Jay D. Homnick

Jay D. Homnick is a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research and a long-time contributor to The American Spectator. His new book, Bullet in From Sinai: The Moral Case for Gun Rights, is endorsed by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., Grover Norquist, and NRA president David Keene.

Reclaiming King David

 

Jerusalem is being reclaimed, but the city needs its king. Meir Y. Soloveichik’s article, “King David,” in the January 2017 issue of First Things, should be required reading for any serious thinker trying to rotate his religious and political worlds in synchrony. Unfortunately, after gracing us with the gift of David in First Things first, […]

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Rule the Day!

 

Unicorns often prove elusive, but unipartisanship can sometimes bring its own cornucopia. As a singular initiative of Republicans, presided over by Vice President Mike Pence, the United States Senate has passed the long-awaited tax bill, the consequences of which to your pocketbook may be computed at taxplancalculator.com. The Democrat party was uniform in its resistance […]

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Elitists Roll Roys: Why Old-Timers Like Judge Moore Never Stand a Chance

 

Judge Roy Moore has always come across as an anachronism, a frontier character letting chips fall as they may and consequences be damned. It is hard to think of him without harking back to Judge Roy Bean, the quirky Justice of the Peace who ruled with an iron and ironic hand, dispensing a brand of […]

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Linear Equations, Exponential Miscalculations: Rex Tillerson and the Kurds

 

The name Tillerson is a comforting one to policy makers, suggesting the son of tillers who have learned the soil can only be tilled with toil. But Secretary Tillerson’s unfortunate response to the Kurdish referendum was deficient in both style and substance. You cannot sit on fences in the Middle East, because they are generally […]

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Kurdistan: A General’s Overview

 

Well, the Kurds have gone ahead and done their referendum, overruling the quibbles and frets of all the “stability” junkies in the Middle East policy community. That community, such as it is, has long followed the weird thought pattern that whatever is worst in the Middle East must be preserved, because those behaviors represent “intransigent” […]

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Hillary’s Bomb

 

Those political and cultural analysts who think the Bill and Hillary Clinton marriage is a sham are doubly wrong. First, they need to take the E from Dan Quayle’s potatoe and spell shame properly. Second, the marriage is so real they have collaborated on the most eventful step in recent governmental history (as well as […]

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Don’t Beat Up on el-Sisi

 

The Trump administration is picking a fight with Egypt, denying $95 million in aid and delaying another $195 million because Egypt is failing to make progress on respecting human rights and democracy. The Egyptian foreign ministry released a statement arguing this reflects “poor judgment of the strategic relationship” between the United States and Egypt. More […]

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Georgia On Their Minds

 

Well, the Democrats worked their Ossoff but Handel is still the Messiah. The results are in from the 6th Congressional district in the state of Georgia, and the Republicans have held the seat formerly occupied by Doctor Thomas Edmunds Price, the orthopedist and prominent Obamacare skeptic. Price is the only American to go from doctor […]

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No Omertà for Olmert

 

Diederik van Hoogstraten has done a fine job in these pages reviewing Norman  for dramatic content and performances, particularly the challenging role entrusted to Richard Gere. It has not been a financially successful run to date, bringing in less than a million dollars since its April 14 open. But as a political and personal statement by […]

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Opening Day: On The Map, Off The Charts!

 

Why is this Day different from all other Days? Yes, this Opening Day in baseball is different from the previous 108 openers. Major League Baseball begins play this year with the Chicago Cubs as defending champions. The perennial underdogs, the happy hapless, the ultimate outsiders, are now in charge… but let us avoid politics and […]

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