Solargate Spreads


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The brewing scandal involving the solar panel industry may run much deeper than the failed Solyndra company.

How Not to Defend Yourself as a Jew at Yale


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Even sugarcoating your enemy’s venom is an insufficient gesture of submission.

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Professor receives slew of backlash after f-word e-mail – The Daily Iowan


Professor receives slew of backlash after f-word e-mail BY NINA EARNEST | APRIL 22, 2011 A University of Iowa professor who sent a vulgar e-mail to members of the UI College Republicans has seen an outpouring of negative e-mails from students, graduates, and community members. UI anthropology/women’s studies Professor Ellen Lewin has received more than [...]

Helen Thomas Gets Back under Her Bridge


The Potomac Troll Heads Back to the Bridge

The White House Press Corps front row seat is finally vacated.  89-year-old Potomac River Troll Helen Thomas has retired to her bridge from whence she came after decades of hissing at White House press secretaries and one last hurrah, snarling anti-Semitic remarks toward Israel, insisting Jews do [...]

The Media’s Coverage of the Flotilla Raid Makes Me Want to Wreck My Face with a Hammer


Last night, Jon Stewart, who I view as honorable, joined the chorus of people criticizing the justified-as-much-as-something-can-be-justified raid by the Israelis on the flotilla carrying “aid” to Gaza, the home of Hamas. First, he referred to the people involved in the shipment as “activists” and then showed video of some of the ship’s contents—the non-violent [...]

“Israeli Patriot” Right to Feel Shame – But Not for the Reasons She Thinks


Left-wing zealots and Ron Paul cultists frequently raise the prospect of dark Jewish conspiracies to bend the free world to Israel’s sinister will, but such conspiracy-mongering is awfully hard to square with the pervasiveness of Jewish support for the anti-Israel Left.  Today’s example is Fania Oz-Salzberger, an Israeli academic who, on The Daily Beast, incredibly [...]

Ahhh, Refreshing—-A Respectful Intellectual Debate


Say what you will about Jon Stewart—his interviews, especially the extended ones hosted on the Daily Show website, are a gift to the country. For the most part, he allows his guests time to explain their thoughts, and the discussion goes far beyond the typical, predictable partisan blood sport that Stewart once famously criticized Crossfire [...]

Stop Using the Nazi Card


Few things irritate me as much as when self-righteous commentators condemn their opponents by comparing them to Nazis, which actually is a type of Nazi tactic itself. Nazis and other tyrants use generalizations and flimsy comparisons to denigrate their enemies.
Their tactic is simple, yet effective: First, pick the most disgusting form of life you can [...]

Are We Really Supporting the Troops?


Sebastian Junger, author of War, was on The Daily Show last night discussing his stay with soldiers in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan. Jon Stewart and he relayed how our troops truly embody the best of America—no, the best of mankind—in the worst of situations. The stories of brotherhood, integrity, humanity and professionalism that [...]

I’m Tired of Fantasy World Interviews


I’m really getting tired of shows where guests discuss their grand goals that are just impractical and impossible to achieve. I’m more of a “details” type of dude. One such goal is eliminating nuclear weapons. Sorry, until some magic weapon or defense mechanism makes them obsolete, in which case we’ll be worrying about a new [...]