ANDREW BOSTOM: WAITING FOR PERRY AND ROMNEY ON PROSECUTION OF US MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD FRONT GROUPS Romney and Perry Lagging Behind on Commitment to Prosecution of US Muslim Brotherhood Front Groups? Kudos to the dogged and intrepid J. Mark Campbell of The United West, who has obtained video recorded commitments from Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Herman Cain to pursue and prosecute the major Muslim Brotherhood front groups currently operating […]

ROBERT SPENCER: PALARAB STATE WILL NOT BRING PEACE Millions around the world believe that when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas submitted an application to the United Nations Friday for admission of Palestine as an independent state, he was setting the stage for a new era of peace in the Middle East.  Unfortunately, nothing is more certain than that those hopes—like all the […]


One of the problems in trying to select a leader for any large organization or institution is the tendency to start out looking for Superman, passing up many good people who fail to meet that standard, and eventually ending up settling for a warm body.

Some Republicans seem to be longing for another Ronald Reagan. Good luck on that one, unless you are prepared to wait for several generations. Moreover, even Ronald Reagan himself did not always act like Ronald Reagan.

The current outbreak of “gotcha” attacks on Texas Governor Rick Perry show one of the other pitfalls for those who are trying to pick a national leader. The three big sound-bite issues used against him during the TV “debates” have involved Social Security, immigration and a vaccine against cervical cancer.

Where these three issues have been discussed at length, whether in a few media accounts or in Governor Perry’s own more extended discussions in an interview on Sean Hannity’s program, his position was far more reasonable than it appeared to be in either his opponents’ sound bites or even in his own abbreviated accounts during the limited time available in the TV “debate” format.


Wall Street Journal: Review & Outlook Texas’s Immigration Choices Rick Perry’s pragmatism draws fire from his presidential rivals.

Most children of illegal immigrants – some 73%, according to the Pew Hispanic Center – are U.S. citizens by birth. But as of 2008 there were 1.5 million children in the U.S. who are illegal. The Supreme Court has ruled that these children are entitled to a K-12 education. Lawmakers in Texas, which is home to the nation’s second-largest illegal population after California, determined that tuition breaks for these residents made economic sense. So did the state’s business community, which lobbied for the measure on the grounds that a better educated population would translate into stronger economic growth.

State tax officials estimated that increased college enrollment by illegal immigrants would be budget neutral. It would bring in new students who would pay tuition, and those students who graduated would produce increased tax payments to the state. A college graduate’s lifetime earnings are nearly double those of someone with only a high school diploma. The Dallas Morning News has reported that in 2009 illegal immigrants who were taking advantage of the tuition subsidy were 1% of the state’s million-plus college students. The program is hardly the draw on state coffers that critics have claimed.

PUTIN’S RESET: FRANK GAFFNEY To the uninitiated, Vladimir Putin has seemingly just undertaken what President Obama might call a “reset” of the Russian political landscape. In fact, the prime minister’s announcement Saturday that he would swap offices with the current president, Dmitry Medvedev, just clarifies an abiding reality:  There is not, and since at least 2000 never has […]

MARTIN SHERMAN: BILL CLINTON GETS INTO THE JIMMY CARTER MODE AND BLAMES ISRAEL Bill Clinton joins bon-ton trend of Bibi-baiting throwing some outrageous ethno-religious slurs of his own into the anti-Israel mix. Do whatever you want, you and your family in your home, worship whatever you want, but there has not been, nor will be a church [in the kingdom]… … I do not forget we have […]

MICHAEL CUTLER RESPONDS TO “THE DREAM ACT” AND THE SENATE OPPOSITION Hi Gang: The Washington Times published an important story yesterday, September 27 that was written by one of the most experienced journalists who has been covering the “immigration beat” for many years, Jerry Seper.  His article is the basis for my commentary this evening. Jerry reported on how 18 members of the United States […]

JERRY SEPER: OBAMA FLOUTS LAW ON DEPORTATIONS Eighteen Republican senators led by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s ranking member, Sen. Charles E. Grassley, are questioning the Obama administration’s immigration policies, saying they go beyond the scope of the law and allow those who entered the country illegally to remain. Citing a June 17 memo from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and […]

BUDAPEST-THE ANTI-SEMITICJOBBIK PARTY ON THE RISE ‘Budapest – Europe’s Capital of Anti-Semitism’ The rise of right-wing and anti-Semitic parties heralds a new wave of anti-Semitism that is headquartered in Budapest, Der Spiegel reports. The rise of right-wing and anti-Semitic parties heralds a new wave of anti-Semitism that is headquartered in Budapest, Der Spiegel reports. A long and thorough analysis by […]


Tomorrow night is the beginning of the New Jewish Year. It is really a miracle worth pondering. 5,772 years of problems, bickering, lapses in faith and judgment, Islamic hatred, Inquisition, ghettos, oppressions, pogroms and the Holocaust when one of every three Jews was killed.

But, look at what happened to others …..Mesopotamians? Gone. Holy Roman Empire? Gone. Hellenists? Gone. Ottoman Empire? Gone. Nazis? Gone. The Soviet Evil Empire? Gone. The Phillistines? Well they’re still around even in the United States congress and the media and the European Union.

And we, the Jewish people are still here, and Israel is a modern miracle and answer to the centuries of prayers. Perfect? No. But unlike its barbarian neighbors and despite its bashers, Israel lives and thrives and is defended by the finest and most patriotic Israel Defense Forces…..bless them. We American Jews live in the sunniest corner of the world….bless the good old USA.

That magic chain that started in Hebron is still unbroken despite some weakened links but we still here.

As we used to say in The Bronx, the only borough preceded by the word “the” for good reason….I wish you all my friends and e-pals ” a happy and a healthy”….year that brings health, joy and success to all good people. L’Chaim!