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The Worrisome Future of Special Operations

Special Ops used to be about capturing or killing enemies; now it's about shaping public opinion.

Peace, Trust and Mahmoud Abbas

Abbas attacked and embraced the same Obama plan in 24 hours.

Responding to the ‘Israel Apartheid State’ Lie

Last year the British Jewish Students' Union gave Palestinian flags to all incoming Jewish students.

Why Do Some Banks Do Better Than Others?

Stable banking systems: by design or by default?

Gross Domestic Product: A Fair Measure of Economic Progress?

In the first part of this week's podcast, Diane Coyle, professor of economics at Manchester University and author of GDP: A Brief But Affectionate...

Will Good Fences Make Good Neighbors in Beit Shemesh?

The charedim and the Zionists in Beit Shemesh are contemplating a "divorce."

Angelina Jolie is Braver Than Netanyahu and his Government

Jolie decided she doesn't need her mammary glands and ovaries, we in Israel do not need the United States of America.

This Year’s Esther-Award Goes To…

It is easy to spot Haman in today's world, but who is this year's Esther?

Of Course I’m Disappointed!

In the universal contest between the blues and the reds, one side will invariably win, the other lose.

The Insidiousness and Laziness of Guilt by Association

Adegbile was not making a moral statement by representing a man convicted of killing a cop.

Modern Orthodox Have No Business Voting for Moshe Abutbol for Mayor

Abutbol's city government does everything it can to avoid helping schools that are not the mainstream Haredi.

Taken to the Charedi Woodshed

So much for honest disagreement in the Charedi world.

Fight Over Summer Camp and the Conflict bet. Haredim and Everyone Else

They are arguing specifically about summer camps, but the arguments apply to all the differences between them.

Grover Must Go!

The Center for Security Policy has launched a petition demanding that the American Conservative Union (ACU) expel Grover Norquist.

Is Renouncing United States Citizenship Effective Protest?

I'm glad that we never had to choose between the country of our birth and the country of our choice!

So…What’s So Good about Charedim?

Just because I have a Hashkafa that differs from them, that does not mean I do not respect them.

Harriet Sherwood Completely Mischaracterizes Iran Sanctions Bill

The bill (by Senator Robert Menendez, along with 58 co-sponsors) has been accurately described by multiple media sources.

U.S. Military Hires Terror-Tied Chaplains

If the US military doesn't know better, then who are we to trust with our defense?

Reality Check: the 1/4 Million Man March

Those who live lives of no sports, entertainment, or outdoor activities take what they can get.

Family Trip: Tel Soche, Givat HaTurmusin, Lupine Hill

This past Friday afternoon we took a short break from Shabbos preparation to do a short tiyu.

Obama Goes Aggressive

Obama is stuck in his box, unable to consider options that might actually work.

Rhetoric that Makes their Views Difficult to Respect

I could not believe what I was reading. It made me angry!

Muslim Obligations in Promoting Justice in America

On Feb. 22nd, the University of Pennsylvania Law School hosted the “Eighth Annual Muslim Law Students Conference.”

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