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The Edge of Choice

What Does Pro-Life Mean?

May 22nd 2019

Star Parker right crop

When we talk about "pro-life" in our national discussion about abortion, "life" is understood to be about the unborn child in the mother's womb.

But it would serve us well to expand our understanding about what "pro-life" means.

We should understand that respecting the sanctity of life is key to the values and behaviors in general that sustain and nourish all our lives today and create the necessary conditions for our future.

A just-released report from the National Center for Health Statistics, a unit of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reports that the total number of births in the United States in 2018 was down 2 percent from 2017 and is the lowest number of births in the country in 32 years.

It also reports that the general fertility rate — the number of births per 1,000 women aged 15-44 — was also down 2 percent and is at a record low. Read more ..


Media on Edge

What if the New York Times Cartoon had depicted a Muslim, a Lesbian, an African American or a Mexican as a Dog?

May 2nd 2019

New York Times Bldg

Imagine if the New York Times cartoon that depicted Israel's Prime Minister as a dog had, instead, depicted the leader of another ethnic or gender group in a similar manner? If you think that is hard to imagine, you are absolutely right. It would be inconceivable for a Times editor to have allowed the portrayal of a Muslim leader as a dog; or the leader of any other ethnic or gender group in so dehumanizing a manner.

What is it, then, about Jews that allowed such a degrading cartoon about one of their leaders? One would think that in light of the history of the Holocaust, which is being commemorated this week, the last group that a mainstream newspaper would demonize by employing a caricature right out of the Nazi playbook, would be the Jews. But no. Only three-quarters of a century after Der Stürmer incentivized the mass murder of Jews by dehumanizing them, we see a revival of such bigoted caricatures. Read more ..


Vote 2020

Can Republicans get Elected in Nonwhite America?

March 13th 2019

Star Parker right crop

The Pew Research Center has produced a projected profile of what the American electorate will look like ethnically in the 2020 elections.

The portrait shows a continued trend of America becoming an increasingly nonwhite nation and electorate.

Pew projects that 66.7 percent of eligible voters in 2020 will be white. In the presidential election in 2016, 71 percent of voters were white. In 2000, 76.4 percent of eligible voters were white, 10 points more than Pew projects for 2020. When President Reagan was elected in 1980, 88 percent of the electorate was white.
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The Edge of Terrorism

'ISIS Bride' Hoda Muthana Was an ISIS Propagandist, Not Some Brainwashed Child

February 28th 2019

ISIS Army

Lawyers and supporters of the woman dubbed the American "ISIS bride" portray her as a misguided, "brainwashed" girl who simply made a mistake. In fact, she was an ISIS propagandist and strategist whose innovative ideas proved to be operationally effective.

Much of Hoda Muthana's online activity disappeared when her accounts were suspended, along with some 125,000 others shut down between mid-2015 and February 2016. But the tweets that have survived reveal far more than just some harmless cheerleading for the Islamic State.

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Venezuela on Edge

Venezuelans Warn Americans: 'Don't Fall for It--People are Eating from Trash Bags'

February 11th 2019

Nicolas Maduro

Victims of Venezuelan socialism who have come to America recently attended a Venezuela Freedom Rally in Washington, D.C., where Campus Reform asked them for their message to Americans who support socialism.

“Bernie Sanders is your enemy. Do not ever, ever get involved with this individual or any of the other socialists,” one man who escaped Venezuelan socialism warned. “People are eating from trash bags in the streets,” one woman said. “In Venezuela, there is no food, no medicine, education. No, nothing, nothing,” another woman added.

Others warned Americans not to fall for socialism’s false promises, and to beware its gradual usurpation of citizens’ freedoms: Read more ..


American Jewry on Edge

American Jewish leaders--Where are you?

February 2nd 2019

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Israel is once again facing major new international military and political challenges. Yet despite our dysfunctional political system and the chaos associated with the impending elections, we have never been as militarily secure as we are today. We share a broad consensus across the nation and, allowing for minor nuances, any government elected will almost certainly maintain the broad outlines of the current security policy. These can be summed up as a desire to separate from our neighbors but an inability to do so until we have a partner for peace and can ensure our security. Alas, as of now that is not even on the horizon.

