Putin and Trump: A Pair as a Full House

I am interested in all things Russian. I love Russian literature, Russian art, Russian history, Russian politics, Russia’s failed socialist, Communist experience. I love all of it. Russia and Russians don’t scare me, but them, I’m not a Democrat. Neither am I a Republican for Republicans fear Russians out of an inability to let go…

Violence Should Not Determine Policy

by Alan M. Dershowitz Violence should be responded to by police and military action, not by giving in to the unreasonable demands of those who use violence as a tactic. The reason violence — whether rock-throwing or more lethal forms of terrorism — is used is because it works… as a way to extort concessions from…

President Trump: The Courage to Act

by Douglas Murray The reaction around the world in recent days has been a reminder of the one central truth of the whole conflict. Those who cannot accept that Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel tend to be exactly the same as those who cannot accept the State of Israel. Trump comes out…

Newsflash: Jerusalem Not on Fire!

by Bassam Tawil “More journalists than protesters…” — Björn Stritzel, German journalist. Protests against Israel and the US are not uncommon on the streets of Ramallah, Hebron and Bethlehem. But for the “war correspondents,” there is nothing more exciting than standing behind burning tires and stone throwers and reporting from the heart of the “clashes.” Such…

Judge Roy Moore and Another Dangerous Moment for Democracy

Judge Roy Moore, a candidate for US Senate, has been accused of dating women much younger than he was and initiating a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was about 32–about 40 years ago. I don’t know Judge Moore, but I do know this:  Establishing a precedent whereby a candidate for public office…

Morning Memo to a Republican Friend

As more than a casual observer for nearly a lifetime I can guarantee you this…unless and until the Democratic Party can find again its raison d’être, it cannot win in the current national political climate. The awakened and organized conservative side is simply too strong right now for the Democrats to duck it, sidestep it…

Hillary Clinton Thinks Being Nicer to Iran and North Korea Will Work

By John Grady Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently criticized President Donald Trump for being too tough on Iran and North Korea. She apparently thinks being nicer to those regimes will make them less intent on destroying tens of millions of people. Well, let’s lay all of the facts out on the table, starting…

An Open Letter to President Trump

President Trump: You don’t need me to tell you this, but I want to make sure that you know someone—actually, lots of people, I am sure—understand what your Presidency represents. I know that America is witnessing the power of pure intention, without fear.  Your willingness to remake policy in a way that places faith in…

President Trump Did the Right Thing by Walking Away from UNESCO — for Now

by Alan M. Dershowitz By withdrawing from UNESCO — again — President Trump is sending a powerful message to the international community: that we will no longer tolerate international organizations that serve as forums for Jew-bashing. This important message was encapsulated in a powerful statement made by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley: “The…