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The Anti-Trump Riots are a Smoke Screen. The Real Goal – Eliminate the Electoral College
by Tom DeWeese
October 15, 2018

The United States was created by the individual sovereign states. They were already free and independent governments on their own. As they came together to create a central government they feared it would grow too strong and overpower the states, making them subjugated to the central government. So, to prevent that, the states created the Electoral College to make the election of the President a STATE election.

Do neighborhoods exist anymore?
by Jim Fabiano
October 14, 2018

There were many other merchants in the neighborhood where everyone knew each other’s name. Every one of them seemed to have a specific type of merchandize. There were fruit stores that had their wares displayed in giant windows covered with hand painted signs stating prices. Most had many of their wares located on the street because back then the concept of theft simply didn’t exist.

TRUMP: The Name Second Only to JESUS
by R.P. BenDedek
October 13, 2018

It may even be argued that Trump has already performed a few miracles during his time in office but raising a dead economy doesn’t quite run on par with raising up dead Lazarus, and it is highly improbable that should Trump ever be put to death for troubling the corrupt religious and secular leaders of the country, that he himself will be raised up from the tomb. But there is no denying the power and effect of Trump’s name! Just see what happens when you say ‘I voted for Trump!’ or ‘Vote for Trump!’ WOW! All hell breaks loose and you are called an Islamophobe, a Racist, a Sexist, a Sexual Abuser and a Homophobe!

The Mythology and Mathematics of Income Disparity
by Michael Moffitt
October 12, 2018

So, what should we do? Perhaps we should forget about the statistics and focus on the real intractable problems that keep people from climbing the ladder of success. This is not hard at all. We know that mental health, substance abuse, early childhood education and through all of these, crime are the big ones. We all know that these are local problems. They are all individual problems. They can only be solved one at a time by local and individual resources. These are the “Thousand points of light” in George H.W. Bush’s vision of America.

Optimistic state of Israel’s economy
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
October 12, 2018

According to Adam Reuter, chairman and founder of Financial Immunities, Israel’s largest financial risk-management firm and author of Israel – Island of Success, Israel’s demography – compared to other OECD countries – bodes well for its economic future. Israel’s median age – which is the key to economic innovations and growth when accompanied by sound educational infrastructure – is 30, significantly younger than the US (38)… Unlike Europe, Israel does not require the importation of labor force, in order to sustain economic growth (Globes Business Daily, Sept. 17, 2018).

The Shamrak Report October 9, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
October 10, 2018

On the orders of Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority Chairman, his security officers have launched the biggest crackdown ever on Hamas operatives in Judea and Samaria (West Bank). So far 800 have been detained! (If it was not for the hate for Israel and Jews, they would have killed each other a long time ago – like in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan etc!)

Helping Our Under-Funded, Over-Stretched Military
by Ed Feulner
October 10, 2018

You can get all the sobering details in the 2019 “Index of U.S. Military Strength,” which was just released by The Heritage Foundation. The only non-governmental and only annual assessment of our armed forces, it takes a comprehensive look at each branch, along with the threats we face worldwide. The bottom line: On a five-rating scale of “very strong, strong, marginal, weak, and very weak,” the overall rating for our military is “marginal.”

Arab political-incorrectness on the Palestinian issue
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
October 5, 2018

Riyadh has never considered the Palestinian issue a top geo-strategic priority – except its generous talk, but no walk – as demonstrated from 1979-1989 by its $1BN annual aid to the anti-Soviet Islamic campaign in Afghanistan, compared with $100MN annual aid to the PLO. Also, while UNRWA highlighted a “$50MN landmark contribution by Saudi Arabia” on behalf of Palestinian refugees, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman put it in realistic perspective by purchasing a 440ft-long yacht for $588MN and a Leonardo da Vinci painting for $450MN.

Plotting the Demise of the Death Tax
by Ed Feulner
October 5, 2018

Death-tax proponents like to tell us that it affects only 1.5 percent of family businesses. But they neglect the big picture. The fact is, that 1.5 percent provides two-third of all family business jobs. In short, it’s not just the super-rich who pay. One way or another, we all do. This isn’t right — or necessary. It’s time to take up the slogan coined by Dick Patten, president of the American Business Defense Council: “No taxation without respiration.”

