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Torquemada Invades America

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Torquemada has landed in America. This nation of free and open inquiry has been seized by totalitarians who refuse to entertain other points of view. The debate about global warming is over say adherents of this position. When, if ever,

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A new Republican contract for 2014

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At this time in 1994, voters across the United States were frustrated with a Democratic president who had over-reached on health care and whose minions in both houses of Congress were helping him broaden regulations and raise taxes – all

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Why is Israel Loosing the PR Battle At American Campuses?

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From the birth of the state of Israel in 1948 to the 1980’s, comments about this Jewish nation were uniformly and reflexively positive. Jews and non-Jews alike took pride in the resourcefulness of a people who could make the desert

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Is President Obama In Touch With Reality?

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Critics have suggested that President Obama’s foreign policy is “feckless.” Some have argued the president is insouciant, a relative innocent, incapable of responding to the challenges that confront him. I see it somewhat differently. In April 2009 in Prague, President

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The Pathway To The Future

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Several decades ago the distinguished sociologist Daniel Bell wrote: “The real problem of [American] modernity is the problem of belief. To use an unfashionable term, it is a spiritual crisis, since the anchorages have proven illusory and old ones have

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Constitutional Disobedience?

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It is customary for members of the Academy to display anti-American sentiment in the form of multi-culturalism. Rarely, however, does the critique involve the Constitution itself. There is the belief that Supreme Court Justices may have overstepped their authority or

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Russian Policy and American Timidity

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As Russian troops secured the Crimean peninsula, the ruble hit a record low and the Russian stock market plummeted, even as American and European officials threaten more pain to come in the form of sanctions and the freezing of assets.

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Turkey on The Brink

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In many respects, Turkey today is an exemplar of the Middle East as a whole — a nation divided by geography, religious loyalties and politics. It is moderate in many ways, going back to the secular program of Ataturk; yet

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Anti-Zionism at Northeastern

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The flame of anti-Zionism burns brightly at Northeastern University in Boston. On the first day of Israel Apartheid Week, Students for Justice in Palestine, a group currently on probation for violating campus policies for acts of anti-Semitism and vandalism, dispersed

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Resetting Russian Policy

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With Russian armed forces seizing control of the Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, President Putin has sent a loud and clear message to President Obama. In effect, Putin contends the U.S. support for the political upheaval that dislodged a Kremlin ally, means

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