There is a passage in the Talmud about a grubby fellow who had a propensity to insult people he did not like by calling them “slave.” It was two thousand years ago, but still a weird kind of insult in that time, place, and community. When one of the leading rabbis of the region was […]
Rabbi Dov Fischer, an attorney, adjunct professor of law, and contributing editor of The American Spectator, is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, congregational rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California, and holds prominent leadership roles in several national rabbinic and other Jewish organizations. He has been Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerked for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and served for most of the past decade on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America. His writings have appeared in the Weekly Standard, National Review, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Jerusalem Post, American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, and Israel National News. Other of his writings are collected at www.rabbidov.com .
The election was Tuesday. President Trump helped secure a stronger Republican Senate, with definite pick-ups in Indiana, Missouri, and North Dakota; and an almost-certain fourth gain in Florida (unless the cheaters steal it, as they stole Norm Coleman’s Minnesota seat, Ted Stevens’s Alaska seat, Richard Nixon’s 1960 election, and others). Nevada was lost to immigration. […]
I think Ronna McDaniel of the Republican National Committee is right: CNN’s Jim Acosta wants his own TV show. And why not? A ranter like Van Jones has one. A racist like Don Lemon has one. Anthony Bourdain used to have one. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had one. At the President’s morning-after press conference, Mr. […]
Republicans knew the House was going to flip. It is common to argue over polling predictions days or weeks in advance, when survey numbers are within a reasonable margin, especially when only one race is in question. But with 435 House races, and so many lining up for Democrat flips, the settled question had become […]
This one is different. No embedded hyperlinks, and I am preaching only to the choir this morning: Get out and vote. I write for a university-educated conservative readership — the kinds of people that the pollsters say are too educated to vote Republican or like Trump. Although my first choice in 2016 had been Mike Huckabee […]
The polls going into Tuesday are all over the place. Some are obvious and clear: Pocahontas will win in the tribal lands of Massachusetts, Gillibrand will win in New York, Hutchinson in Arkansas, Bernie in Vermont, McMaster in South Carolina. But lots of key races really are hard to gauge. The pro-Trump personalities whom I like, like […]
went to the post office two years ago to mail some packages. It was around 4:15 p.m. The post office was closed. Weeks earlier, that post office always had been open until 5:00 or 5:30 p.m. Now they suddenly were closing at 4:00 p.m. It was not a holiday, Christmas Eve or Thanksgiving Eve. Just a regular weekday. I soon would learn that the post office’s hours had been reduced to save the Government money because the post office runs at such a large deficit that it essentially is bankrupt but gets propped up artificially because a country has to have a postal service, even if it does not have borders.
Jim Acosta of CNN and other media personalities get exercised when the President calls Fake News the “enemy of the people.” President Trump does not call all news outlets or personalities by that term — only the Fake News. Certainly, that term is quite an incendiary sobriquet. The President reciprocates with it because he gets attacked with […]
There seems no way that the caravan of 4,000–14,000 migrants approaching our southern border is going to end without blood being shed. There probably will be blood. And, while the debate over “man-made climate change” is far from over, the debate over The Wall is finally over: The Wall finally must be built. Just as a dam serves […]
Here we go again: “It’s all Trump’s fault.” Do you remember the Democrats and the CNN crowd rushing to blame Saudi Arabia for the 9-11 attack on the Twin Towers? Or to blame Islam? I don’t. There were 19 murderers on 9-11, and 15 of them came from Saudi Arabia. The others also were Muslims. And all we […]