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Lies, Damn Lies and the New York Times on Israel

Lies, Damn Lies and the New York Times on Israel

Earlier this week a non-partisan judicial committee in Israel, headed up by retired Supreme Court justice Edmund Levy, released it’s report on the legal status of Judea and Samaria. The main finding of the report was the legality of the

Netanyahu Unyielding in Meeting with Obama

Netanyahu Unyielding in Meeting with Obama

Less than a year ago, Barack Obama surprised Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu with a call for a total freeze on Jewish building in Judea and Samaria after the annual AIPAC conference. In turn, Netanyahu unloaded on Obama with a

BBC's 'Sherlock': Season Two Stunning Opener

As is apparent from perusing Big Hollywood for any given amount of time that the current crop of Prime Time Television shows leave quite a bit to be desired. There is also nothing new under the sun, plots are rehashed,

Krugman Excommunicates Politifact For Disagreeing With Him

It’s true that Paul Krugman says some outlandish things- from heartily embracing the criminal Occupy folks to continuing to believe whole heartedly in Keynesian economics well past its sell date, Krugman is happy to beclown himself. Given the opportunity, and

Gingrich and the Imaginary Palestinians

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has caused something of a storm with his latest statements on foreign policy. Earlier in the week he threw the leftist MSM into a bit of a tizzy with his promise to appoint John Bolton to

Dear Newsmax, Eason Jordan? Really?

There have been a great number of debates this primary season. Some have been more interesting than others. Some have been soporific and a few have had some exciting moments. While there may be those who take issue with how

The New York Times and The Dreaded Tea Party Jihad

The Democrat talking points are out. There is one that seems to have been circulated to all the usual suspects amongst the liberal illuminati and they are repeating it over and over ad nauseum. The talking point in question? The

Friedman Pulls the Hezbollah Card

I would hope most people reading this have, at some point, heard of Godwin’s Law and its most famous corollaries. The most well known amongst them being that as soon as someone compares a person or position they disagree with

A Brief History of Comics: Part II

As they moved into the 70s the world of comic books began to change again. Superheroes were no longer the perfect ubermen of the DC universe, they now struggled with real human foibles as they tried to do the right

A Brief History of Comic Books: Part I

Ed. Note: Part two of this excellent series runs tomorrow at the same time. — J.N. I will come right out and admit it. I am a geek. I am a hardcore geek. I revel in many different realms of

The Cult of Irony and the Washington Post

I sometimes wonder if the opinion writers for the Washington Post let anyone read their articles before they get published. The main stream media at one point prided itself for its “layers of editors and fact checkers,” but they seem

Zakaria's Version of Reality Built on Contradictions

We are told Fareed Zakaria is an intelligent man, a man of letters and a journalist. With his latest article in TIME, I’m just not seeing it. It is full of contradictions and transparent attacks on conservatives followed by praise

Schrodinger's Flotilla

Summer has finally arrived and the thoughts of bored progressives and rabid jihadists turn to one thing, trying to destroy Israel. Yes, it’s that time of year again when hundreds of busybody do-gooders team up with hundreds of blood thirsty

Explaining History To Thomas Friedman. Again.

Sometimes I get tired of hashing over the same arguments again and again. Unfortunately “respected” people keep making the same debunked arguments again and again, ignoring hundreds of years of history and thinking that, this time, things will be different.

Explaining History To Thomas Friedman. Again.

Sometimes I get tired of hashing over the same arguments again and again. Unfortunately “respected” people keep making the same debunked arguments again and again, ignoring hundreds of years of history and thinking that, this time, things will be different.

Leonard Nimoy: Spock Wants to Divide Jerusalem

There is nothing that says “expert on Middle Eastern conflict resolution” more than playing an alien on television. So, the consummate expert has penned a missive to Americans for Peace Now on how he sees an end to the Arab-Israeli

Weinergate Is Like… Bristol Palin's Pregnancy

One should generally try to avoid ad hominem attacks when attempting to engage one’s political opponents but, occasionally, it is hard to avoid them. There is so much stupid happening over at MSNBC. It is a real bone deep stupid,

Newsweek: Joplin Tradgey Sign of Climate Change to Come

I’m not sure where it comes from, but there seems to be an innate human need to blame natural disasters on human failings. This receives much deserved ridicule when religious fanatics blame earthquakes on a preponderance of cleavage. The non-religious

AP Gives Up On Impartiality When Dealing with Israel

The Associated Press was, at one point, considered a reputable news source. Founded in 1846, its “news” articles and photographs are published in 1700 newspapers and used by thousands more television and radio broadcasters. There have been some controversies in

TIME sees the "Arab Spring" in Israel Invasion

May 14th. On this day 63 years ago the Modern state of Israel was founded, it is celebrated yearly on the Hebrew date as Yom HaAtzmaut, Independence Day. More recently another name has been attached to it; “Nakba.” Nakba is

Vampire Slayer: Buffy the Conservative

Ed. Note: Please welcome Evan to Big Hollywood and encourage his return. –JN I’ll admit I came a bit late to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” I had seen the rather silly cinematic version on VHS at a friend’s house, but

Helen Thomas, Too Controversial Even for CodePink

Helen Thomas is in the news again. This time not for saying something outrageous, but for not saying anything. Since her unceremonious firing from Hearst, Thomas has been the darling of the Anti-Israel left. She was even awarded a lifetime

Less Spending = More Jobs + Better Services

Well, the earthquake we all waited for finally hit. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled his budget proposal for the next ten years. Originally expected to include $4 trillion in cuts, it ended up with more than $6 trillion. As expected,

Why wouldn't the Times publish the Goldstone Retraction?

In April of 2009, the United Nations Human Rights Council commissioned a report on the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians that had taken place the previous winter. That report is colloquially known as the Goldstone Report, so named for

The Media and Terror

Almost three weeks ago two terrorists walked into a residential home in a small community and, in cold blood, slaughtered five people. In a world mostly inured to violence and death this act was a watershed moment to many people

Peter Beinart Misses the Point of the King Hearings

Peter Beinart is at it again. He, in his capacity as Senior Political Writer for the Daily Beast, has attempted to tar Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and, by association, his fellow Republicans with the stain of religious intolerance. If you

Peter Beinart's 'Fail' On Middle East Policy

Peter Beinart, who writes for the Daily Beast, is clueless. I say this because I don’t quite understand how he sees the Middle East. He takes various conservative pundits to task for selectively pushing Democracy. He brings examples of where