However, we need to brace ourselves because our international position is becoming increasingly fragile. The Europeans are intensifying their biased policies against us and Britain may soon elect an outright anti-Semitic leader.

The continued support of the U.S. government at this time is thus immensely important. But there are perturbing developments.

President Donald Trump has thus far been a very good friend to Israel but displays erratic tendencies and at times ignores his own advisers as exemplified recently when he announced the withdrawal of American forces from Syria. There are also unsubstantiated but disturbing hints that the American peace plan may have some unpleasant surprises that Israel may find unacceptable. At the same time, the Democratic Party’s radical and anti-Israel wing is growing and is already threatening the favorable congressional bipartisan consensus toward Israel which has prevailed for many years. Read more ..


Media On Edge

Soros, the NYT, and anti-Israel Propaganda

January 25th 2019

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Using the pretext of commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the New York Times Sunday Review published what Alan Dershowitz fittingly describedas, "one of the most biased, one-sided, historically inaccurate, ignorant and bigoted articles ever published by that venerable newspaper." The article, "Time to Break the Silence on Palestine", is an unhinged anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, pro-Palestinian rant.

The newspaper and the article were aptly criticized by Ruth King in the American Thinker, and by Ira Stoll in the Algemeiner. However, vitriolic smears against Israel are nothing new to the NYT. What is new about this slanted article is that it shows how George Soros's propaganda machine works. Read more ..


Broken Borders

UN Tries To Grab Control Of Worldwide Immigration Policies

January 19th 2019

Immigration Protest

While President Donald Trump seeks funding for a bordering! wall, the United Nations is seeking control of migration policies worldwide, with a campaign configured to undermine America's sovereignty and control over its own borders. And, yes, if the U.N. has its way, America will help pay for it.

As with many of the U.N.'s turf grabs, this campaign to co-opt national migration policy has been years in the making. Incremental in its origins, and swaddled in U.N. jargon and procedure, it has largely escaped the U.S. headlines. But it's now reached the stage of becoming dangerous. The spearhead of this U.N. campaign is an international agreement with the high-minded name of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. That's not remotely what this document boils down to. While proclaiming a utopian "unity of purpose" among the 193 highly diverse member states, this Global Compact would have the U.N.'s largely unaccountable, self-aggrandizing and often opaque bureaucracy, operating in service of its despot-infested collective of governments, set the terms for all.
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Palestinians on Edge

Palestinians: While Abbas and Hamas were Hurling Insults at Each Other

January 13th 2019

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It has been another tragic year for Palestinians living in Syria, but the international community, including pro-Palestinian advocacy groups and mainstream media in the West, seem to have missed the misery.

The latest reports from Syria reveal that 82 Palestinians have died as a result of brutal torture in prisons run by the Syrian government in 2018. The report states that a total of 556 Palestinians have been tortured to death while being held in various Syrian prisons the past few years.

According to the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS), a human rights watchdog organization that was established to monitor the situation of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria, the real number of the Palestinians tortured to death could be higher: those are just the ones they know about; the Syrian authorities do not provide any details about detainees. In addition, AGPS pointed out, the families of the victims are afraid to announce the deaths of their sons and daughters for fear of being targeted by the Syrian authorities.

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Canada on Edge

Islamic Party of Ontario Organizes in Canada

January 9th 2019

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As people around the globe celebrate the New Year, for me 2019 is beginning just the way 2018 did — with a threat against me.

Leading up to 2018, the threats against me were quite blatant, leading last year to the arrest of two would-be assassins in India.

Even in Toronto, a Muslim cab driver pointed his fist at me in pistol fashion saying, "I have a special gun for you," as he sped away.

Yet towards the end of 2018, a much more subtler death threat was addressed to me, this time by the head of Canada's newest aspiring political party, the Islamic Party of Ontario. Read more ..


American Jewry on Edge

Why the Majority of American Jews Feel Alienated From Israel

December 18th 2018

Western/Wailing Wall

The very sad truth is that a large part of American Jewry has decided not to educate their children and grandchildren to be Jewish in any shape or form. This reality sits at the heart of the present divide between these American Jews and the State of Israel.

