Esther Goldberg

Esther Goldberg is a lawyer in Alexandria, Virginia.

Judge Roy Moore: The Bannonites Versus the Swamp

 

In its lead editorial yesterday morning the Wall Street Journal laid out what’s really at stake in the establishment’s jihad against the people of Alabama who elected Judge Roy Moore to represent them as the Republican nominee in the upcoming Senate race, and it has nothing to do with decency or standards of behavior. In […]

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The All-Electric Car Fairy Tale

 

Should the American taxpayer be required to subsidize an industry that could not survive on its own? Following news that President Trump’s draft budget repeals the $7,500-per-vehicle federal tax credit for electric cars, Tesla’s share price took more than a 7% dip. Electric vehicles are the only kind Tesla makes, and it receives other subsidies […]

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The Grinch Who Stole Halloween

 

John and Jane Doe (not their real names) obviously loved Halloween. For 20 years they’d been putting up an elaborate display on their front lawn, for the amusement of their children and the neighborhood. Not just the usual witches, goblins, ghosts and ghouls, either. For the Does have an off-beat sense of humor when it […]

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More Fake News From the New York Times (UPDATED)

 

(Updated below*, Sat., Oct. 28, 11:19 p.m.) The New York Times had two veteran reporters working overtime on Friday night after the representative of a respected conservative publication testified before the House Intelligence Committee. Literally. The piece by Kenneth P. Vogel and Maggie Haberman was posted at 7:32 pm on Friday night. It’s brief and […]

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Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

 

Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman But she was another man All the girls around her say she’s got it coming But she gets it while she can —The Beatles News of Hugh Hefner’s death last week struck me even harder than the 1975 breakup of Sonny and Cher. One falls into thinking […]

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American Business Sides With the Fascists

 

When U.S. Steel ignored President Kennedy’s plea to keep prices down, he said, “My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it till now.” That’s how I feel about the CEOs who made a noisy show of quitting President Trump’s business council a few weeks ago. As […]

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Reflections Upon a Rising Star

 

A flawed “pointillist picture” is how Michiko Kakutani described Rising Star, David J. Garrow’s massive (1,460 pages) new biography of Barack Obama, and she’s right. A barrage of minute details greets the reader, only the distinct dots aren’t permitted to arrange themselves into a picture. No sooner does an adumbration materialize than the author leaves […]

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The Megalomania of James Comey

 

They used to be called “megalomaniacs”, people who had outsized, larger than life images of themselves. Today they’re described as having narcissistic personality disorder, characterized by a sense of their own grandiose uniqueness. Not having a true sense of their own self, narcissists create themselves in the roles they play. They are the heroes of […]

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The Dark Side of Globalization

 

President Trump dares to question whether globalization is an unmitigated good, and for this he is roundly criticized by the Left. But we should question it. For people like Tom Friedman it is an article of faith that globalization is going to lead to a utopia in which people of different countries, religions, ethnicities and […]

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A Compact With the Devil

 

The more you learn about the new safe zone proposals for Syria, the smellier they seem. Russia, Turkey, and Iran have struck a deal to “de-escalate” hostilities between pro and anti-Assad forces in four vaguely defined zones. The pro-Assad forces are mostly Iranian-backed Shia militias. The “rebels” are an assortment of Sunni militias too numerous […]

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