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Posted: Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:41 | Political Insider

Israel was mentioned only three times, almost in passing, in Thursday night's sixth GOP presidential debate  -- there's one more, in Des Moines, before the February 1 Iowa Caucus. It was a matter of retracing old grounds with nothing new to add.

Posted: Thu, 01/14/2016 - 12:06 | Political Insider

What did Ted Cruz really mean when he said Donald Trump represents "New York values?"

On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, where the evangelical vote is critical for Republicans and the Texas senator and New York real estate mogul are in a virtual dead heat, they've broken their bromance and begun trashing each other.

Trump has polished up his birther credentials and changed targets from Barack Obama to the Canadian-born Cruz. 

Posted: Sun, 01/03/2016 - 16:48 | Political Insider

It was a year that saw historic advances in gay rights, freedom for a long-serving Israeli spy, the overthrow of a Speaker of the House, Israeli lawmakers felled by charges of sexual harassment, a PM on his way to jail for corruption and a major political defeat for AIPAC and Bibi Netanyahu.

Posted: Fri, 01/01/2016 - 18:32 | Political Insider

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signaled he plans to name as his next interior minister a convicted felon who went to prison for bribery and corruption the last time he held that job.

Posted: Thu, 12/31/2015 - 12:47 | Political Insider

When I heard Ted Cruz boast that that he'll "carpet bomb [ISIS] into oblivion" to see if "sand can glow in the dark," and Donald Trump bloviate about how he plans to "bomb the shit" out of ISIS, I was taken back to January 20, 1981.

I'd taken my family to the Mall to watch the Inauguration of Ronald Reagan.  He wasn't going to be another wimp like Jimmy Carter; no, he would get tough with America's enemies, starting with Iran, which had held 52 American diplomats and other citizens hostage for 444 days.

Posted: Wed, 12/30/2015 - 11:49 | Political Insider

It's that time of year.  The joyous season of giving.  No, I'm not talking about Chanukah, Christmas or Kwanza.

It's the time of year when we are flooded with appeals for money, not just in the spirit of generosity in this holiday season but because there's just a few days left to write those checks and get a tax deduction for the entire year.