The SCOTUS Confirmation Process Has Gotten Out of Hand

Alan Dershowitz Justice Kavanaugh is extraordinarily well qualified by his educational and academic background and judicial history. He should be given a hearing and asked probing questions about his judicial philosophy and his approach to constitutional construction and precedent. Senators should approach this process with an open mind. Before I finally make up my own…

Trump’s Critics Desecrate the Holocaust

Jay Winik Separating alien families was an inhumane policy. Likening it to the Nazi genocide is obscene. Almost everyone, including President Trump, agrees that separating alien children from their parents and housing them in detention centers was an untenable policy that needed to be changed. Some have said, not without justification, that the images were…

US Correcting the Imbalance at the United Nations

The United States pulling out the Human Rights Council at the United Nations is a cause for rejoicing among American Jews and Jews everywhere. In a world where no one wants us, where every effort is made to denounce the legitimacy of Israel to exist, this action brings closer to reality the almost mind-numbing unfairness…

Trump Neutralizes Kim Jong-un; Can He Do Same with Khamene’i?

The pundits are all babbling that there is not enough substance to what happened in Singapore Tuesday between President Trump and Kim Jong-un. Perhaps they preferred the seemingly unending cycle of threats and counter-threats as the North Koreans master nuclear technology and promised to rain atomic bombs on Japan and the United States or anyone…

The President Can Pardon Himself, or Anyone for That Matter

The president can pardon himself. Yes, he can. His pardon power is absolute and unconditional, according to the US Constitution. The power to pardon was included in the Constitution as the single line that allows the American president to act with the power of a king in one specific area. Despite the new and odious…

Americans Losing Faith in Our Institutions Because of Trump? What a Joke

The New York Times reported yesterday that President Trump’s critics — all Democrats and liberals who still cannot get over the fact he won the presidential election — are banding together and all agree that Trump’s statements and actions are eroding public trust in our institutions. They say the president claiming he is the victim…

This Year in Jerusalem: Donald Trump and 70 Years of Israeli Glory

At about 4:00 on the afternoon of Friday, May 14, 1948, a small, humble man who chaired the Executive Committee of the Jewish Agency in British Mandate Palestine named David Ben-Guriyon stepped before a microphone in the main gallery of the Tel Aviv Art Museum and made a proclamation Jews everywhere had long awaited: The Land of…