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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou
The PRC Should Retaliate by Targeting Sheldon Adelson's Chinese Casinos
As most readers know, I'm not a casual political blogger and I prefer producing lengthy research articles rather than chasing the headlines of current events. But there are exceptions to every rule, and the looming danger of a direct worldwide clash with China is one of them. Consider the arrest last week of Meng Wanzhou,... Read More
Pro-Israel organization should not get a pass
Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee postponed a meeting ostensibly convened to discuss the failure to enforce the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 (FARA). Originally rescheduled for this week, the postponed meeting would have featured Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort testifying about their controversial Trump Tower meeting, but their... Read More
U.S. support goes far beyond the official numbers
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) concluded its annual conference late last month, triggering the usual debate in various alternative media outlets. Why does so much U.S. taxpayer money go to a small and not particularly useful client state that has a vibrant European-level economy and is already a regional military colossus? Those who... Read More
Long after the nuclear agreement was settled, opponents are undermining an already fragile peace
Since July the Israel Lobby and other opponents of the understanding reached by the White House and other parties to limit the Iranian nuclear program have been warning that any celebration would be premature, as the agreement is far from a done deal. President Obama survived initial attempts to create legislative hurdles hindering implementation of... Read More
The scale of damage done by the convicted spy to U.S. security should not be discounted upon his release
Jonathan Pollard, the former United States navy intelligence analyst who pleaded guilty to spying for Israel, was released from prison on parole on November 20thupon completion of a 30-year prison term. Pollard, perhaps uniquely among convicted felons, left the federal penitentiary in North Carolina and traveled to New York City where an apartment in Manhattan... Read More
The BDS movement is now drawing official opposition from Tel Aviv and its American allies
Back in the 1980s I had a friend who was, like me, a CIA Case Officer. He came from a German-Jewish family that had immigrated to the United States in 1933 and, though non-practicing in religion, he was a devoted reader of Commentary. At that time Commentary was the house organ for what we now... Read More
In monitoring the activities of foreign organizations, the DOJ often gives powerful political lobbies a pass
In high school civics classes, Americans are brought up to believe that in their nation a rule of law prevails. Justice is depicted as blind and the rules apply to everyone. All Americans will receive the same fair hearing in court or at the hands of the government. Of course the reality is that experience... Read More
When Tel Aviv goes to war, universities and activists are organized to beat back the bad news
The past few weeks have not been kind to Israel in the public relations department. The war against Gaza was so lopsided and obviously contrived that even in the United States pro-Israel sentiment began to soften. For those interested in fine points of national security there were three news articles of note. The first quoted... Read More
America's best-that-money-can-buy legislators have passed into law the proposition that any international body that admits the state of Palestine as a full member shall immediately lose all US funding. In the past week this has meant US defunding of UNESCO leading to possible complete withdrawal from that organization if a bill proposed by Senator Lindsey... Read More
That twenty per cent of the House of Representatives will be spending its recess holiday on American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) paid tours of Israel does not seem to have made the mainstream news. The tours, one consisting of 26 Democratic congressmen headed by House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland, and two others... Read More
Apart from courageous comments by Senator Rand Paul, there has been little serious consideration of cutting the many programs supported by the government that provide no benefit to the American people. I have been given a copy of a letter sent out recently to congressional Republican chiefs of staff by the office of the esteemed... Read More
While on a shopping expedition to Leesburg's Wegman’s today to buy some ramps, I paused for a moment at the newspaper rack. A copy of The Washington Times was on display with a large front page picture of yesterday’s Salute to Israel parade in New York. Next to the picture was an article by Rowan... Read More
I wrote a letter to my Congressman Frank R. Wolf today after reading his Washington Post op-ed defending the defenestration of Charles Freeman. If any other TAC readers are in the 10th congressional district of Virginia they might want to also write to the congressman if they feel strongly about the issue. Here is what... Read More
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Talk TV sensationalists and axe-grinding ideologues have fallen for a myth of immigrant lawlessness.
Which superpower is more threatened by its “extractive elites”?
The “war hero” candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam.
Are elite university admissions based on meritocracy and diversity as claimed?
The major media overlooked Communist spies and Madoff’s fraud. What are they missing today?
The sources of America’s immigration problems—and a possible solution