Op-Ed

Will Trump Turn Out to Be Right About Iran Deal?

(TNS) – So, so many are quick to say President Donald Trump made a horrible error in withdrawing from the 2015 Iranian nuclear accord, and some doubts are understandable even…

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Death by Wireless Key Fob

It has long been observed that technology is generally neutral. If used wisely and with caution it can make work more efficient, life more convenient, and even save lives. But…

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The Enhanced Interrogation of Gina Haspel

It’s unfortunate that Congressional hearings provide opportunities for members of Congress to grandstand, a temptation especially enticing to those who have their sights on higher offices. Few support the normative…

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Bitachon Brings Bountiful Blessing

“If you will say: What will we eat in the seventh year? For we will not sow and we will not gather in our crop. I will command My blessings…

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Why Killing the Iran Deal Was Only the First Step

(Bloomberg View) – Now that President Donald Trump has officially withdrawn the U.S. from the Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the world has to figure out how to live…

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An Overlooked Victory

While the world’s attention was riveted on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal, another dramatic story transpired that deserves much more coverage than it has been getting. On Wednesday,…

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A Mockery of an Apology

When Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, addressed Palestine Liberation Organization parliament in Ramallah last Monday, he felt free to speak his mind. At home among his cohorts,…

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Draining the Terror Swamp

It’s long been known that the Palestinian Authority pays terrorists who kill Jews, but this week the Defense Ministry released the actual figures — the “pay scale” for heinous crimes,…

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Mutcheh-ing the Mullahs

Did you hear about Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s revelation that Iran is cheating on the deal it made in 2015 with six major world powers? Well, if you did, you…

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Facing Facts

As most of us who have served as a shliach tzibbur in sparsely attended minyanim have discovered, part of the job is making sure that enough mispallelim are more or…

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Third Century of Marxist Greed

Presidents get 100 days to show what they have accomplished. Dictators get a bit more. The world spins on philosophers, though, so they get 200 years. Few have impacted the…

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Iowa Will Be a Crucial Test for Any Blue Wave

(Bloomberg View) – No state changed its political colors more sharply in the past two election cycles than Iowa. Once a Democratic-leaning purple-blue state that backed Barack Obama, it is…

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The People’s Republic of Political Correctness

While the United States and China have been holding high-level talks to avert a destructive trade war, the two countries took time out for a donnybrook over political correctness, Chinese…

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Citizenship Is the Keystone of Liberal Democracy

Western democracies aren’t working well. Liberal democratic norms are under strain in the U.S. and much of Europe. In other parts of the world, authoritarian governments grow confident and ambitious.…

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Compassion for the Caravan

While Israel works to prevent a mob of violent invaders from breaching her southern border and spilling into the country, half a world away a very different group of people…

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The Precedent for a Trump Nobel Prize

(The Washington Post) – Arguably no four words are better calculated to explode the heads of liberals the world over than “Donald Trump’s Nobel Prize.” That was reason enough for…

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A Hat-Based Faith

Some people are criticized for wearing their hearts on their sleeves, that is, showing off their emotional sensitivity. Others, like Greg Piatek, wear their politics on their heads, showing off…

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Because It’s Trump

The election of Donald Trump enabled the haters. And their inability to get him impeached or driven from office is driving them to levels unseen since America began unshackling itself…

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A Tale of Two Speeches

It was the best of times I had the honor of making two public presentations in recent days, one to second-grade students at the impressive Yeshiva Beth Yehudah in Southfield,…

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