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Was Trump Solely Responsible For Capitol Insurrection? No.

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 Originally published January 13, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/3852-was-trump-solely-responsible-for-capitol-insurrection-no  January 6, 2021, should be remembered as one of the darkest days in American history. It was a day where extremists stormed the United States Capitol in an attempt to force Congress to overturn the results of an election. Democrats, media, Big Tech, and others are placing the blame solely on President Trump. The House of Representatives introduced Articles of Impeachment for Inciting an Insurrection, even though Trump will be out of office in less than two weeks. Despite the narrative, this event, like other dark moments, did not occur without months, even years, of build-up. So far, January 6 has been compared to some of the worst days in human history. However, in terms of the power rankings of dark days in America, 1/6/21 certainly ranks lower than its colleagues. It is exceeded by dates such as April 12, 1861 (start of Civil War),

The Curse Of Cuomo

 Originally published January 6, 2020 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/3812-the-curse-of-cuomo New York Times  bestselling author Governor Andrew Cuomo, who literally wrote the book on how to defeat COVID, is a blight on this once-great state.  That’s it.  That’s the article. But just in case more explanation is needed, Cuomo is completely botching the rollout of the COVID vaccine.  This is no surprise, as he botched the response to COVID in the first place.  However, according to the sycophantic media that praises his every move, he is the embodiment of leadership.  His daily press briefings have earned him an Emmy award and his aforementioned book is a bestseller. His hypocrisy on the vaccine predates his incompetence on dispersing it to the public.  In September, he publicly sowed doubt and confusion about the efficacy and reliability of the yet-to-be-released vaccine, claiming, “Frankly, I’m not going to trust the federal government’s opinion, and I wouldn’t recom

The Biggest 2020 Story Nobody Talks About

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Originally published December 30, 2020 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/3775-the-biggest-2020-story-nobody-talks-about   The world breathes a collective sigh of relief that 2020 is at an end.  It is superstitious, perhaps, to believe that when the clock chimes midnight on New Year’s, the problems of 2020 will be behind us. Nevertheless, the general public remains hopeful that 2021 will be better than its predecessor. However, as painful as 2020 was, this year saw one of the greatest accomplishments of the Trump presidency: the decimation of Iran as a regional power. Most people probably forgot that in the waning days of 2019 and beginning of 2020, President Trump ordered a strike against Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in retaliation for a coordinated attack on the American embassy in Baghdad.  While the Democrats and their media talking heads were loudly condemning the strike, claiming it would lead to World War III, there was practically no retaliation, save a stri

All Eyes On Georgia

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 Originally published December 23, 2020 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/3729-all-eyes-on-georgia As the end of the year approaches and the future of Washington politics is taking shape, the Senate race in Georgia is taking on far greater importance than a normal runoff election would.  Should the Democrats win, there will be a 50-50 split in the Senate (with Vice President Harris as the tie-breaker), a Democrat House majority, and a Democrat President.  There will be little to nothing to stop the socialist leftwing of the Democratic Party from enacting their policies. The policies on the table include Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and an open border.  Each of these alone will force the government to borrow more and more money, something that the United States cannot do in perpetuity.  However, what’s at stake is greater than spending money that the government doesn’t have. The Democrats have shown willingness to fundamentally change the system so they are nev

The Crime Of The Century

 Originally published December 16, 2020 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/3683-the-crime-of-the-century With the Electors in each state casting their votes, it seems that Joe Biden will be inaugurated President on January 20. This is truly unfortunate for the nation and the world, as President Trump’s foreign and domestic policies have yielded some of the most accomplished - albeit unconventional - four years in the White House in decades.  This, and other reasons, are why so many are still clinging to hope that a constitutional loophole can be found to keep Trump in office. Make no mistake about it: This election was stolen - but not in any way that can be legally overturned.  Biden barely stuck his head out of the basement, but he didn’t need to. The election was won for him by three culprits: the media and Big Tech, the states, and the poll workers. First, the media and Big Tech, which ran Biden’s campaign for him.  Not only did they spend the entirety of the Trump

No, It’s Not ‘Just A Mask’

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 Originally posted December 9, 2020 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/3642-no-it-s-not-just-a-mask For the better part of a year, there has been a growing political divide between those who would wear a mask and those who wouldn’t. Each side of the divide is boggled by the rationale of the other side, and there seems to be little actual debate between the two. For Democrats, wearing a mask is a small sacrifice for the greater good. For Republicans, it’s just one step on an increasingly slippery slope that America is tumbling down. Let’s make one thing clear: While masks should be worn indoors and in close-quartered spaces, the efficacy of masks is unproven in the real world. In laboratory environments, when subjects don the appropriate gear with the appropriate training, of course masks and PPE are effective. But we don’t live in a lab, and not all masks are the same. Neck gaiters, for example, actually are shown to do  less  than no mask at all, as particles become ae

Exhausted From Rigging Election, Media Now Prepare To Hibernate

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 Originally published December 2, 2020 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/3599-exhausted-from-rigging-election-media-now-prepare-to-hibernate A return to normalcy was the stated goal of the Biden campaign, and the media is eager to comply. In a “normal” Washington, the supposed firefighters of the truth forget that they have a job and a duty to the American people. Between 2009 and 2016, the media’s main job was to create a fictional President named Barack Obama who was good at his job, as opposed to the actual Barack Obama who was anything but. Now that they deemed Biden the winner of the 2020 election (despite the fact that ongoing lawsuits and lack of concession or certification mean that he is not yet President-Elect), the media are ready to “return to normalcy,” which is being the lapdog of the Democrats. The media have earned their break. They have spent four years doing their jobs of holding the President of the United States accountable, even when they have to c

