Tag Archives: Obama and Israel

A Parting Shot from the World of Common Sense

Israel fights daily for its very existence and the Palestinians want them gone. A smaller and smaller number on each side still think they can get along with the other side – just establish an actual Palestinian state with real … Continue reading

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Making an Impossible Situation Worse

The calendars aligned. Christmas and Hanukkah aligned perfectly this year, and America paused for a bit of pleasantness. American Muslims and Hindus and Buddhists and Sikhs and atheists and whatnot paused too. Why not? Exchange presents, eat too much, watch … Continue reading

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When Not To Say the Right Thing

One must be careful what one says. That’s only polite, and it’s also useful. When the wife asks if that dress makes her look fat, it doesn’t. It never does. Use the right words. Lie. Otherwise, there will be trouble. … Continue reading

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The End of the Line

This started long ago. In 1947, the British government withdrew from its commitment to the 1923 Mandate for Palestine – the Ottoman Empire was long gone, and now so were the Nazis, but now there was no way to arrive … Continue reading

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The Kosher Wedgie

It pays to be devious, at least in politics – and maybe in investment banking and advertising – but in politics there’s something special, the wedge issue. That’s a tangential issue you use to drive a wedge between your opponent … Continue reading

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Grudging Thanks

Thanksgiving has rolled around again, and thankfully it’s one of our secular holidays. Fox News cannot go on a tear about how merchants are making Jesus cry by wishing folks Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas, all part of the … Continue reading

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Death, Disaster, Class Warfare and Sabotage

Ah, another day of death draws to a close – the Supreme Court finally decided that fellow in Georgia could be executed – there would be no stay for him, even though there was, in the end, no forensic evidence … Continue reading

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