he is a big man. He has apologized to Donald Trump mano a mano for the crude suggestion, during a televised debate, that the diminutive size of Trump’s hands was an indication that he fell short in the manliness department. It turns out that this may […]

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The Church of Conservatism (aka The Neocoms)

 

Meet the Rt. Rev. Charles Murray and the holy Establishmentarians. In a remarkable essay, Charles Murray adumbrates the tenets of a new religion which might be called the Church of Conservatism. The theology could be fleshed out a bit, but for now here is what we may infer from what Mr. Murray tells us. The new church […]

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Holocaust Remembrance

 

Never forget. Last night was the start of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jews consider the day to begin and end in the evening, so that the progress is from darkness to light. If you visit the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, you are forced to follow a path that leads to a series of walls. You become […]

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Holocaust Remembrance

 

Last night was the start of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jews consider the day to begin and end in the evening, so that the progress is from darkness to light. If you visit the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, you are forced to follow a path that leads to a series of walls. You become claustrophobic and […]

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Tunnels, Mayhem, and ‘Misguided Cowards’

 

On Monday, a Palestinian terrorist set off a bomb in a packed Jerusalem bus during evening rush hour. At least 21 people are reported to be “injured.” “Injured” doesn’t begin to describe the mayhem. Jerusalem resident Racheli Dadon was on the bus with her 15-year-old daughter. From her hospital bed, she described the aftermath. “Everything […]

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Was Cruz’s Colorado Upset a Good Thing for Americans? Yes!

 

First, what happened in Colorado was a great lesson in civics, a course which is no longer taught in our schools. When the Founders gathered in Philadelphia to construct a constitution, they asked themselves what system of government would be the best, given their beliefs about human nature. And one thing they all agreed on […]

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