As someone who has been involved in centrist, Orthodox Zionist education for close to four decades, I have seen the results when Jewish children receive this education; they almost always maintain their religious identities. They overwhelmingly affiliate with Judaism, mitzvot, torah, Jewish holidays, values, etc. This also includes being connected to Israel on multiple levels. But if a population has almost no knowledge of Judaism, its history, or its values — is it any surprise that they feel “alienated” from the Jewish state? These non-affiliated Jews have been brought up to be citizens of the world, and many are liberal and progressive. In my view, those political ideologies clash with Judaism’s ideas and values, and especially its idea of nationhood and nationalism. Their alienation is not a function of a certain government in Israel or a certain politician.

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Campus Anti-semitism

Supporting Faculty on Israel: Now More than Ever

December 17th 2018

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With the normalizing of anti-Semitism comes the normalizing of BDS. Professors and academics who support and advocate for BDS feel empowered and emboldened by the belief that their actions respond to the policies of current White House. Moreover, Israel is seen today as a right-wing issue, especially on campuses dominated completely by the political and cultural left. This allows every anti-Israel voice to be treated as normal and moral.

Faculty opposed to Israel are at the forefront of BDS, hiding behind the increasingly thin façade of academic freedom to launch systemic attacks on Israel, its supporters, and on the structure of the university itself. Read more ..


The Digital Age

OMG! California wants to Tax Text messaging?

December 12th 2018

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Texting your sweetheart that you’re on your way home? California may soon charge you for that.

This is no LOL matter, critics say.

State regulators have been ginning up a scheme to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor. The wireless industry and business groups have been working to defeat the proposal, now scheduled for a vote next month by the California Public Utilities Commission.

“It’s a dumb idea,” said Jim Wunderman, president of the Bay Area Council business-sponsored advocacy group. “This is how conversations take place in this day and age, and it’s almost like saying there should be a tax on the conversations we have.”

It’s unclear how much individual consumers would be asked to pay their wireless carrier for texting services under the proposal. But it likely would be billed as a flat surcharge per customer — one of those irksome fees at the bottom of your wireless bill — not a fee per text.

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Oil Addiction

Our Oil Addiction Hampers our Response to Saudi Atrocities

November 13th 2018

Saudi Oil

Pressure is mounting on the U.S. government to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the death of American-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Our complicated relationship with the kingdom, held together for decades by oil and arms, narrows our palette of options.

Saudi officials have acknowledged that Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who had been critical of the Saudi government, was killed with “premeditated intention” inside the Saudi consulate in Islamabad, Turkey, on Oct. 2.

Will it matter? The United States is so dependent on Saudi oil and investments that it’s hampered in reining in its strategic ally for any transgression, past or present. Read more ..


The Race for Ethanol

The Problem for Colin A. Carter: Facts and the Real World Keep Getting in the Way

October 21st 2018

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Colin A. Carter is a professor of agricultural and resource economics at University of California, Davis. In October 2007, Mr. Carter delivered a Power Point presentation titled, "The Ethanol Boom." The presentation kicks off with three quotes about the ethanol business in America - one was favorable to ethanol, two were critical of ethanol.

One of the negative quotes (from Cato Institute) said, "If ethanol were an economically intelligent investment, you would not need to subsidize it from stem to stern."

The second negative quote (this from the Wall Street Journal) said, “Ethanol Industry is Losing Clout.” Read more ..


The Race for Ethanol

Time To Shut Down The Anti-Ethanol Propaganda Machines

September 30th 2018

Oil Barrels

Early Friday afternoon, I received an email from my business partner, Bob Gordon, concerning two laughably wrong stories about ethanol published under one common heading: “Is it time to end the ethanol mandate for automotive fuel?

This double-header appeared on the Tri-City Herald newspaper website. The newspaper is based in Kennewick, Washington; and is one of the McClatchy newspapers.

The first part of the dud-namic duo of stories is "Yes: Ethanol in gasoline is a boon for farmers, but rips-off American consumers." The second part is " No: Ending ethanol in fuel mandate will create economic and environmental disaster." It looks like this is a point/counter-point set-up in which the newspaper poses the original question and then leaves it to two writers to duke it out - one arguing against ethanol, and then one arguing for ethanol. Read more ..


