What an Awful Choice!

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This week’s presidential debate made me both horrified and dismayed. Here was the world’s most powerful nation trying to decide which elderly candidate to select as its presidential candidate. Maybe the best expression

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Europe: Thunder on the Right

European voters revolted against their political leaders in last week’s continent-wide parliamentary votes.  The result was a bombshell:  right-wing parties made huge gains, shaking the existing order to its foundations and sending

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Gaza — The Next Fort Lauderdale?

Watching the US Navy build a temporary pier in Gaza was a pathetic display of ineptitude and helplessness.  It was a crass attempt by the Biden administration to deflect the storm of

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Wild, Wonderful New York

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This city’s splendid Fifth Avenue and parts of the adjacent Central Park were thronged last weekend by masses of pro-Israel demonstrators demanding even more US support of Israel’s laying to waste of

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Israel, You Are Creating Antisemitism

New York – What exactly is Israel’s strategy in Gaza? Behind all the clamor about antisemitism, films about the 1940’s Jewish Holocaust and western politicians chanting about Israel’s ‘right to defend itself’

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How to Waste Two Trillion Dollars

Brown University’s cost of the Afghan war project just concluded that America’s longest war cost an estimated $US 2.2 trillion dollars – that’s ‘trillion dollars.” If we add in George W. Bush’s

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Students Go After the Hypocrites

New York – I was kicked out of New York’s prestigious Collegiate private school many moons ago for ‘revolutionary and disruptive activities.’ Thank goodness my wise parents sent me to the International School of

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Israeli/Iranian Military Kabuki

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Israel and Iran are staging a Japanese kabuki-style confrontation that borders on the absurd.  So far, it’s been mostly harmless (not counting Gaza of course) but behind the posturing by both sides

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‘The Nasty Little Sparta’

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The renowned writer Arthur Koestler warned many years ago that Israel risked becoming `a nasty little Sparta.’ Half a century later Israel, grown rich on US military and financial aid, has become

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