When will my lawn stop growing?
by Jim Fabiano
October 1, 2018

Going into the month of October, I am seen opening my garage door in order to pull out my small hand mower and my tractor that used to promise an easier mow but now leaves mounds of wet and cut green slime that forms little mounds throughout my yard. The last time I mowed I swear I heard a little cry from the smaller of my mowers begging me to leave it alone so it could hide in the corner of my garage not to be seen until the wet and warm weather of spring.

What if Tomorrow I die?
by R.P. BenDedek
September 29, 2018

We all think that there will be time for us to ‘sort things out’ with certain people, but we can never know just how long we have to live. The bible advises us not to let the sun go down on our anger, and it is appropriate advice. When those we truly love but with whom we are somewhat angry die suddenly, we are left unable to clear the air. We can’t resolve our differences. We can’t say ‘sorry!’ For me as a parent, the only thing I fear about my own passing, is that my kids will not by that time have come to a point where they are ready, willing and able to sit down with me and talk honestly about their issues. And until they are ready, it is quite useless for me to force the issue.

Eliminating Election Fraud
by Ed Feulner
September 28, 2018

Take two cases from the Heritage database. The first involves Ben Cooper, the former mayor of Appalachia, Virginia. He and 14 co-conspirators went to prison in 2004 for the largest voter fraud conspiracy in the state’s history. Cooper and his accomplices traded beer, cigarettes, and pork rinds for votes. They also stole absentee ballots out of the mail. The second involves another former mayor, Ruth Robinson, who attempted to rig her own re-election in Martin, Kentucky. Their main targets: poor and disabled residents, who they threatened with eviction from public housing if they didn’t sign absentee ballots already filled out by Robinson.

No Arab demographic time bomb
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
September 28, 2018

In October 1944, the founder of Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (ICBS), and the luminary of Israel’s demographic and statistical establishment, Prof. Roberto Bachi, projected 2.3 million Jews in Israel in 2001, a 34% minority. Bachi’s projection reflected the demographic establishment’s underwhelming assessment of Jewish fertility and immigration (Aliyah) and the overwhelming assessment of Arab fertility. In 2018, there are seven million Jews in Israel, a 65.5% majority in the combined area of pre-1967 Israel, Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), enjoying an effective demographic tailwind.

The Shamrak Report September 25, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
September 25, 2018

Trump did not force Israel to accept a bogus, ‘photo-opportunity’ Oslo Agreement, like Bill Clinton did! He did not sign the nuclear agreement with Iran, ignoring numerous strong protests and objections from Israel, and he did not deliberately humiliate Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington, and withdraw diplomatic support for Israel in the United Nations, like Obama did not long ago! Contrarily to the common pattern of all previous presidents – ‘make promises to Jews and do nothing’, Democrats or Republicans, president Trump has been keeping his election campaign promises in regards to Israel, and it is still a work in progress!

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) guide for the perplexed, 2018
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
September 23, 2018

Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles named after the first stop during the Exodus from Egypt, the town of Sukkota (סכותה) – Exodus 13:20-22 and Numbers 33:3-5. It commemorates the transition of the Jewish people from bondage in Egypt to sovereignty in the Land of Israel; from nomadic life in the desert to permanence in the Promised Land; from oblivion to deliverance; and from the spiritual state-of-mind during the High Holidays to the mundane of the rest of the year. Sukkot aims at universal – not only Jewish – deliverance.

At home with Norman Rockwell
by J. G. Fabiano
September 21, 2018

We ended up where the York River meets the ocean near some large rocks that seemingly guard the entrance. We anchored there and laid down our lines hoping we could at least bring home some stories about what we almost caught. Personally I was in fear that I might just catch something and have to do what I have no clue as to what to do.

