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Who’s To Blame For The ‘Do-Nothing Congress?’

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Originally published December 3, 2019
https://www.dailywire.com/news/hill-whos-to-blame-for-the-do-nothing-congress



As the year 2019 comes to a close, many will reflect upon their own productivity and accomplishments over the past 12 months. Fortunately for America’s elected representatives in Congress, they don’t need much time. Congress has done little to nothing in terms of “major legislation” — so much so that any bill that hits the president’s desk makes national news. Since September, one of President Trump’s favorite phrases on Twitter has been “Do Nothing Democrats,” thereby blaming the House majority for the lack of meaningful legislation in this calendar year. Given Trump’s tendency to exaggerate, a legitimate question to ask is: Which is actually the worst offender, the Democratic-controlled House or the Republican-controlled Senate? Knowing they were at a partisan impasse on most topics important to the American people, the House seemed to  largely focus on investigating Pr…

Impeachment Inquiry Is A 2020 Electoral Strategy

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Originally published November 20, 2019
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/1530-impeachment-inquiry-is-a-2020-electoral-strategy



The partisan impeachment inquiry is in full swing, with testimonies from third and fourth parties, lifelong bureaucrats, and other people who are called before Congress to complain about Trump in the books. All the testimony has not realistically changed one mind in the country. If you thought Trump was guilty and worthy of impeachment before, you still do. If you thought that Trump was innocent and the Democrats are just trying to undo 2016 election results they didn’t like, that thought hasn’t changed either. The only thing that is painfully obvious is that this whole inquiry is the Democrats trying out a new electoral strategy because they know that they will lose 2020. First, let’s examine the slate of candidates that lead in the national and state polling for the Democrats. Joe Biden can’t speak two coherent sentences in a row. Elizabeth W…

Cory Booker Diagnoses Education Problem, Gets Wrong Solution

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In an op-ed for The New York Times, Presidential Candidate and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker lamented the Democratic Party’s dogmatic devotion to the public school system.  Touting his own record as mayor of Newark and his personal history of living in an area with good public schools, Booker diagnoses a legitimate problem in the education system.  However, if the goal is to provide equitable education choices for all students, his solution falls short. 

“Parents in struggling communities across the country are going to extraordinary lengths to try to get their children into great public schools,” Booker writes.  “There is even a trend of children’s guardians using fake addresses to enroll them in better schools in nearby neighborhoods or towns — living in fear of hired investigators who follow children home to verify their addresses.”  The issue, in short, is a lack of choice.  Parents in urban, suburban, and rural areas around the country are locked into the public school district…

‘OK Boomer’ Has Become An Intergenerational War Cry

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Originally published November 13, 2019
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/1481-ok-boomer-has-become-an-intergenerational-war-cry



Recently, a new trend has been occurring on social media, pushed forward by the Millennial left for the purpose of shutting up their grandparents’ generation. The response of “OK Boomer” as a dismissive reaction to the thoughts and comments of anyone who espouses conservative ideology has become so pervasive that it was even used by a young member of the New Zealand Parliament during a floor speech. The irony, however, is that the Millennials who think so poorly of those who came before them are poised to repeat, nay, expand on Baby Boomers’ greatest mistakes.

Millennials (born between 1981 and 1996) blame Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) for the problems in today’s world: the debt crisis, Climate Change, high costs of housing, healthcare, and college. For the most part, Millennials have a good point. The Baby Boomer generation, parti…

Democrats At J Street Embolden Terrorists

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Originally published November 6, 2019
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/1431-democrats-at-j-street-embolden-terrorists



Last week, a strong correlation occurred between two events on different sides of the world. The first was the appearance of major Democratic Party presidential contenders Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg at J Street’s annual conference, where they promised in some degree or another to radically shift American policy towards Israel. The second is the renewed rocket fire from Hamas terrorists in Gaza, who lay dormant for nearly a month.

Here is some background on J Street, which at this point is well known for its rabid anti-Israel stances and policy positions. According to OpenSecrets.org, which tracks contributions to political campaigns, J Street outspends every other Israel-related PAC, and they contribute solely to Democrats. Following the logic of the Left’s attacks on groups like the NRA, top-tier Democrats could be said to be…

Democrats Look To Monopolize Information By Attacking Facebook

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Originally published October 30, 2019
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/1382-democrats-look-to-monopolize-information-by-attacking-facebook



Last week, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook and the eighth richest person in the world, was brought before Congress so he can be raked over the coals for his company’s most recent policies. Ostensibly a hearing about Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, the inquiry quickly devolved into attacks on Facebook’s unwillingness to go along with the Democrats’ plan to regulate speech and prevent voters from hearing from all candidates.