Election Reform Must Be The Senate GOP’s First Priority

 Originally published November 25, 2020 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/3557-election-reform-must-be-the-senate-gop-s-first-priority With the massive allegations of voter fraud laid out by Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and the rest of the Trump team, it’s obvious to all that the 2020 elections were a massive disaster. Regardless of who takes the oath of office in January, election reform should be a bipartisan issue at the top of everyone’s list. Unfortunately, it seems that Democrats consistently want to open the floodgates to further fraud, so it will be up to the Senate Republicans to write the bill and force Democrats to vote against it. Here are just a few of the policies that must be implemented to secure our elections. National Voter ID Laws The most obvious way to secure elections is also the most controversial, at least for Democrats. For anyone who thinks logically, an ID should be necessary to vote, to ensure that the person who is registered is the person

So, Who Won The Election?

 Originally published November 18, 2020 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/3510-so-who-won-the-election Despite the media’s continued insistence, Joe Biden is not yet the President-Elect. He is the projected winner; but until the states certify the vote or Trump concedes, this election is still undecided. However, even if Joe Biden takes the oath of office in January, who really won this election? Is Joe Biden strong enough to withstand the pressure coming in from his left? Biden, through his near-five decades of public service, has demonstrated that he will constantly be pushed further left. He was all for overturning Roe v. Wade in the 1970s, then was pro-abortion but with restrictions, then said no restrictions but no federal funding, and now is calling for taxpayer-funded abortions. He was for the 1994 crime bill, but is now against it. He was against Medicare for all, but pushed for a “lite” version of it. When Biden campaigned on a “return to normalcy,” nobody ask

What America Lost, And What It Gained

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 Originally posted November 11, 2020 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/3466-what-america-lost-and-what-it-gained At the time of this writing, there is no certified winner of the 2020 presidential election. Do not inform the Democrats, the media, or Big Tech, however, as they are inappropriately referring to Joe Biden as “President-Elect” while there is pending legal action in multiple states. If President Trump should end his tenure after one term, it will be the most accomplished term in decades, and truly shows what America would lose with him out of the White House. Trump’s foreign policy has been the highlight of his presidency. He signed new trade deals, stopped aggression from North Korea and Russia, and pushed allies to contribute more to NATO. He withdrew from the UN Human Rights Watch, defunded Palestinian terror, and put new sanctions on Iran. He facilitated the greatest peace in the Middle East in a quarter century. Trump-haters will point to polling of Trum

Israelis Finally Agree On An Election: It’s Trump!

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 Originally posted November 4, 2020 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/3421-israelis-finally-agree-on-an-election-it-s-trump  Israelis are not known to give any elected leader a strong majoritarian mandate after an election. In the last few years, the Israeli people took to the polls three times, and never gave any party the ability for a meaningful coalition to be formed. However, when it comes to the US election, the choice is clear. Israelis want President Donald J. Trump to be re-elected. A recent poll conducted by the Direct Falls Research Institute showed that Israelis prefer Trump over challenger Joe Biden a whopping 63.3% to 18.8%. It’s not surprising that Biden polls so low. His most recent and infamous addition to his resume is being the Vice President to Barack Obama, who consistently undermined Israel. Between the Iran Deal, throwing Israel under the bus at the United Nations, and sending taxpayer funds to oust Prime Minister Netanyahu, there is no love lost

Go Vote!

 Originally published October 28, 2020 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/3372-go-vote (The opinions expressed below are those of the author and are not an endorsement by the  Queens Jewish Link  of any candidate.) The 2020 election season is nearly over, with early in-person voting already underway. It’s been an exhaustingly long year, and given the unpredictability of the mail-in voting, we already know that we won’t know who the next President will be on election night. Everyone must go and vote, in person, as soon as possible. And when you vote, vote for President Donald J. Trump. The positives of Trump’s first term are too numerous to count. He headed up the strongest economy the country has ever seen. He destroyed ISIS. He stopped Russian aggression into Syria and Ukraine. He has pushed the Korean Peninsula closer to peace than they have been for 70 years. He facilitated the USMCA. He passed tax cuts. He signed the First Step Act. He signed the Right to Try Act. H

Far Rockaway Bais Yaakov Sues Cuomo, De Blasio, And Other Officials

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 Originally published October 21, 2020 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/3327-far-rockaway-bais-yaakov-sues-cuomo-de-blasio-and-other-officials Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Attorney General Letitia James, and others have been named as defendants in a lawsuit filed by Bais Yaakov Ateres Miriam (BYAM) of Far Rockaway. The suit claims that Cuomo has violated their constitutional rights and specifically targeted the Orthodox Jewish community when implementing his latest series of lockdowns. Filed by Yitzchok Lebovitz and Chana Shapiro-Lebovitz on behalf of their daughters, the 33-page complaint breaks down their compliance with the Governor’s office to date, the need for in-person learning, and the comments made by Cuomo that show that this is targeted discrimination against the Jewish community. School closure, the suit argues, is unnecessary, as “the Governor himself openly admits” that COVID-19 is “not being spread by schools,” and the Mayor agrees that