Israel and the Benjamins

Political anti-semitism is on the rise across the West’s Left. Britain’s Labor party seemingly embraces it, France’s is notoriously virulent and persistent, and now the pathogen is in the USA. Minnesota’s Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has made a...

One Simple Question

The New York Times has a long and well-established history of contempt for the state of Israel and for anything on her side of Israeli-Palestinian (and more broadly, Israeli-Arab) issues. Her editors had a bridge-too-far moment this past week when they ran a cartoon...

The Whataboutism Telltale

Regular readers of this blog will recall that I’ve written of a grievance hierarchy, where competing identity groups sort themselves (or are sorted by the progressive taste-makers) into a sort of dog-pile, with those on top getting more protection and deference...

State of the Union 2019: A Review

As has become my norm, I opted out of sitting through the State of the Union address, choosing to read the transcript the morning after. In doing so, I save myself 82 minutes of theater, preening (by everyone there), applause breaks, photo-ops, and the like that...