Personal Story

Warsaw and Auschwitz: Words are Only the Beginning

September 24th 2018

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Politics is about power. Political rhetoric is about control over people’s thinking, decisions and behavior. Sometimes power comes from votes, sometimes from violence. No matter how power and control are won, the struggle begins with words and images.

Politicians use words to create images to persuade and cajole voters, to rouse and unify people, to uplift and praise or to condemn and vilify, to propose a vision or to besmirch. But the struggle for power and control always starts with words and images.

The  Power  Of  Negative  Speech

Representative Maxine Waters, an award-winning icon of Leftist political and emotional rhetoric, speaks openly of “knocking off” President Trump, words that have several meanings. Mrs. Waters says she does not encourage violence. Instead, she opts repeatedly for impeachment.

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Media on Edge

Character Assassinations by New Jersey’s Star-Ledger

September 22nd 2018

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The Star-Ledger’s smear of terrorism expert Steve Emerson and Arab-American Emilio Karim Dabul is a textbook case of journalistic malpractice, providing the quintessential example of what honest journalism should avoid.

On August 5, the Star-Ledger called for the removal of Dabul, a New Jersey US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office spokesperson, in part by attacking Emerson with a variety of false or misleading claims. At least three other NJ papers then published similar stories about Emerson and Dabul: WNYC (which incredibly sought comment from the Council on American-Islamic Relations — CAIR — but neither Emerson nor Dabul), NorthJersey.com, and MSN.com. Adding to the damage, La Opinion ran a similar piece in Spanish. The Hill also ran an article inspired by Star-Ledger’s August 5 article, but promptly removed it after hearing Emerson’s objections. Read more ..


Redefining Palestinian Refugees

Palestinians, You Don't Have to Live Like a Refugee

September 12th 2018

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Dramatic shifts are rare in American foreign policy. One undeniable example is the Trump administration's decision last week to cease funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, the main U.N. agency giving aid to Palestinians. At once a nearly 70-year-old Gordian knot has been cut, but what comes next?

From Unrwa's 1949 founding on, each U.S. administration had ignored the agency's central role in prolonging the Arab-Israeli conflict. As we pointed out in our 2013 book, "Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief," the U.S. has aimed since the early 1950s to stabilize Palestinian society through the delivery of aid, providing more than a quarter of Unrwa's funding. But the effect has been to foster Palestinian dependence on foreign support. As the current administration recognizes, Palestinian elites continue to demand aid even as they fulminate against the U.S. in every way. Read more ..


Significant Lives

The Flawed Retrospectives on John McCain

September 5th 2018

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The passing of Senator John McCain was marked by a sea of eulogies mourning the end of an era of civility and compromise.

What has happened, they ask, to those noble, bipartisan days of yesteryear, and how have we descended into today's crude and primitive tribalism?

I read this stuff and wonder where I was during those wonderfully tranquil, civil days gone by.

Maybe because I am black, I see American history through a different lens. The truth as I read it in our history, and as I have experienced it in my life, is that America has always been a battlefield of ideas and interests.

What is unique about our great country is not the absence of conflict but rather that it occurs openly and honestly — and that we survive it, time and again, with our national institutions intact. Read more ..


Financing the Flames

Defund UNRWA – Now, More Than Ever

August 29th 2018

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(This article was originally published in 2014)

The UNRWA is on the front lines of the Hamas War in Gaza. In the headlines, its schools are forever being fired on or found to be stockpiling rockets. If individual Gazans are being used as human shields, the UNRWA often seems as if it is one big organizational human shield.

But the UNRWA isn’t Hamas’ human shield. The UNRWA is Hamas.

The “UN” part of the UNRWA, the blue logos and symbols, fool us into thinking of it as an international humanitarian organization. But the UNRWA in Gaza functions as a large Palestinian Arab organization with a smattering of foreign supervisory staff. Read more ..


