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Throughout recorded history, Jewish people have been under siege. They have never been a dominant population, always a minority. And, for much of history, they were essentially homeless; they didn’t have a country they could call their own. One would be hard pressed to come up with a valid r…

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In his State of the Union speech, President Trump called for unity. Trump and his supporters call for “unity,” but apparently only when they are being criticized or called to account for their unethical and sometimes, illegal actions. To these conservatives, “unity” only means getting their …

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Compromise reached. Donald Trump is going to build — his administration is said to be building already, with appropriated funds — the wall, er, barrier. Congressional Democrats have reportedly inserted provisions that make it easier for purported asylum seekers arriving with children to disa…

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Before the 2016 presidential race, Bernie Sanders exuded some charm as an unapologetic lefty with a Brooklyn accent. But when his campaign gained traction, the authoritarian took over. Unwilling to concede that Democratic primary voters preferred Hillary Clinton to him — she had amassed near…

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On occasion we will read that one of our government’s “benefit” programs has a huge amount of “unfunded liabilities.” For example, Social Security has $9,600,000,000,000 and Medicare has $36,000,000,000,000 in unfunded liabilities — trillions. Now compare those numbers to the median income o…

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I see the newly elected Representative from New York, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, has introduced a new resolution that has quickly become all the rage. She calls it a Green New Deal, basically calling for a “green revolution” in this country. The essence of the resolution is to do away with al…

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"Once that picture with the blackface and the Klansman came out, there is no way you can continue to be the governor of the commonwealth of Virginia." So decreed Terry McAuliffe, insisting on the death penalty with no reprieve for his friend and successor Gov. Ralph Northam.

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Turnout at Davos was lousy this year. President Trump, preoccupied by the government shutdown, was a no-show at last week's World Economic Forum there. So were British Prime Minister Theresa May (Brexit) and French President Emanuel Macron ("gilets jaunes"). Chinese President Xi Jinping, Dav…

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Saturday is Groundhog Day. It is the day when many eyes will turn to Gobbler's Knob, a wooded hill a couple of miles outside Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. A man in a top hat will pull a hibernating groundhog out of a simulated tree trunk. If the rodent sees his shadow, then we'll have six more…