The state of Palestine? Still mired in Jew hatred

Palestinian rhetoric and behavior reflect their honest intentions: their official organs and most of their leaders seek Israel’s destruction. With the Palestinians talking Israel to the International Criminal Court and trying to kick Israel out of the international soccer league, FIFA, while still boycotting normal, constructive, personal, economic or cultural ties with Israel, their war […]

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America’s Forgotten First Black Millionaire And Inventor of San Francisco

Danish, Jewish, Caribbean, Black: This American success story was all of these and more. One hundred seventy years ago, President James Knox Polk appointed a new American Vice Consul to a Mexican outpost in California. The representative was a dark-skinned, industrious, somewhat mysterious, occasionally tempestuous, but usually friendly 35-year-old. When this bachelor died of brain […]

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Genteel anti-Semitism is still Jew hatred!

The shift from Enlightenment Politics to Identity Politics created a polarized culture with protected classes and acceptable targets. This week, the foreign ministry’s Global Forum against Anti-Semitism convenes in Jerusalem. In an age of massacres and rank hatred, it is easy to concentrate on traditional anti-Semitism, the crude Jew-hatred surging on the Web, from Islamists, […]

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Ely Parker, The Civil War’s Native American General

Called a “real American” by Robert E. Lee, Parker was a uniquely American success story. Most anniversary commemorations of the Confederacy’s surrender 150-years ago in April, 1865, overlooked a meaningful exchange at that little courthouse in Appomattox, Va. After the proud defeated commander, Robert E. Lee, formally surrendered to the short, squat, sloppy winner, Ulysses […]

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Hillary: The Great American Phrasemaker

Her ability to coin a phrase has defined both her career path and the path of American women. Although most people see Bill Clinton as the great American statesman, few realize Hillary Clinton is the great family phrasemaker. Bill Clinton has always been too much the quicksilver seducer wooing crowds to be the Churchillian orator […]

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