Blogs

  • Why UC Students Voted to Remove American Flag

    Two weeks ago, a group of students at the University of California at Irvine removed a U.S. flag from a common area of the student government suite. Shortly afterwards, six undergraduate members of the Associated Students Council of UCI passed a resolution banning the display of the flags of any…

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  • Why Do American Networks Interview Tyrants?

    Twelve years ago, almost to the day, CBS News sent Dan Rather to Baghdad to broadcast an interview with Iraq's tyrant, Saddam Hussein. I wrote at that time: “Other than the lengths to which Dan Rather went to be obsequious to a tyrant, Americans learned nothing from his interview with…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Two Bad Habits in Talking about Immigration

    Two Bad Habits in Talking about Immigration

    Republicans of all stripes tend to display two bad habits whenever they talk about immigration and those ticks damage the GOP and cripple our credibility. First, we almost inevitably discuss illegal immigration in the context of winning Hispanic votes, as if it were a political problem, rather than a profound…

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