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.

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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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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