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2020 Election Questions

The country can recover much more quickly from a bad character than from bad ideas with wide support. Will the independents have more to fear from the radical elements within the Democratic party and their bad ideas than they have to fear from Trump’s flawed character? That may be the central question in the 2020 election.

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Information, Confirmation and Outrage

We lost understanding as we moved from information to confirmation, and we have lost civility as we moved from confirmation to outrage.

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Petty Tyrants in College Have Moved Into Congress

In college they were deferred to with respect they did not earn or merit. Now they have power and it has gone straight to their woefully underused brains. We have replaced thoughtful policy with juvenile unicorns like the Green New Deal. We are now in the “cheap seats”. How can we be surprised today to see what tolerating these petty tyrants in college has led to? What you tolerate you teach.

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The Real Victim of Hate

from Bret Stephens in The Wall Street Journal,  The Meaning of An Olympic Snub: In his essay, Mr. Johnson called anti-Semitism a “highly infectious” disease capable of becoming “endemic in certain localities and societies,” and “by no means confined to…

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Forgive, Hell!

From The New York Times, Why I Can’t Forgive Dylann Roof by Roxane Gay: Excerpt: The call for forgiveness is a painfully familiar refrain when black people suffer. White people embrace narratives about forgiveness so they can pretend the world…

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The Only Real Christians

“The Jews are a peculiar people: Things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews. Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people, and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it. Poland and Czechoslovakia did it. Turkey…

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Why Is This Hatred Different from All Other Hatreds?

by Henry Oliner The commemoration of the holocaust during Yom Hashoah tries to understand a tragedy that defies human comprehension. Some organizations proposing to fight anti-Semitism tend to descend into the mission creep of fighting hatred in general. It is…

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Which Rich?

It is just when you hear the words that “this is not a war on the wealthy” that you can expect exactly that. During the Clinton years they put a cap on the wages of corporate executives. Only the first…

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The Victims of the Post Prejudice Era

Those that have identified themselves in their fight against racism, sexism, and prejudice have become victims of their own success. Young blacks are better educated and getting better jobs and have not grown up to news reels of black protesters…

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Looking for Outrage in All The Wrong Places

I conducted a survey this morning.  I went into my office in Macon, Georgia and interviewed all 15 or so office workers.  They are engineers, sales people, accounting personnel, and purchasing agents.  All of them are at least high school…

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A Different Standard

When critics of Israel are labeled anti-Semitic, the question arises, “when is criticism of Israel not anti-Semitic?” Alan Dershowitz answered this question as clearly as it can be;  it is anti-Semitic when you hold Israel to a standard that you…

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Hatred’s Political Utility

Ruth Wisse writes in the November 2010  Commentary (hard copy) The Anti-Semite’s Pointed Finger about the incredible historic persistence of anti-Semitism. She poses and then answers the question of why anti-Semitism remains when other hatreds and failed political philosophies have…

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The Mother of All Bigotries

Besides being Jewish, anti-Anti-Semitism fascinates me because it is a hatred like no other. It seems to morph and adapt to every political and cultural movement since Moses left Egypt. Christopher Hitchens adds his thoughts on the topic in the…

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The Jewish Century

This is the Intro to Yuri Slezkine’s “The Jewish Century” I just found it to be a compelling observation. The Modern Age is the Jewish Age, and the twentieth century, in particular is the Jewish Century.  Modernization is about everyone…

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Helen Thomas- Finally Finding the Line to Cross

Anti-Semitism continues to prove to be the most adaptive hatred as well as the oldest.  Its most recent incarnations have drifted more to the left. This is a relatively recent development, spurred by the closer affection the Christian evangelical community…

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Foxman and Carter

Jimmy Carter apologized to the Jews for his statements and actions over the past few decades and it was quickly accepted by Abe Foxman from the Anti Defamation League. Apparently Foxman now has second thoughts and has taken back his…

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