Not One Inch…The Battle Cry For Property Rights
by Tom DeWeese
September 21, 2018

Private organizations and planning groups are the actual recipients of most of these funds supposedly earmarked for the Heritage Area. These entities operate as the promoters of the NHA in partnership with the Park Service. Eventually they form a commission or a “managing entity” to enforce the “vision” to implement the Heritage Area. Typically such commissions consist of strictly ideological special interests groups. In the mix of these groups one will find all of the usual suspects: environmental groups, planning groups, historic preservation groups, all with their own private agendas – all working behind the scenes, creating policy.

Time to Upgrade to Tax Reform 2.0
by Ed Feulner
September 21, 2018

So step one is a no-brainer: remove the uncertainty. Get rid of that expiration date, as the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018 would do. Step two of Tax Reform 2.0: Simplify and expand family savings. Many Americans take advantage of the tax benefits of 401(k)s and other retirement savings accounts. Yet others, deterred by their complexity and high compliance costs, fail to use these important tools. It’s time to change that.

Yom Kippur guide for the perplexed, 2018
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
September 18, 2018

Yom Kippur is observed on the 10th day of the Jewish month of Tishrei, whose astrological sign is Libra (), which symbolizes the key themes of Yom Kippur: scales, justice, balance, truth, symmetry, sensitivity and optimism. Libra is ruled by the planet Venus (Noga, נגה, in Hebrew, the name of my oldest granddaughter), which reflects divine light and love of other people.

The Shamrak Report
by Steven Shamrak
September 18, 2018

The Saudi-based Al-Khaleej Online reported that Saudi Arabia had acquired an Iron Dome system from Israel to defend itself from missile attacks by the Houthi rebels in Yemen. The deal was mediated (pressured) by the United States, in which the Saudis undertook that the system would not endanger Israel or its allies. (Israel denies the report. There are positive and negative sides of this deal – time will tell!) An Egyptian judicial committee announced an asset freeze of 1,133 charities, as well as numerous other entities owned by the Brotherhood. (There are many anti-Israel NGOs, supported by international anti-Semites, news organizations and Arab groups that must be closed in Israel!)

17 Years After 9/11, How Safe Are We?
By Ed Feulner
September 16, 2018

Are we safer now than we were then? The short answer is yes. We are. But there’s a huge caveat attached to that, as well as some much-needed context to consider. Seventeen years later, we remember Mohamed Atta, the tactical leader of the 9/11 plot. But how many have even heard of Matin Azizi-Yarand? He’s the 17-year-old North Texas student who was arrested in May before he could carry out his plan to launch a deadly shooting at a suburban mall in Dallas, Texas.

US departure from conventional wisdom
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
September 16, 2018

In contrast to his predecessors, Trump and his advisors – National Security Advisor John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Special Emissary Jason Greenblatt and Ambassador David Friedman – have concluded that the bolstering of US national security, morality and common sense behooves the US to take a realistic – and not an artificially neutral – position on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Moral equivalence has not advanced national security.

Political Correctness, just one tool in the arsenal of Sustainability
by Kathleen Marquardt
September 11, 2018

How did we get from the Declaration of Independence to the State of Political Correctness? One major contributor was the book, The Ideal Communist City, (a design for No Child Left Behind, Common Core and all the other aliases of behavior modification of children) said here in public education, “The best opportunity for contact among children of preschool age occurs in the nursery, which is the best setting for developing the child’s imitative powers and individual activities. He expresses his inclinations most freely here, and his egocentricity is least harmfully repressed. The positive value of group activity, of course, is fully realized only when it is organized and directed by educators who have benefited from advanced social training.”

The Shamrak Report September 11, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
September 11, 2018

After Arab mob destroys Erez Crossing, preventing goods from entering Gaza, the IDF has closed the primary crossing point between Israel and the Gaza Strip. No crossings would be permitted at Erez until damage done to the checkpoint has been repaired. (Why bother? It is not the first time they have done it. Obviously, they want to keep it closed to blame Israel and gain sympathy from international anti-Semites!)

