Respvblica’s Not a Happy Site? Let’s Get Happy!

A friend said to me yesterday that Respvblica is not a happy space. “You are always complaining about things,” he said. “There is not much laughter, not much to laugh at. Your space is dour and dark, sometimes reactionary and always unhappy,” he added. He does have a point. But then, Respvblica tries to make…

Finally, an American Jihad

Iran is under siege by its own people.  North Korea will either come to its senses or be destroyed.  Israel and America are unified, as never before. ISIS is being routed, destroyed.  The terror they wrought with beheadings didn’t turn out to be much of a match for what General James Mattis called “annihilation tactics,”…

Pirates of the First State: At Business Climate’s End

Charles Taylor When Respvblica launched, we said we would be reporting what others do not, in a manner that demonstrates truth — but not one version of it, the facts as they are.  Dr. Ablow was first to report on the poor mental state of the Vegas shooter; Edwin Black has shown Hillel as few…

What if it Had Been a Hip-Hop Concert, Not a Country Music Festival?

Shortly after I heard that more than 50 people had been massacred at a country music festival in Las Vegas, that hundreds more were injured and that the shooter, Stephen Paddock, was a Caucasian, I found myself wondering what would have happened if the event had been, God forbid, a hip-hop concert. I share this…

It’s Your Time to Choose Between America and Those Who Hate America

Wow.  This is almost unbelievable.  Today, members of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens either took a knee or locked arms before a game at London’s Wembley Stadium during our national anthem.  Then they stood up for “God Save the Queen,” the British anthem. This is getting really weird and pathetic. Here’s the bottom line: …

Youth Support for Israel is a National Security Priority

Birthright Israel must lower its age of eligibility from 18 to 16 — for reasons of national security. At this point in history, America has few friends. Some older ones, such as the nations of Europe, though reasonably favorable towards America in their opinions, have become largely paralyzed politically and militarily by internal strife. Slightly…

Why are We Here? Berkeley’s “Free Speech Movement” Was a Fraud

As another academic year begins, all eyes should be on Berkeley — one of the great modern amphitheaters of the nation-wide war between academic freedom and “academic justice.” Surely more controversial figures will seek to speak there — will they be cordially welcomed as they should be? The events of the previous year are the…

American Universities Must Own What They Have Created

Linda Sarsour is lauded by the leftist Ford Foundation as a Muslim “racial justice and civil rights activist,” hailed as a rising feminist icon, co-organizer of the “Women’s March,” and the general toast of The New York Times and cable news segments. She is popular. She is rising. She is a star of the exceedingly…

9/11 in Pictures

As the anniversary of 9/11 passes, only images of that moment in our nation’s story can suffice to bring to us the raw emotion of such an event. That day, the cruel bite of circumstance stole from us an American innocence which was taken for granted in such an open, powerful, and welcoming society. Liberty,…

SEPTEMBER 11, SEPTEMBER 12 and RESPVBLICA

Keith Ablow, MD for Respvblica | September 12, 2017 September 11, 2001 signaled the beginning of a war with a new kind of enemy:  Al Qaeda functioned as a rogue nation, but without initially laying claim to any land.  Absent the infrastructure of a traditional state, but with cells distributed around the world, Al Qaeda sought…