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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Celebration Time! (Or Something)

Jeb Bush is "actively exploring" running for president! This is such a fabulous idea, words cannot express my excitement! A picture will have to do...

Friday, December 12, 2014

Teapots Steamin' Mad About Immigration

Granted I’m neither clever nor passionate enough to be a fire-breathing Tea Partier, but it strikes me as somewhat self-defeating, if you dislike illegal immigrants, to threaten to defund the agency tasked with preventing them from entering the country in the first place.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Martian Girls in Brave New Girls!

The adventures of Katie and Rachel from Seven Against Mars continue in this fine anthology that I have contributed to. Coming soon!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Land for Peace a Dead Letter, For Now

At Tablet Magazine, Lee Smith has an excellent explanation of Israel's dilemma, one I wholeheartedly agree with. Real friends of Israel have to stop demanding a theoretical democratic perfection at the price of a suicidal risk to the country, which is what would happen at the present historical moment if Israel gave up all control of the West Bank. The record of the past twenty years is clear: every time Israel has tried to make peace formally with the Palestinians, or has given up on the possibility and withdrawn from territory unilaterally, those who wish to destroy the Jewish state and commit genocide have interpreted Israel's actions as weakness and have launched violent attacks in pursuit of their bloody vision of a second Holocaust.
Meanwhile the advance of jihadist forces everywhere has made the Middle East immeasurably more dangerous than it was even five years ago. You can't be democratic and pure if you are overrun by genocidal jihadists. This is not to say that individual Palestinians' rights should be trampled or the Jewish settlers allowed to run amok and make peace impossible even when conditions change.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Remembering Yitzhak Rabin

Today we remember a great man, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated 19 years ago by a Jewish anti-peace extremist. Rabin was Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Force for the momentous victory of the Six-Day War in 1967, and it was his greatness to try, as prime minister in the 1990's, to turn the fruits of that victory into a just peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The fact that the Oslo Accords he championed were undermined and ultimately destroyed through the treachery of Yasser Arafat should not obscure the greatness of the attempt. Rabin's vision is sorely missed.