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MyJihad: Just a Spiritual Journey?

Published 28.03.2013
The ads that recently appeared to the sides of buses in several American major cities declare: "#MyJihad is to march on despite losing my son," "#MyJihad: Modesty is not a weakness," "#MyJihad is to build bridges through friendship," and...

Obama: Flailing

Published 21.03.2013
If you understand where President Obama is headed in his second term, pray send me an email. I like him, wish him Godspeed, and might well support where he is going -- if I could just figure out where that is. I thought I got it during the...

Liberal Victory? Count Again

Published 06.12.2012
Liberals are making victory laps and scoffing at the GOP, which is having great difficulties drawing lessons from the 2012 election debacle. However, liberals also have much to learn from the election. They will need to find other groups to...

The Secret Condition

Published 24.04.2010
The White House is hinting broadly that it is considering imposing a peace settlement on Israel and the Palestinians. Three elements of the plan the United States is to push are well known (no refugee return, a divided Jerusalem, and redrawn...

Do Russia and the U.S. Need Marriage Counseling?

Published 10.04.2010
The new START treaty, just signed by President Obama and President Medvedev, is discussed as if the two global powers were engaged in a Tiger Woods marriage counseling session. The treaty is said to build trust, 'reset' the relationships,...

Three Cheers for Israel?!

Published 26.09.2009
The media is full of stories critical of the way Israel deals with the Palestinians. There is indeed a lot to criticize, which, by the way, Israelis often do. However, when Israel does something right -- and in a big way -- that too should be...

Liberals: Take the gloves off!

Published 22.08.2009
The looming defeat of a progressive health care bill is a much greater disaster than meets the eye. The right wing will learn, as they already surmised from previous skirmishes, that they can blow the Democrats out of the water. They will use...

Death by Government? Hang the Opposition

Published 08.08.2009
The opponents of Obama's Health Insurance for All Americans have given him a gift. They so overplayed their hand that they provided a golden opportunity for the president to show the American people how irrational, irresponsible and false their...

Do We Have Inalienable Responsibilities to One Another?

Published 28.07.2009
I have a confession to make. I am an avid reader of personal advice columns. When I read those published generations ago, I feel that they provide a great insight what life was really like in those days--and what the prevailing norms were...

The Obama Doctrine

Published 22.07.2009
In contrast to the thesis -- much promoted by the president himself -- that he is not an ideologue but a pragmatic, Obama has laid out a strong new normative foundation for his foreign policy. He seeks to promote peace and security but leave...

First Cut the Abusers, the Bureaucrats, and Useless Interventions!

Published 16.07.2009
Obama is challenged to come up with ways to pay for a health insurance plan that will cover most, if not all, Americans. Many call for cutting services and reducing fees for doctors and for hospitals. Others favor raising taxes one way or...

US Russian Relationship: Sacrificing for spin?

Published 11.07.2009
I yield to no one in my delight that President Obama is bringing a whole new attitude to international relations, and I salute his consistent efforts to restore the good name of the United States across the world. The new goodwill was supposed...

Iran: I was the guest of the reformers

Published 08.07.2009
The Western media projects on the demonstrators in Iran our best hopes and wishes. It sees another "color" revolution, in the wake of which the people will overthrow the regime, and a new democracy will arise. I say, very unlikely. The color...