America on Edge

Lawsuit Filed Against the Newton School Board

August 18th 2018

Supreme Court Lady Justice

On August 9, 2018, the community group Education Without Indoctrination (EWI) filed a lawsuit against the School Committee of Newton, Massachusetts in Massachusetts Superior Court on behalf of three Newton taxpayers. The lawsuit claims multiple violations of the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law stemming from the school committee’s handling of a burgeoning scandal over anti-Semitic lessons and the
promotion of Islamic religious beliefs as objective facts in the public school district’s history classes.

In teaching world history, Newton Public Schools (NPS) use hateful educational materials funded by the Saudi oil company ARAMCO and the government of Qatar. As a result, Newton public school students are propagandized with materials that slander Israel and the Jewish people, and that falsify history to promote the Islamic religion in public schools.
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NATO on Edge

Wrecking NATO

July 12th 2018

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The Washington Post headline blared, "Trump is bent on wrecking NATO. Prepare for catastrophe." The Post fears that President Trump's diplomacy will benefit Vladimir Putin to the detriment of American and European interests.  European Council president Donald Tusk sniped, "Dear America, appreciate your allies.  After all, you don't have that many."

The NATO countries are, indeed, among America's closest allies, but some of them appear more interested in oil, natural gas, and trade with Iran than in the Fulda Gap.  Some of our "closest allies" have been working overtime to undermine America.  If Mr. Trump is irritated with them, there is a reason.

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The Edge of Terrorism

The Connections Between Oil and Terrorism

July 8th 2018

Saudi Oil

 

Our over-reliance on oil has dangerous consequences. When you pay at the pump, your hard-earned cash isn’t just going to oil companies — it also fills the pockets of terrorists and hostile regimes that harbor dangerous ideologies.

We’ve gathered a few prominent examples of oil revenues funding some of the most dangerous and violent groups in the world (there are more links between oil and terrorism, but consider this list a good place to start):

1. ISIS

Arguably one of the greatest terrorism threats in the modern world, ISIS is a jihadist group whose crimes range from genocide, to sexual slavery, to carrying out terrorist attacks around the globe. And like many terrorist groups, ISIS funds a good portion of their activities with oil money. However, what makes ISIS unique is that they receive their oil money in multiple ways.

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After the Holocaust

Hitler Vanishes from Mufti Photo at Yad Vashem

June 11th 2018

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Is Yad Vashem rewriting history? Changes at the world's premier Holocaust museum in Jerusalem seem to be suggesting that it is seeking to downplay the links between Adolf Hitler and the Palestinian leadership during World War II. As a result, fewer visitors to Yad Vashem will learn of the Arab role in the Holocaust.

A veteran Israeli tour guide, Shalom Pollack, has noticed that a floor-to-ceiling photo of the infamous meeting between Hitler and the Mufti of Jerusalem has been replaced by a tiny photo of the Mufti with Himmler. "Many structural and technical innovations have upgraded the visiting experience," he says. "However, one very glaring content change has caught my eye now for a while and it leaves me no rest." Read more ..


The Edge of Hate

Bigoted Democrat in NY State Senate Deserves Censure

May 15th 2018

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew

Brad Hoylman (D), a New York State Senator, has posted an anti-Catholic tweet that cannot go unchallenged. His colleagues should condemn his bigotry without delay. In addition, he should recuse himself from voting on any measure dealing with the sexual abuse of minors. The subject of Hoylman's tweet is a new bill that was introduced in Albany that would provide restitution to minors who were sexually abused, regardless of where the offense took place. The funds to be distributed, $300 million, would come from state assets controlled by the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

Hoylman is a sponsor of the Child Victims Act, a bill that addresses the same issue, though it would not draw on public funds. He does not support the new bill, introduced by Sen. Catherine M. Young. That is his prerogative. But he has no right to make anti-Catholic remarks. Here is his tweet:
 
"It's an outrage to suggest using public money to cover for
institutions that have harbored child sex predators. Like robbing
Peter to pay John Paul II."
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After the Holocaust

The Challenge of Legacy

April 16th 2018

Edwin Black

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a transcript of Edwin Black’s April 11, 2018 keynote address in the Michigan Capitol Rotunda for that state’s official Holocaust Commemoration.

