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“A day after Donald Trump highlighted the unfair use of the Value-Added Tax by America’s trading partners in the first presidential debate, Congressmen Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Walter Jones (R-NC) reintroduced the bipartisan Border Tax Equity Act in Congress to do exactly what Mr. Trump said should be done: negotiate a deal promptly with the

Is Christianity to Blame for Everything Bad?

Jerry Newcombe,  Earlier this month in Philadelphia, there was the 17th annual “White Privilege Conference,” which a friend describes as a “liberal confab devoted to self-abnegation.”   One of the speakers, Paul Kivel, blamed Christianity for everything bad in the world. Kivel is the co-founder of the Oakland Men’s Project and founder of “the Challenging

Terror Gives the Lie to Iran’s Pose as Rational Actor


    The terrorist attack on Israelis vacationing in Burgas, Bulgaria yesterday ought to change the nature of the conversation about Iran. If, as Israel is asserting, the bombing which took the lives of five Israelis and left 33 wounded, is the work of Iran’s ally Hezbollah, then those counseling further appeasement of the Islamist

70 US educators to explore leadership in Israel

This week, 70 US educators will visit Israel as part of a leadership development program designed to deepen their commitment to education reform and service. They will explore alternative models of education and methods of approaching complex societal challenges, including how Israeli schools address issues of co-existence, religion and minority populations. As part of their

Clinton Unwittingly Makes Case Against Administration’s Mideast Policy

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with top Israeli officials yesterday, and made a powerful case against a renewed push for the peace process. She didn’t mean to, of course; she was actually exhorting the Israeli leadership to do whatever they must to get Mahmoud Abbas back to the negotiating table. But she employed two