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.

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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Coming to Terms With Two Terms

 

Darn it, I wish I could remember the name of this short story by the late Noble Prize winner, Shmuel Yosef Agnon. It goes like this. The Jews in a small Eastern European village (shtetl), circa 1900, have never seen a convert to Judaism. In those days of hardship for Jews, they were not attracting many new […]

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Miller Time

 

President Trump had himself a great press conference, which included business advice to the Cable News Network (CNN): Tell the truth and see what happens! That is akin to asking Planned Parenthood to tell expectant mothers to plan to be parents. Or to tell Politifact to be factual instead of political. This was the climax […]

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Obama’s Shake-and-Break Chicken

 

It did not take a hack by the Russians or a leak by the Wikis to unearth what President Obama thinks of Benjamin Netanyahu. A helpful staffer of his shared with an Atlantic feature writer some years back that O. thinks N. is chicken**** because he does not take bold strides for peace. My own […]

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Where the Hell Is Fidel?

 

Somehow, ingeniously, Fidel Castro went from first to second fiddle without a jarring chord, so brother Raul was in charge long enough during Fidel’s lifetime, enabling Fidel to achieve interment without event. Now the nine-day period of official mourning is at an end, and the Bay of Pigs flows uninterrupted. For a loudmouth Fidel went […]

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Scholar Shipwrecked: An Unexpected Clinton Sycophant

 

As a teenager, more than four decades ago, I finally scraped a few dollars together to buy my first volume of contemporary commentary on Talmud. The tome I proudly purchased was authored by a student at Yeshiva University, Menachem Genack, only five or six years my senior. In the introduction, he described his mentor, Rabbi […]

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Yankee Hillary and the Cubs

 

One of Hillary’s Greatest Hits was her sudden announcement when running for Senate in New York in 1992 that she was a lifelong Yankees fan. This contradicted mountains of testimony from friends that she was a long-suffering Cubs fan, like her loyal supporter George Will. In later years she tried to square the circle by […]

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Oedipus Wrecks

 

Well, we have been waiting for the other “Shoo!” to drop and now we are hearing it all around us from high-minded Republicans of all stripes… well, of pinstripes in any case. Suddenly they are dismayed and disappointed and discouraged and dismissive and disparaging and disapproving and disrespecting and disdaining and disgusted and, most importantly, […]

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WHO By Smoking?

 

Yes, my friends, WHO is on first. Which might not be so bad if WHO was not trying to steal second, third and home, and disqualify all the other teams in the process. In pursuing this story, I tried to keep to the journalistic credo of “Who, what, when, how and why?” but I kept […]

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