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Donald Trump’s “Fall of Western Civilization” tour

The big idea behind this, Trump’s first international trip, was to establish him as a legitimate statesman, and not just some detestable, thin-skinned, pussy-grabbing turd who lied himself into the most important job on earth with the assistance of the Russian mob. It was, of course, destined to failure, as Trump not only really is […]

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Contrary to what you may have read online, teachers in Israel do not pack heat, and fewer guns in circulation means fewer gun deaths

In the immediate aftermath of last week’s mass shooting in Connecticut, in which 20 six- an seven-year-old kids were shot to death, a photo began circulating around the internet of what we were told was a school teacher in Israel, walking behind a group of children, with a rifle strapped across her back. There are […]

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Helen Thomas and the limits of free speech

Last Thursday, former White House correspondent Helen Thomas received a standing ovation in Dearborn, where she addressed a group of roughly 300 people, most of whom, I’m told, were non-Arab. Thomas, in addition to criticizing America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, talked about, “the whole question of money involved in politics” – which is to […]

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When is it time to walk away from Israel?

I had other plans for tonight’s post. I had wanted, of all things, to write about Johnny Cash’s appearance in a 1974 episode of Columbo entitled Swan Song. It’s been one of my favorites for a long time, and I thought that a nice discussion of it would make a welcomed detour from all the […]

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“The Palestinians should go back to where they came from.”

This video clip is worth it for the last exchange between Stephen Colbert and Israeli ambassador Michael Orin alone. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Formidable Opponent – Michael Oren www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Fox News And, while we’re on the subject, new footage would seem to indicate that […]

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