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  • November 22, 2021

    Kyle Rittenhouse and the Ticking of the Racial Clock

    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

    Tick Tock. Tick Tock.

    Not that Tik Tok! Do I look like I lip-sync and choreograph dance moves?

    I mean the ticking clock—the racial time bomb we live with each day. Many anticipated an explosion following the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, handed down on Friday. Rittenhouse killed two men and severely wounded another in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The jury found that h­­­e­­ acted in self-defense, and acquitted him of all five charges.

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  • November 8, 2021

    It's Time for Jewish Democrats to Ditch the Hard Left

    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

    The recent gubernatorial election in Virginia, with its upset win by a Republican upstart against a pillar of the Democratic establishment, is being discussed as a harbinger of election cycles to come. 

    Don’t bet on it.

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  • October 29, 2021

    The Liberal's Guide to COVID-19 Madness

    White Rose Magazine

    A virus was leaked, accidentally, from a Chinese lab, which unleashed a rapidly infectious pathogen originally found in bats. In humans, it set siege on the respiratory system. But, apparently, it took a surprising detour to the human brain and brought about, well, . . . collective insanity. No such similar dual-threat damage accompanied polio, smallpox, or the Spanish Flu.

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  • October 24, 2021

    The Calling of the Shabbos Goy

    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

    Colin Powell’s death this past week inspired testimonials of his many years of service as a military officer and American statesman. Jews largely appreciated the former Secretary of State for his support of Israel. He wasn’t averse, however, to criticizing the world’s one Jewish state.

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  • October 11, 2021

    Why Jewish Artists and Entertainers Should Never Be the Last to Know

    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

    It was a revelatory week for at least two Jewish artists who, improbably, were taken by complete surprise.

    Artists customarily profess to be apolitical, sealed off by imagination, guided by muses and not doctrines. Life is just an extension of a movie set, a blank canvas, a blinking cursor. Such purity, they say, often leaves them feeling blindsided by the harsher realities of, well, reality.

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