Facebook, along with other sites like Twitter and YouTube, have been the subject of scrutiny for years following the 2016 election. Many Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, blame Facebook for President Trump’s victory. Many Republicans are scared of the social media giant, because they look at Facebook as actively trying to suppress conservative speech. The new media hates Facebook, because it gives a …

Joe Murray Brings The Fight To Melinda Katz For Queens DA

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Originally published October 24, 2019
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/1348-joe-murray-brings-the-fight-to-melinda-katz-for-queens-da



The Queens Jewish community breathed a collective sigh of relief when the final ballots were counted in the Democratic Primary race for Queens DA. Tiffany Cabán, a progressive socialist in the same ilk as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (who endorsed her) frightened people so much that there was an immediate voter registration drive with an urging to register as a Democrat. If Queens is so deeply Blue, then logic would dictate that even the conservative voter should register as a Democrat so that a more mainstream politician would reach the general election. The Democratic mainstream, however, has gone so far to the left that a lifelong Democrat is now running against Melinda Katz as a Republican.

Joe Murray was a police officer in the NYPD from 1987 to 2002. According to Murray’s campaign website, in 2001 he was defending h…

Demi Lovato, the Portland Trailblazers and you

Originally published November 4, 2019
https://www.jns.org/opinion/demi-lovato-the-portland-trailblazers-and-you/

Of all the enemies of the State of Israel, only one often harms more non-Israelis than Israelis: the BDS movement.

The BDS movement is so ineffective at damaging the Israeli economy that it can more accurately be categorized as an anti-associated-with-Israel group, not an anti-Israel group. Every day, Israel-supporting Americans, now including singer Demi Lovato and the Portland Trailblazers basketball team, become the targets of the BDS movement’s hate-filled agenda.

Lovato, a Christian with Jewish ancestry, traveled to Israel in early October, where she was baptized in the Jordan River, visited the Western Wall, met with special-needs children and toured Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. She posted pictures about these experiences to her 74 million Instagram followers.

She did not take a political position, meet with Israeli leaders or discuss regional issues. There are uncon…

HILL: The Only Way To Keep AOC Off The Public Dole Forever

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Originally published November 13, 2019
https://www.dailywire.com/news/hill-the-only-way-to-keep-aoc-off-the-public-dole-forever



Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) (AOC) has hit the 2020 campaign trail with Bernie Sanders. The freshman congresswoman from New York has frequently been seen with the octogenarian from Vermont since she endorsed him a few weeks ago. Comments on their myriad of social media posts are replete with calls from the Right for her to be voted out, and that people can’t wait for AOC to no longer be a part of public life. Everyone should buckle their seatbelts, though, because AOC will be with us for the rest of her life.

AOC represents a D+29 district located in the Bronx and Queens; the district has been a Democrat stronghold for nearly a century. AOC was the first truly successful story of the Justice Democrats’ plan to shift the Democrats leftward: Primary an entrenched, moderate Democrat in a deep blue district and bank on low turnout. This worked once in her …

Investigation Into UK Labour Should Be A Warning To Democrats

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Originally published June 12, 2019


After years of allegations of anti-Semitism, the UK Labour Party has become the subject of a formal investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, a UK watchdog group. While the BBC claims that the party has been plagued by these allegations since mid-2016, the roots of the issue are deeper than that. An analysis of the infestation of anti-Semitism in Labour shows dangerous comparisons to the anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party. If the Democrats ignore it, as they have been doing so far, they too will be tarred with this reputation for a generation. It is important to understand that not all forms of bigotry are equal. Racism against blacks is not the same as anti-Semitism. Racism against blacks is rooted in treating them as if they are inferior in morals, intelligence, etc., because of their skin color. Anti-Semitism has multiple components, including Jews controlling the media and governments, and are a general threat to society that …

The American left is not pro-Palestinian

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Originally published September 17, 2019
https://www.jns.org/opinion/the-american-left-is-not-pro-palestinian/?fbclid=IwAR0YOJ7PrPUeLp3WMJTh2RzrvhQTmX000JLeUR_OZlgWUMyi1Zmhs2y5vQ0
Americans who truly want to help Palestinians will have to go it alone—U.S. left-wing organizations just aren’t interested.



(September 17, 2019 / JNS) As Israel heads into its second set of elections this year, the latest talking point of the American anti-Israel left is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayahu’s pledge last week to formalize Israel’s sovereignty over the Jordan Valley. Media outlets, anti-Israel organizations and leftist politicians have all falsely claimed that Israel was annexing the West Bank. Not only is this far from the truth, it highlights the fact that these groups are not pro-Palestinian, only anti-Israel. American Jewry is woefully misinformed about the issues of the Palestinian community. According to the popular narrative, the only thing in the way of Palestinian prosperity is Isr…