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Shame on Brandeis

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is, indeed, a controversial figure, especially for the vehemence with which she has criticized Islamic fundamentalism.  Just read her memoir Infidel, and you’ll understand why.  Her childhood was spent in Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Kenya, where she survived … Continue reading

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Washington artful dodgers postpone responsibility

Don’t believe the hype: Ted Cruz and Tea Partiers weren’t big losers. Most other people were. The recent partial shut-down and near default of the US government led by rogue  deficit hawks cost American taxpayers at least $24 billion (according … Continue reading

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Election outcome clearcut; the future, not so much

Last night’s outcome was clearcut and gratifying, but the future is as complicated as ever. President Obama performed beyond many expectations in the electoral votes, garnering nearly 100 more than Romney before final numbers are in from Florida.  Obama carried all the swing states … Continue reading

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Gabrielle Giffords: LET THE SOUL SEARCHING TRANSLATE INTO ACTION

Is this a wakeup call? Is it wrong to look at the unspeakably tragic shootings in Arizona as an opportunity to call for the toning down of political rhetoric and the return of civility to public discourse? I think not. … Continue reading

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