Leftist Revolutions Have No Limits

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has an interesting video on Facebook discussing the legacy of slavery and Confederate statues—particularly the statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville where protesters came to blows over the weekend. It is an excellent video. Normally I'd agree with the content 100 percent. Growing up in New York, I had

By | 2017-08-16T15:02:34+00:00 August 15th, 2017|

Trump’s Error: Failing to Follow the Left’s Talking Points

As I watched President Trump’s initial reaction to the violence in Charlottesville from Bedminster, New Jersey, I felt proud of our nation’s new leader. At 3:36 p.m. on Saturday, he appeared for a press conference and after thanking our nation’s veterans, he addressed “the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia.” His opening line,

By | 2017-08-16T11:09:41+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

McAuliffe’s Progressive Government Riot

For over a century, police and military have been used successfully to contain possible violence between demonstrators and their opponents in our communities. Everyone knows how it works. One hardly need reinvent the wheel to support the conduct of decent civil demonstrations. By simply interposing a police cordon between the opposing factions and

By | 2017-08-16T15:01:51+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

What the #GoogleMemo Reveals About the Left

Much digital ink has been spilled over the recent #GoogleMemo incident: why former Google employee James Damore should have been fired, why he shouldn’t have been fired, what this says about political correctness, what this says about conservatives’ hypocrisy and fitness for the tech industry, etc. But precious little has been said about

By | 2017-08-14T18:01:49+00:00 August 11th, 2017|

Of Memos and Pitchforks

James Damore had to be fired. There was no way around it. He spoke out, eloquently, against orthodoxy and if history is any guide, he'll be lucky to escape with merely a loss of employment. I'm less disconsolate about his ouster—as that was a foregone conclusion—as I am troubled by the cultural tempest

By | 2017-08-14T17:35:12+00:00 August 11th, 2017|

Google Memo Wasn’t ‘Anti-Diversity’—It Was for the Wrong Kind

Let’s discuss the Google memo heard ’round the world. (Because Silicon Valley’s fetid, politically correct group think is slightly less depressing than the ratcheting tensions with North Korea.) The 10-page “anti-diversity screed” (as tech site Gizmodo called it) was neither. Nor was it a “rant” or a “jeremiad.” If you read it—and it’s

By | 2017-08-14T10:52:17+00:00 August 10th, 2017|