Category Archives: Israel’s Survival

Searching For That One Big Issue

Anyone can see how the upcoming but still far off presidential election is going to play out. Whoever the Republicans run has to deal with their plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program, where those who have chipped in … Continue reading

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On the Sabbath

Some of us are old enough to remember Blue Laws – stores would be closed on Sundays, as Sunday was the day of rest, as it did say that in the Bible. It was the Sabbath – and this has … Continue reading

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No One Gets Thrown Under the Bus as There’s No Bus There

One of the great mysteries in America politics is why the conservative right – and especial its born-again evangelical wing – all those folks who support Israel no matter what, on everything – don’t get the Jewish vote here, ever. … Continue reading

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The Black Sheep

Most every family has a black sheep – the crazy uncle you tell to stay in his room when you have guests over because, at best, he’s sure to say all sorts of puzzling things, and at worst, he’s sure … Continue reading

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Simple Cause and Effect and Endless War

It’s always bubbling along in the background of American politics. The United States was instrumental in the creation of Israel – in 1947, the British government withdrew from its commitment to the Mandate of Palestine, as there was no way … Continue reading

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Second Thoughts

Good speeches can change things. Or maybe, as with every graduation speech you’ve ever heard, they change nothing at all. You remember Hillary Clinton mocking Obama back on February 25, 2008: The former first lady abandoned the conciliatory tone she … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, In Cairo…

It was supposed to be a big deal. Everyone said it was a big deal. Maybe it was. It was that long-awaited speech Obama had promised to give in the Arab world. It just turned out to be in Cairo: … Continue reading

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