Judge Kavanaugh: Don’t Get On His Case
by Ed Feulner
September 6, 2018

A justice is there to rule on whether or not a particular law or action is constitutional, regardless of bias. By the same token, an umpire has to call a runner out if he’s tagged before he touches home plate, even if his call goes against the team he likes. It all boils down to whether or not we have a proper understanding of how the judiciary functions in our system of government. Those seeking to rig the game, so to speak, to assure a certain outcome clearly don’t get it.

Rosh Hashanah (New Year) guide for the perplexed, 2018
Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
September 5, 2018

Rosh Hashanah is celebrated on the sixth day of Creation, when the first human-being (Adam) was created, highlighting the centrality of the soil – a metaphor for humility – in human life. Thus, the Hebrew word for a human-being is Adam (אדמ), which becomes the Hebrew spelling of “soil” (אדמה) when the Hebrew letter ה (an abbreviation of God, the Creator) is added. In addition, the Hebrew word Adam (אדמ) contains the Hebrew word for blood (דמ), the liquid of life, and is the acronym of Biblical Abraham (אברהם), David (דוד) and Moses (משה), the three role models of humility.

The Shamrak Report September 4, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
Sept 5, 2018

An “Action Group for Palestinians” this week released the first figures of Palestinians lost in the seven years of the Syrian civil war: 5,222 dead and missing. A breakdown shows at least 3,840 killed in Syrian bombardments of Palestinian refugee camps and in Bashar Assad’s detention and interrogation centers which are notorious for their brutality. A second list reports that the fate of 1,682 Palestinians is unknown. Some may be still be hidden away in Syrian prisons. This report has drawn no response from PA official bodies including Mahmoud Abbas, nor has the PA ever criticized the Syrian President or his Iranian and Hizballah allies for their mistreatment of Palestinians living in Syria. The UN, ‘Ugly Nothing’, is silent too!

First they came for…
by Jim Fabiano
August 29, 2019

I was fortunate to have had a great teacher. In fact, if you talk with people of any generation most have had a person in their education life they will always remember because of what they represented. His name was Mr. Dwyer who taught Russian and Asian History. Being the math / science kid I took these courses because I basically had to in order to graduate. He taught me something I had never heard of before. He taught me how history basically repeats itself even though the characters involved change. He taught me how what happens to other people will basically happen to you.

The Shamrak Report
by Steven Shamrak
August 29, 2018

After the WWI, following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the League of Nations, in order to facilitate the transition to independent states, created many mandate governed areas in the Middle East and the Central Asia. As a result, the countries such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon and others were created. The same principle was intended for the creation of a Jewish state when the United Kingdom (UK) was given a guardianship of the Palestinian Mandate.

Has Israel advanced US interests?
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
August 27, 2018

In 2018, Israel is the chief source of intelligence (for the US) on the volatile, tectonic Middle East (and beyond), which has been a highly-complex platform of global terrorism, inherent instability, unpredictability, tyranny, domestic and regional intra-Arab/Islamic violence and intolerance, tenuous and shifty regimes, and consequently tenuous and shifty policies and agreements. In fact, the nature of the Middle East highlights Israel’s unique qualities as a systematic, democratic, effective, strategic ally of the US, whether led by right or left of center coalition governments.

Michael Moffitt Column Writers Journal KingsCalendar
August 23, 2018
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Michael Moffitt is the author of Granddad’s Dictionary: Reflections on Life in America. In addition he has been an inventor, entrepreneur and community leader. He received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Will America Sponsor a Currency War Against Itself?
Michael D. Moffitt
August 23, 2018

Moore’s law accurately describes this torrid rate of innovation across the entire electronic sector, including the pace of price-performance, miniaturization, and improvement in processing speed, memory, storage, digital networks, and image resolution all growing exponentially while controlling cost. None of this is controversial at all. Nearly everyone wonders that it has gone on for so long, and for how long it can continue.

Calculating the Cut: See How Much You Save
By Ed Feulner
August 23, 2018

After all, though every congressional district benefits in some measure, it’s not all by the amount. Changes in take-home pay vary from just above $14,000 in Mississippi to just under $30,000 for Washington, DC, for all tax filers. Say you live in California’s 28th congressional district. Adam Schiff is your representative. So you go to taxesandjobs.com, see the U.S. map, and click on California. A state map comes up, color-coded to show which districts are getting a higher amount than others.

