For those of us who believe that there is no more significant factor in the peace and prosperity of the U.S. than the success of its educational system, the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education comes as both a respite from the past and a promise for the future.
It is hardly necessary to chroncle the deterioration of the U.S. educational system in recent years, from K-12 to the halls of Ivy. Even with ESL schools, propaganda has largely replaced basic learning. On my…Continue
Rational Approach to Abortion
Perhaps we can start by agreeing that sex is fun and that abortion and childbirth are anything but.
Somehow this simple truth has been caught up in some very serious discussions about a woman’s right to choose.
My friend of longest standing in New York responded to my query of how Jews could support Obama’s obviously limp defense of Israel by asking how I could support a candidate who presumed to tell her what to do…Continue
Women’s March 2017
Kudos and admiration for the millions of mostly women who took to the streets in cities throughout the world to celebrate the rights of women to equality under the law. Their cause is just, and their peaceful means of expressing it most admirable.
My observations about the march, which may not be known to many of its participants, are:
One of the principal organizers of the event is one Linda Sarsour, a proponent of Sharia law. Now hold…Continue
Hail to the Chief!
What explains how a successful businessman with no prior political experience and with no mercenary motive is now being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States?
Add to the question that Donald Trump has withstood from every conceivable source attacks from the silly to the scurrilous, from the childish to the churlish. Fortunately, due to the magic of videotape, Trump can relish forever the sneering and laughing…Continue