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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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

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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The League of Defamation

As Steve Bannon oversaw the publication of thousands of articles during his tenure at “unabashedly racist,” “white supremacist,” “anti-Semitic” Breitbart.com, surely there are hundreds of illustrative examples of those “anti-Semitic tropes” the ADL, Forward, Ha’aretz and Conservative and Reform movements could point to. Well, certainly dozens. OK, ten? One, even? Nope. Where does Bannon go to get his reputation back?

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FATCA: The Sleeper Election Issue for 9 Million Americans

Democrats own FATCA, which is wreaking havoc with even basic financial services available to Americans abroad.  Those nine million Americans are feeling its effects, and they are not happy.  Expect them to vote accordingly.

This column was originally published in American Thinker

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U.S. Elections: The Peculiar Search for Antisemitism

Yes, there have been noxious anti-Semitc comments by one of the candidates: not Trump, but Hillary Clinton. Journalists scouring only the Trump record for anti-Semitism–but not both sides equally–betray their own insincerity, and dishonorably misuse this serious issue for partisan purposes. 

This column was originally published in the Jerusalem Post 
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