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Nazi Accusations Have No More Meaning

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Originally published March 3, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/4152-nazi-accusations-have-no-more-meaning   The annual gathering of Conservatives from around the country, CPAC, occurred this past week, and as usual, the trained eyes of the Left eagerly searched for weaknesses to exploit.  For a Party that thrives on conspiracy theories, this latest one is a doozy.  The story around CPAC is that the stage was deliberately designed to look like an obscure Nazi symbol no one has ever heard of. The Left, which likes to claim that conservatives fall prey to conspiracy theories like Q-Anon on a regular basis, gobbled this one up with a spoon.  The CPAC stage was apparently similar to the Odal Rune, which was used on the uniforms of the 7th Volunteer Mountain Division of the Nazi SS, which occupied a part of Yugoslavia during the war.  The symbol goes back centuries before that.  Anyone without a history doctorate in Yugoslavian history during the first half the 20th ce

Biden Plans To Re-Enter Iran Deal

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Originally published February 24, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/4107-biden-plans-to-re-enter-iran-deal   “ I   can assure you that the president...is not looking to the last presidency as the model for his foreign policy moving forward.” Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, said this in response to a tariff question, but it is indicative of the Biden administrations defining policy principle: Anything Trump did, reverse it. This includes charging right back into the atrocious Iran Deal (more formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan. of Action, or the JCPOA), which guaranteed Iran a path to a nuclear weapon by 2025 and unlimited leeway to fund terrorism without sanction.  One of the best moves of the Trump administration was pulling out of that deal, and curbing Iran’s continued aggression in the region.   As a refresher, Trump’s victories in Iran are not limited to pulling out of the Iran Deal.  2020 alone saw a great reduction in Iran’s capabilities,

Cuomo Must Go

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 Originally published February 17, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/4053-cuomo-must-go If possible, this week yielded even more revelations about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s massive nursing home scandal. Based on the evidence available to the public, Cuomo deliberately covered up nursing home deaths to avoid prosecution by the Trump Department of Justice. New Yorkers should demand his resignation. As reported by the  New York Post  on Thursday, February 11, Melissa DeRosa, secretary to Cuomo, admitted that they deliberately hid the number of nursing home deaths requested by the New York State Legislature in August 2020. According to a video conference call of a meeting with State Democratic leaders, DeRosa claims that this was “right around the same time [that then-President Donald Trump] turns this into a giant political football. He starts tweeting that we killed everyone in nursing homes.” DeRosa, attempting to explain her actions, claims that Trump made this part

Democrats Set Precedent They Will Come To Regret

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 Originally published February 10, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/4013-democrats-set-precedent-they-will-come-to-regret This past week, the Majority Democrats took a truly unprecedented step when they removed Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments after the Republicans chose not to do so. To be against such a removal is not to be pro-Greene; the situation is not nearly that binary. No one who is against the House Democrats’ action should allow himself to be tarred with the same brush that the media is attempting to paint Greene with. The best way to understand Greene, and many of the conspiracy-prone members of the Republican Coalition, is to go deeper down the rabbit hole of  The Matrix  analogy. It has long been a right-wing argument that to “take the red pill,” as Neo does in  The Matrix , is to “free your mind” to the lies and deception all around you created by the media, Hollywood, universities, and the Democrats. While it is cer

Cuomo News Isn’t News

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 Originally published February 3, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/3977-cuomo-news-isn-t-news  This week, New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against Governor Andrew Cuomo for massively undercounting the nursing home deaths that occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The suit came as a shock to many New Yorkers who have been idolizing Cuomo this past year. Anyone who was watching alternative media sources, however, was aware of this “news” for months already. Back in April, when the virus ravaged the nursing home population in New York, many questioned Cuomo’s executive order to force nursing homes to take COVID-positive patients. This was done on March 25, where the order stated, “No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the [nursing home] solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19.” New York was one of only five states to have an order that required that, and those five states had the highest death t

Biden Begins Term With Scandals And Lies

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 Originally published January 27, 2021     https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/3941-biden-begins-term-with-scandals-and-lies President Joe Biden began his term as President last week to much of the fanfare of the media. Many “objective” journalists were gushing about the “return to normalcy” that is occurring. By “normalcy” they must mean an era where, when the President lied and abused power, those falsehoods and scandals were ignored by the media. However, the American people deserve to have a record of what is occurring during the Biden administration. Scandal 1: National Guardsmen Sleep in Parking Garage For some reason, the National Guard was deployed to Washington, DC, despite there being literally zero issues on Inauguration from the right (although Antifa did destroy property in Portland and Seattle). Instead of sending these men home, the Biden administration decided to keep the ones who passed their political loyalty test (yes, members of the National Guard wer

The Orthodox Community Does Not Need A Post-Trump Reckoning

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 Originally published January 20, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/3904-the-orthodox-community-does-not-need-a-post-trump-reckoning By the time this article is published, the Presidency of Donald J. Trump will be over. For many on the conservative Right, whether they agreed or disagreed with Trump on a variety of issues, this is the end of federal conservative policies for at least two years, likely longer. Many articles were written last week that the American Orthodox Jewish community needs to reckon with its support for the President. This is not necessary, as Trump’s successes need not be forgiven, and his failures need not be apologized for by his voters. The Capitol Insurrection on Wednesday, January 6, which has been disavowed ad nauseam by Republicans, was the impetus for the myriad of articles demanding repentance from the Orthodox community writ large, a community that has outsized support for President Trump. Whether or not these authors were in favor