A war we still have not learned to fight

11 Sep

Today is the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  Three thousand people died.  It was up close and personal for many of us, especially for those who live or who have family/ friends in New York, Pennsylvania and the DC … Read More »

Is change in the wind?

18 Jan

Under President Obama a lot has transpired over the last eight years.  Many Americans are at arms that Donald Trump will become President at the end of this week.  I have heard of organized protests around inauguration and even some states preparing … Read More »

2016 VP Debate in Virginia

5 Oct

Last night, I watched Governor Mike Pence and Senator Tim Kaine participate in the 2016 Vice Presidential Debate.  This debate was held in Virginia, where Mr. Kaine is a US Senator.  Overall, I think both did a good job.  I … Read More »

US 2016 Election Obfuscation

27 Aug

In today’s Times of Israel website, there are two op ed blog postings that argue why each of the mainstream US political parties are pro-Israel.  You can find them at: Might as well give up trying to paint Democrats as … Read More »

And then there was one

15 May

At the beginning of May, the Republican race reduced to just Donald Trump.  Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich bowed out.  Whether the Republican establishment gets in-line behind Trump we will see.  I do think Cruz and Kasich’s departure before … Read More »

The Emperor Has No Clothes

3 Dec

On Wednesday, we were driving home from Houston.  Upon our arrival, I looked at the news and saw reports of the massacre in San Bernardino, CA.  There was not a lot of information, except the following: 14 people were killed, … Read More »

The undertow of BDS

19 Sep

Yesterday, our son returned to California for University.  He and I sat on the porch one evening talking about the Iran deal, turmoil in the Middle East and growing Anti-Semitism across the world.  We also discussed our approaches to dealing … Read More »

Essays on Israel

7 Aug

I received an email today with a link to an eBook that is called Winning the War of Words, Essays on Zionism and Israel.  The book is authored by Dr. Einat Wilf.  She is the author of three other books … Read More »

What is a Hasbara Troll?

11 Jul

Today I commented on an article about the Iran Nuclear Deal and Israel.  The article was authored by Michael J. Koplow and is published on the Politico Website, see: Israel is the Iran Deal’s Biggest Loser My comment verbatim was: … Read More »