Today, I come not just to mourn nor to scorn but rather to warn our world, that is, the world of today whose memories are still whistling and bristling with the torments and tribulations of a generation now passing before our eyes. But also, for the world of tomorrow — and the day after — pulsed by a generation whose torments and tribulations may yet be in store. The outrages are audible just over the horizon. But in many cases the horizon is speeding toward us like an unstoppable tsunami preparing to crash.

Many of us dwell in the dark past hoping to immunize our future from the maniacal and ideological fires that immolated six million Jews and so many others— and left a world’s hands and souls smoke-singed in the process. The Holocaust was unique among history’s great cruelties for it was a 12-year international persecution and murder machine perpetrated in the glare of broad daylight as well as the dim of night… emboldened by its own German Ministry of Propaganda advertising it and amid incessant media coverage that bled across the front pages of newspapers, crackled into regular radio reports, flickered in newsreels, and even saddened the whispers and diaries of children hiding in an Amsterdam attic. The world knew.

With study, revelation, and investigation, many now understand how we got here. Make no mistake. The Germans did it. Their allies and accomplices did it. Hitler did it.

But Hitler had help. Read more ..


The Digital Age

Is Facebook Intentionally Blocking Viewer Engagement on the Jewish Voice Page?

April 5th 2018

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Social media outlets are no longer just ways to meet new people with similar interests and for dating like the old “America Online Chat room “days. With over 2 billion users on Facebook, 1 billion YouTube users and close to 500 million users on Twitter, user-content created social media and video sharing is a way of life for many.

While those daily visits to your Facebook “wall” might include pictures of your co-workers dinner they cooked last night; those visits are also news sources for potentially 2 billion people. Fewer and fewer people are getting their news from the morning network news shows and morning newspaper; the information seeking crowd is simply logging on to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to see the latest, ranging from sports-scores and weather, to government policy, politics, world affairs and diverse opinions. Read more ..


The Battle for Syria

Swedish Party Leader: Turkish attack on Afrin 'Ethnic Cleansing'

March 29th 2018

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Jonas Sjöstedt, head of Sweden's Left Party and Member of Parliament, said that the Turkish military offensive in Afrin was “a massive killing of civilians, it’s an ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of people.”

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He expressed worry that war will continue and Erdogan “will attack other parts of Rojava [Syrian Kurdistan] and maybe also northern Iraq and Kurdistan” and said the only thing that can stop this “is the outside world. There has to be stronger condemnations, there has to be economic sanctions, there has to be an immediate stop of the export of arms to Turkey.”

Sjöstedt concluded by saying that “Turkey is becoming a dictatorship that is not only harmful to the Turks and Kurds Read more ..


Congress on Edge

GOP Leaders Demand Resignation of 7 Congressional Black Caucus Members

March 13th 2018

US Capital Day

We constantly hear the absurd rhetoric from the progressive socialist left that Donald Trump is a racist. Funny, there are no instances of President Trump meeting with any KKK leaders or members, yet, he is incessantly associated with white supremacists. However, the left fights doggedly for Planned Parenthood, an organization founded by a white supremacist and racist.

The Democrats were crying rivers and delivering great accolades over the death of one Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, Senator Robert Byrd. It was Robert Byrd who had voted against the civil rights legislation…Republican Senator Everett Dirksen enabled its passage. But somehow the Republicans — you know, the political party established in 1854 to end slavery – are racist. And President Donald Trump, regardless of the fact that black unemployment is now at a record low, is a racist. Read more ..


Hollywood on Edge

Jimmy Kimmel Targets Pence's Faith, Hollywood's Laughter Show Anti-Christian Bias

March 6th 2018

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Vice President Mike Pence has come under attack once again by media leftists for his conservative Christian beliefs – this time it happened at the Oscars in front of millions.  

Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel made a joke about a film that features a homosexual romance between a teen boy and a man – a story that some might consider pedophilia.

And Hollywood loved it, laughing at his joke and giving the controversial film, "Call Me By Your Name," an Oscar for best adapted screenplay.

During a politically correct evening that was laced with anti-Trump political statements and marred by low ratings, apparently, the one group Hollywood still finds it acceptable to offend is Christians.

