The Marrano Voter: Secret Key to a Trump Victory

Pollsters discuss the “shy” Trump vote; but a great many voters aren’t “shy;” they are self-preserving. In this “cancel culture,” there is high risk in expressing any pro-Trump sentiment in public, in workplaces, and even within social circles and families. The crypto-Trump supporters driven underground are political Marranos. And they will vote.

Originally published in The Times of Israel

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No-Shows for Joe: Democrats Who Fear a Biden Victory

These old-style liberals honor the flag; they’d never “take a knee” for the national anthem.  They believe in judging people not by the color of their skin—or their class or gender—but by the content of their character.   They find incomprehensible the switch from free speech reverence to a hate-fueled “cancel-culture,” and know that it was a mistake for the Democrats to jettison liberal core values to align with far-Left forces rapidly transforming both party and country. It pains them, but they cannot pull the lever for Joe Biden.  Not in good conscience.  Not this year.  Not for these Democrats.

Originally published in The Times of Israel

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Hate Trump? Understood. Now, Vote for him Anyway.

We vote not just for a President, but for a presidency.  Particularly for voters concerned about Mideast policy, it’s hard to argue with the accomplishments—too many of which we already take for granted. You might (grudgingly) concede that this presidency has been, by-and-large, a success.

Originally published in the Jerusalem Post

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What should Jewish voters REALLY know about Kamala Harris?

She is a historic choice for reasons other than just her sex and race: even in the party of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris is arguably the least-principled candidate in recent memory.

Column originally published in The Times of Israel

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Is the Trump Administration Really All That Different? (Book Review: Fight House, by Tevi Troy)

A worthwhile, entertaining, and original take on White House dynamics.  Troy demonstrates that Trump administration internal battles are not out of the ordinary.  That is true; but what is unprecedented is the the undermining not of fellow aides, but of the president himself. Continue reading

In Democrats we Trust: Danger for Israel/Allies

Those whose hatred of political opponents exceeds their hatred for the country’s enemies should be kept far from the Presidency.  A party which treats foreign policy only as a means to claw back power at any cost cannot be trusted with America’s own national security interests; how reliable can it be when it comes to Israel’s?

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Republicans Hold Congress! (Tomorrow’s Analysis–Why Wait?)

I’m pre-writing my post-election analysis—the same points you’ll be reading from those omniscient pundits who wait until after the election to share their wisdom and analysis.

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Confronting J Street’s Candidates: In What Way are You ‘Pro-Israel’?

If an organization slaps a “kosher” label on pork, that label hardly makes the pork kosher as commonly understood. Currently, more than half of congressional Democrats carry J Street’s “pro-Israel” kosher certification.

This column originally published in the Jerusalem Post
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Please, pro-Israel Democrats: Rescue your party

What shall it profit a party if it shall gain the whole world, and lose its own soul?  Is winning worth the price of electing radical, Israel-hostile candidates who automatically become Democratic leaders and rising stars?

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Should America Underwrite Palestinian Terror?

It’s bad enough that the blood of American and Israeli victims of Palestinian terror is cheap; it is outrageous that it is subsidized.  Including by the U.S. government.  Isn’t it time to put a stop to this most obscene use of American tax dollars?

This column was originally published in American Thinker

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