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…

Howard Sachar Dead at 90; Jewish Historian Par Excellence

The death of Jewish historian Howard Morley Sachar brings to an end a brilliant and compelling career of the historian who came to be synonymous with the wide sweep of history when it comes to explaining the experience of Jews living on this earth. Dr. Sachar, a George Washington University scholar and professor, died on…

Mahmoud Abbas Hospitalized; No One and Nothing Lasts Forever

The so-called “leader” of the Palestinian “people,” Mahmoud Abbas, has been put in the hospital again, after two earlier visits last week following an operation on his inner ear. Although reports by spokespeople about the Palestinian president were all hopeful and playing down the seriousness of his hospitalization, Abbas himself is not feeling well. He…

Using Current Events to Slander the Second Amendment

by Brad Lacerda “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” That is the Second Amendment. The following is my own interpretation. Students of history remember a nation embroiled in a war with England over taxation…

World Anger No Wonder to Me; But Then, I Am a Jew

What happens if 35,000 Gazan protesters led by their Hamas masters break through the fence at the Israel/Gaza border? Do they sit down quietly after breaking through? Do they bring offerings of peace in true Ghandian fashion for their Israeli masters? Do they chant loving pieces from the Qur’an? Do they sit in peace and…

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…