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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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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Post-Debate: Trump Right to Raise Fraud, Still Better for Israel

Media hysteria aside, election fraud is real and has consequences.  So does the failure to stand up to it.  Furthermore, those WikiLeaks emails shed further light on what a Hillary Clinton administration would mean for Israel. And it is ominous.

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The Trump Tapes, the Trump Vote: Maintaining Perspective

There are monumental issues confronting America in terms of national security, foreign policy, the economy, and the corruption and politicization of the IRS, FBI and Justice Department.  Hillary is more problem than solution to every one of these issues. If I have to hold my nose over some of Trump’s actions to vote against her, so be it; too much else is at stake.

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The Wild Republican Race: Where Things Are, And Where Things Are Going

With an upcoming four-week break in the middle of primary season; with a decreasing likelihood that any single candidate can capture an outright majority of delegates; with an increasing number of delegates unbound to any candidate; and with most remaining primaries being Republican-voters-only and/or winner-take-all, the Republican nomination process is far from over.

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NOT Inevitable (Yet): Now Trump Faces “Closed” Primaries — Which He Hasn’t Been Winning

Trump has won 9 of 11 open primaries, but only one of four closed.  Trump has been drawing heavily from Democrats and Independents in those open primaries.  But as the calendar takes away that advantage, his winning the nomination may not be so inevitable, after all.  Beginning March 22, only two remaining primaries are open. Continue reading