Tim Kaine Proves Rush Limbaugh’s Point


So. Here’s the Washington Post the other day on Tim Kaine: Kaine escalates attack on Trump, associating him with ‘Ku Klux Klan values’ Said Hillary’s VP candidate in this Post report: “Yesterday, Hillary Clinton gave a speech in Reno, Nevada, calling out Donald Trump on a lot of things on this equality idea, calling him […]

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The Old and the New at Flushing Meadows


With American men’s tennis still in the wilderness — our last Slam winner was Andy Roddick at the 2003 U.S. Open — it seems fitting that the 136th edition of the great tournament, the last of the year’s majors, is the scene of clashes between old and new. Such clashes are signs of renewal. At […]

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Vermont’s Pride Goeth Before Its Self-Destruction


In the early part of my professional career I worked for a minor league sports team in Vermont, and recently had the opportunity to pass through Vermont for the first time in two decades. What struck me is that Vermont, then and now, is blessed with beautiful geography and picturesque small towns. On the surface […]

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Abstract Immigrants in an Abstract World


Why would a country with the world’s largest Jewish population, outside of Israel, admit large numbers of immigrants from countries where hatred of Jews has been taught to their people from earliest childhood? This question is ultimately not about Muslims and Jews. It is about discussing immigrants in the abstract, rather than in terms of […]

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There Is No Arc, and There Is No Hero


Some people do not learn from their mistakes. Anthony Weiner is one. The husband of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin resigned from Congress in 2011 when he was caught sending shots of his tumescent privates to a number of women not his wife. His first instinct was to lie about the messages and claim someone […]

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The Politicians Can’t Stand Us — and It Shows


“Health-Plan Choices Shrink,” said a headline in the Wall Street Journal, Aug. 29, 2016. What’s this  — another campaign promise brought to the table undercooked and half-sauced? Americans, as they look around the political dining room, are receiving, um — I know: Let’s call it a liberal education. An education in the complete, for all […]

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Palestinian Parents Sending Children to Camp Kill the Jew


It’s August. Camp has ended — that rite of summer for millions of American children. Swimming, hiking, campfire sing-alongs and S’mores, drama skits, lanyard-making, new friends and creating lifelong memories. Palestinian summer camps have also just ended, but their children have very different experiences to share and memories to hold dear. This year’s theme for […]

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Why the Military-Industrial Complex Loves Hillary


Military contractors are overwhelmingly favoring Hillary Clinton for president with their political contributions this year. Though Republicans normally enjoy a slight fundraising advantage here, she currently leads Donald Trump 5-to-1 among donations from employees of the top 25 firms in this extremely lucrative, highly government dependent industry. An article in Politico last week tried to […]

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The Emperor Has No Clothes and He’s Breastfeeding


We live in the Age of Absurdity. The men born of parents from the Age of Aquarius are having children and “chest feeding” them. I will try to explain. It took me a second pass to make sense of this Atlantic article by Britni de la Cretaz. Here are the first two paragraphs: When Trevor MacDonald started chestfeeding about […]

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No Hiding in Hyde Park


A provocative cover letter sent last week to entering University of Chicago freshmen along with a book on academic freedom started the school year with a bang, when the respected college dean of students John Ellison declared: we do not support so called “trigger warnings,” we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics prove […]

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