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Welcome Aboard, Jay Homnick!

Welcome aboard, Jay Homnick! Jay has become our latest senior editor.

Perhaps you read his recent piece on how President Barack Obama, working with the Ford Foundation—yes, the Ford Foundation!—and the non-political State Department, attempted a second-story job on the recent Israeli election and failed ignominiously (“Heavy Meddle: Obama in Jerusalem”). Possibly just today you read of how the nascent Israel Air Force was founded by expat Yankee Jews whose exploits in World War II on behalf of the Allies whetted their appetite to go off to Israel and fight in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence. Many of the nonagenarians were still alive and kicking when Nancy Spielberg began her documentary on them in 2011. Jay has a prevenient sense for a dramatic story and he will be bringing it to AmSpec.

He has been a subscriber for 27 years, ten of which were lived in Israel. So he has the AmSpec sensibility down pat. Since 2004 he has been a regular contributor here. Now he will expand his influence. An English graduate from Al Sharpton’s Brooklyn College he has also studied the Bible and Talmud for many years at the leading Yeshivas in the United States and Israel. Over the years, Jay has written many poignant and evocative columns for us on the eve of Jewish holidays, highlighting the inspirational themes of these days. Combining a scholarly background with a journalist’s eye for detail and timeliness he brings a broad and learned touch to this page.

So welcome aboard, Jay. Your pieces on culture, politics, and religion are so welcome here. Moreover, your sense of humor never fails to enliven the drear of early twenty-first century phenomena.

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
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R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. is the founder and editor in chief ofThe American Spectator. He is the author of The Death of Liberalism, published by Thomas Nelson Inc. His previous books include the New York Times bestseller Boy Clinton: The Political Biography; The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton; The Liberal Crack-Up; The Conservative Crack-Up; Public Nuisances; The Future that Doesn’t Work: Social Democracy’s Failure in Britain; Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House; The Clinton Crack-Up; and After the Hangover: The Conservatives’ Road to Recovery. He makes frequent appearances on national television and is a nationally syndicated columnist, whose articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Washington Times, National Review, Harper’s, Commentary, The (London) Spectator, Le Figaro (Paris), and elsewhere. He is also a contributing editor to the New York Sun.
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