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Did Christine Blasey Ford Use Anonymity to ‘Get’ Kavanaugh?

 

If you smelled the stench of skulduggery emanating from Dianne Feinstein’s “anonymous” letter concerning sexual misconduct by SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, your nose didn’t deceive you. Feinstein has had the letter since July but waited until after Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings ended before referring it to the FBI. The Senator claimed its author had “requested confidentiality” and […]

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Let Sleeping Radioactivity Lie

 

Leaders always like having something new to brag about and put their own name on. You don’t get a lot of cheers by saying, “Let’s just keep doing what we’re doing,” even though sometimes staying the course is the best plan. Just because an idea is new doesn’t mean it’s better, and just because an idea is […]

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Dirty, Dirty Dirt

 

“Dirt is dirtier than clean is clean,” observes one of John O’Hara’s characters — a history prof, I think — remarking on the observed partiality of the human race for darkness and grime in their news diet, over sweetness and light. Note the uproar over Brett Kavanaugh’s behavior — nice or nasty — at a […]

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On Spartacus and Crucifixion, Democrats and Kavanaugh, and Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

 

I rarely publish political or social commentary during the Jewish Holy Season. I just do not have the time. Not only do I have a law practice of twenty-plus years, a second simultaneous career of fifteen years as an adjunct professor of law, a family and friends, and a Yankees team to sweat over while […]

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Sabotaging Trump on Iran’s Behalf

 

Just two weeks shy of 77 years after Neville Chamberlain returned from his Munich meeting with Adolf Hitler, waving an agreement he said guaranteed “peace for our time,” then-president Barack Obama proclaimed that his new deal with Iran would block “every pathway” Iran had to obtain nuclear weapons. Called the “Joint Cooperative Plan of Action” […]

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Oslo Turns 25: Is Jordan the Palestinian Future?

 

Pseudo-Peace. On September 13, 1993, a bright, sunny day in Washington, D.C., the Oslo Accords were signed at the White House. After the indoor signing came the famous White House Lawn triple handshake linking President Clinton, Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin, and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) chief Yasir Arafat. (Clinton had promised Rabin that he would […]

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Constitution Day: 2018’s Most Important Commemoration

 

Constitution Day, which falls on September 17, is the national observance holiday that most Americans have never heard of. Yet this year, 2018, it may well be our most important holiday. For the Constitution is threatened more now than at any time since seven southern states seceded from the Union and Civil War broke out […]

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You Don’t Have To Be a Bigot To Be a Racist Anymore

 

Washington What is a racist? There was a time when the answer to that question was pretty clear-cut. A racist was someone who joined a group like the Ku Klux Klan, spewed racial slurs, or supported segregation. A racist was someone who thought that people of other races were inherently inferior. In the last decade […]

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Letters From Catholic Mothers

 

Pope Francis’s ongoing refusal to respond to the allegations of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò continues to cause great harm to the church and the laity. The Catholic News Agency reports on the evidence received by the Vatican as far back as 2000. The Catholic Church has existed for two thousand years because its teachings are directly […]

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Hurricane Hot Air

 

“What is your death count?” Donald Trump asked Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló last October. “Sixteen, certified,” the governor answered. By December, that figure quadrupled to 64. Last month, 64 became more than 1,400. Earlier this month, almost a year after Maria hit, the count rose to 2,975, according to George Washington University researchers commissioned […]

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