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India on Edge

The Forgotten Murder of Millions of Hindus

March 4th 2018

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Genocide is the intentional attempt to destroy an ethnic community, or by extension any community constituted by bonds of kinship, of common religion or ideology, of common socio-economic position or of common race. The pure form is the complete extermination of every man, woman and child of the group. Examples include the native Tasmanians and many Amerindian nations, from Patagonia to Canada, by European settlers in the 16th-19th century. The most notorious attempt was the Nazi "final solution of the Jewish question" in 1941 to 45. In April 1994, Hutu militias in Rwanda went about slaughtering the Tutsi minority, killing ca 800,000, in anticipation of the conquest of their country by an Uganda-based Tutsi army.

Hindus suffered such attempted extermination in East Bengal in 1971, when the Pakistani Army killed one to three million people, with Hindus as their most common target. It is significant that no serious count or religion-wise breakdown of the death toll has been attempted. Read more ..


Financing the Flames

The Racism Associated with ‘Human Rights’ Organizations

February 28th 2018

Pro-Palestine Gaza protesters

The numerous foreign-funded “human rights” organizations who operate in Israel do not actually care about human rights. In fact, recent events have shown that they do not seem to care about human beings as such, either. Instead, they are what most Israelis have always suspected them of being—namely, political actors who have organized themselves cleverly in benign-sounding “rights” organizations in order to better pursue their nefarious agendas of destroying the state of Israel through “Lawfare.”

The Jerusalem District Court determined in the summer of 2017 that the Palestinian Authority was responsible for the kidnapping, torture and murder of dozens of suspected Arab “collaborators” within Israel, several of them with Israeli citizenship, between 1995 and 2002. The court proceedings unveiled grueling testimonies of Arabs who had been subjected to the most heinous torture in the cellars of detention centers run by the Palestinian Authority. Read more ..


Book Essay

The Immorality of Arguing That There's a Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

February 21st 2018

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In 2014, a young man named Alex Epstein - who's described as a "philosopher, energy theorist, and industrial policy pundit" - wrote a book titled "The Moral Case For Fossil Fuels."

Alex used this book to springboard to a career arguing the merits of his case on a website, magazine articles, YouTube videos and live debates. His website states that Alex will "accept a debate any time, any place." (I'll get back to this challenge later on).

Also, in 2014, Kathleen Hartnett White wrote a short book titled "Fossil Fuels: The Moral Case." Kathleen has held a number of very senior positions with government agencies and industry groups as an environment and energy expert. Read more ..


UNRWA on Edge

UN Relief and Works Agency: Savior or Demon?

February 20th 2018

Palestinian Rock Attackers

The news is abuzz with the decision of the United States to withhold 65 million dollars from the United Nations Relief Agency (“UNRWA”) that was created supposedly to help Palestinian Arab refugees. Like many United Nations activities, this so-called “relief agency” was set up for the wrong reasons and has become a tool of third world terrorists.

Palestine was the name given to the region occupied by modern Jordan and Israel by the Romans when they crushed the Jewish nation. They wanted to wipe out the Jewish presence from the Holy Land forever. Fortunately for the world, this did not occur and the presence of Jews in Israel, including Judea and Samaria, continued unabated.
UNRWA has been used repeatedly as a disguise for terrorist indoctrination. UNRWA schools teach a revisionist history that claims the Holocaust against the Jews never happened and to deprecate Western values at every level. Read more ..


HillaryGate

Comey's Court Declaration May Lead to Obama

February 11th 2018

Obama-Limo

The House Intelligence Committee’s “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses (FISA)” outlines explicit prima facie criminal behavior that starts with former FBI Director James Comey, and seems to end with President Obama.  It may be the greatest subversion of the US Constitution ever, one that will expose the United States to necessary additional independent prosecution to unravel and uncover a far-reaching Obama Administration criminal enterprise.

To be specific, for starters, FBI Director and AG Loretta Lynch, and President Obama may even have engaged in a conspiracy connected to “18 U.S.C. Section 1001 Statements or entries generally,” and “18 U.S.C. Section 1623 – False declarations before grand jury or court.”  Both of these federal criminal statutes are felonies.Let’s break down the factual components we know about as of today: Read more ..


