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  • Why Obama So Dislikes Netanyahu

    There is no question about whether President Obama — along with Secretary of State John Kerry and the editorial pages of many newspapers — has a particular dislike of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But there is another question: Why? And the answer is due to an important rule of…

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  • The President and ‘Violent Extremism’

    Regarding Islamic violence — the greatest world evil since Nazism and Communism — the president of the United States, his administration, and the left generally live in a make-believe world, a world of denial. In their world, Islam is today, and has always been, a religion of peace; Muslims are…

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  • Are you paying attention?

    ​Our state legislature is in session, but why does this matter to you? Some of you pay very close attention to what's going on in Phoenix. Others don't pay attention at all until it makes a headline in our newspaper. Whether you pay attention or not, our elected officials are…

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  • Latin Tuesday

    Today's Latin Tuesday lesson courtesy of David Wilezol: From Tertullan, Ad Martyras, 6: Quot a latronibus ferro, ab hostibus etiam cruce extincti sunt, torti prius, immo et omni contumelia expuncti! How many, I tell you, have suffered at the hands of enemies death on a cross, after having been tortured…

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  • Why No Swimsuit Issue of Men?

    On the happily few occasions when callers to my radio show make a particularly foolish comment, I ask them what graduate school they attended. When they ask why I assume they attended graduate school, I respond, “Only someone who went to graduate school would say something that foolish.” Because it…

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  • Latin Tuesday

    Today's Latin Tuesday lesson via David Wilezol concerning the origin and nature of the Crusades: Balderic of Dol's account of Pope Urban II's Speech at Clermont, 1095: Audivimus et audivistis, carissimi, quod non possumus meminisse sine lacrimis: dolore multo supplicoque fratres Christianes, membros Christos, Hierosolimae et Antiochae et ceteris urbibus…

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  • President Compares Islam to Christianity

    In his National Prayer Breakfast speech last week, President Barack Obama said: “And lest we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home…

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  • Hebrew Names and Popular Misconceptions

    Hebrew Names and Popular Misconceptions

    According to popular misconceptions, traditional Judaism treats women like chattel (property) if not outright like cattle (beasts, obviously). That's not true, of course, and it's why people are asking for my mother's Hebrew name for prayer, not my dad's. Whenever you pray for mercy, for a special kindness from God,…

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