by | Aug 20, 2019

The silence is telling. In the recent dust-up over the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu barring Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and her colleague Rep. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) from Israel, House Democrats have been silent as church mice…

by | Aug 15, 2019

Democrats’ rhetoric on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has come under increasing scrutiny following attacks across the United States against facilities associated with the agency. The latest attack came early Tuesday morning, when armed perpetrators shot at ICE offices in…

by | Jul 24, 2019

Gimme a Break: It is Not Racist to Tag a Person as an Italian, a Jew, a Puerto Rican Supporters of President Trump do not take his words literally. Rather, we understand his words idiomatically. He is a New Yorker —…

by | Jul 22, 2019

When I first heard that Donald Trump went after Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (I had not heard of Ayanna Pressley), I immediately expressed gratitude that someone had the guts to push back. These three congresswomen are unhinged,…

by | Jul 20, 2019

A Reminiscence Three provocations in my life have impelled me to to use my hands and related limbs to resolve a disagreement. Back in my college years, I rode two New York subway trains and a bus for the 90-minute…

by | Jul 18, 2019

Wow. Appalling. Absolutely appalling. In the middle of a series of flat-out racist statements by “The Squad” — four freshman progressives who spew racist and anti-Semitic sentiments faster than Speaker Nancy Pelosi can keep up — CNN, MSNBC, and the Washington…

by | Jul 17, 2019

Washington I preside from time to time over a supper club called the Saturday Evening Club. It meets in Washington and occasionally in New York. We try to invite a special guest from either of the major political parties to discuss important issues…

by | Jul 17, 2019

We have a president who dons fatigues and steel-toed boots whenever he enters a room full of politicians and media types, promptly takes an axe to the refreshment table, and then invites all in the assemblage to put up their…

by | Jul 15, 2019

Nancy Pelosi is obviously having difficulty controlling the increasingly acrimonious infighting between factions of the House Democratic caucus. Most observers assume that the primary cause of this discord is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the cadre of far-left first-termers collectively known as…

by | Jul 12, 2019

SunTrust, a bank holding company centered in the southeastern U.S., announced on Monday that it will terminate its business relationship with CoreCivic, a leading American private prison and detention center company. The announcement was accompanied by a statement claiming that…

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