The Trump Era

A Friendship Strengthened Between America and Israel

February 10th 2018

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The White House recently released a transcript of remarks made by Vice President Mike Pence. According to the release, he spoke in “The Knesset, Jerusalem, Israel.” This may not seem groundbreaking at first glance, but the simple act of defining Jerusalem as a part of Israel is evidence of a long-awaited and much-needed shift in how America deals with this key ally. If there is one main thing to take away from Vice President Pence’s visit to Israel, it is that the U.S.-Israel relationship is finally back on firm footing where it belongs. Since the Trump administration replaced the Obama administration, dedicated supporters of the Jewish state have been put at ease. President Trump is a clear friend upon whom Israel can rely, and the strong backing of our most important ally in the Middle East extends throughout the President’s cabinet and reaches across his entire administration. 
 
This is a welcome change from the days when Obama mistreated our ally and needlessly created personal animosity between himself and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Rather than working out any policy disagreements behind closed doors in private, members of Obama’s cabinet leaked insults about the Israeli Prime Minister to the press and attempted to use pressure to force Israel to make concessions to a Palestinian Authority which refused to recognize Israel’s legitimacy and repeatedly denied the Jewish people’s undeniable connection to the land.  
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John Kerry Sabotages US Foreign Policy

January 27th 2018

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly sought to undermine the Trump administration's current policy in dealing with the nihilist Palestinian leadership. According to an article appearing in Maariv, as quoted by the Jerusalem Post, Kerry met a senior Palestinian leader, Hussein Agha, in London recently and told him to convey a clandestine message to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The message was that Abbas should “play for time” and “not yield to President [Donald] Trump’s demands.” Kerry reportedly predicted that President Trump would not be in office for long - perhaps not more than a year. Possibly for that reason, Kerry allegedly advised that the Palestinians should aim their criticisms at President Trump personally, rather than more broadly at the United States. According to the report, Kerry also offered to help the Palestinians devise an alternative peace plan and advance it with Europeans, Arab states and the international community at large. Finally, Kerry reportedly told Agha that he was seriously considering running for president in 2020, as if he had not done enough damage to U.S. national security already in negotiating, for example, the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran.

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After the Election

Former Federal Prosecutor Calls for Criminal Liabilities for Obama Officials Snooping on U.S. citizens

January 23rd 2018

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Joe diGenova, a former federal prosecutor, said that soon the truth about what he called the Obama Administration’s “brazen plot to exonerate Hillary Clinton” will trickle out. DiGenova said that the Obama administration had sought to “frame an incoming president with a false Russian conspiracy,” in reference to the ongoing investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into alleged connections between President Donald Trump’s political campaign and Russia.

DiGenova said in an interview with Ginni Thomas of The Daily Caller that senior Obama administration officials at the Department of Justice and the FBI allegedly “violated the law, perhaps committed crimes” while engaging in surveillance and politicizing law enforcement to ruin Trump as a candidate and “destroy him as a president.” This was done in conjunction with covering up possibly criminal acts by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Read more ..


Inside Washington

Education Department Nominee Ken Marcus: A Case Study of The New Anti-Semitism

January 19th 2018

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When I was a child, having been born in the 1950s under the shadow of the Holocaust, I had naively thought anti-Semitism was mostly a thing of the past that vanished in the gas chambers and ovens of Auschwitz. Yet within the past few decades, I have witnessed anti-Semitism blossom into a socially acceptable hatred that has managed to make its way into the corridors of polite society in a fashion that is as overt, obvious and unconcealed as it is alarming.

It has migrated not only into college classrooms and campuses, but actually into the most respectable chambers of the U.S. Senate, in the very committees whose mandate is to authorize and appropriate taxpayer-funded programs to eliminate racism and anti-Semitism as well as other hatreds, and to appoint professionals within those agencies.

Recently, much of this anti-Semitic invective has been directed against a colleague of mine, Ken Marcus, who has been nominated to serve as assistant secretary of education for civil rights within the Department of Education. For reasons I will explain, Marcus has been the victim of an ugly and disgusting smear campaign.

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