The Shamrak Report
by Steven Shamrak
August 23, 2018

According to the State Comptroller’s report, the murder rate in the Arab sector is 2.5 times higher than the general population, and the frequency of shooting offenses is 17.5 times higher than in the Jewish sector. Some 1,236 Israeli Arab men and women were murdered from 2000 to November 2017 (not by Jews!) More than 70 percent of the shooting offenses in the Arab population are carried out by “regular” people. Weapons offenses, especially shooting offenses, are common among the Arab population. The weapons are mainly used for resolving disputes between criminals and families, demonstrating power, and for self-defense purposes, and are more common in the Arab population.

I want to go back to a time….again
By Jim Fabiano
August 18, 2018

Seventeen years later I am also feeling remorse for a time I understood what the world stood for; at least my world. We are now in a place that is separated by ideas. We are now a divided nation yelling at each other because one side thinks the other side is wrong. Actually they not only think there side is the correct but also think the other side is against everything we’ve always loved, admired, and were proud of. I just can’t figure out whose side I’m on or if I am right or wrong.

Freezing CAFE Standards: A Much-Needed Course Correction
By Ed Feulner
August 17, 2018

It was the Obama administration’s move to increase CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards that was steering us in the wrong direction. This is simply a case of the current administration grabbing the wheel and doing a little much-needed course correction. When you consider that CAFE was created in the mid-1970s in response to the OPEC oil crisis, it may seem surprising that we’re dealing with it so many years later.

The Shamrak Report August 14, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
August 15, 2018

The private Egyptian company Dolphinus Holdings plans to begin importing natural gas from Israel in the first quarter of 2019, for the purpose of re-export. Until a few years ago, Egypt was the one who exported gas to Israel. The Cairo government, however, hopes the deal will help the country become a new regional energy hub.

Fake Diplomacy
by Michael Moffitt
August 11, 2018

Starting with FDR who claimed, “I can handle Old Joe,” only Presidents Reagan and Kennedy were able to significantly alter Russian behavior and they did not do so with a smile. We have few common interests with Russia. Russia would be largely irrelevant were it not for oil and nuclear weapons. The Russian economy is about three quarters that of the State of Texas. Per capita income in Russia is about one seventh per capita GDP income in the United States.

The central question is always winter or summer
By Jim Fabiano
August 10, 2018

The winter season is filled with various indoor parties that start with the absurdity of Halloween through the mainly forgotten New Year’s Eve celebrations. Christmas is thrown in a week before the start of the New Year producing bills that will have to paid for through most of the New Year.

We Need a Free Trade Deal with Switzerland
By Ed Feulner
August 10, 2018

These commercial ties support high-paying jobs in both countries. According to the latest data, a combined 725,000 American jobs were supported by the U.S.–Swiss trade and investment relationship. Swiss affiliates in the U.S. accounted for more than 460,000 of those jobs, followed by almost 200,000 American jobs from services exports to Switzerland, and 75,000 U.S. jobs supported by goods exports.

The Shamrak Report August 7, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
August 10, 2018

Former Kuwaiti Minister of Information Sami Al-Nesf warned that it is (Arab) extremists, and not moderates, who have harmed the cause of people in the PA. “Jewish settlers are not going anywhere,” he said. “Not many people know that in 1938, the royal British Peel Commission concluded that there should be two states – a solution the loss of which people are mourning today,” Al-Nesf said. “The Jews said, ‘Any state is better than no state at all… while the Arabs refused”. “The loud and empty slogans by Mufti Amin Al-Husseini thwarted the two-state plan. Al-Husseini fled to Hitler, betting on the wrong horse,” Al-Nesf commented.

Israel’s high-tech opportunities
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
August 4, 2018

Facebook made its 5th Israeli acquisition, buying Israel’s Redkix for $100MN. Previous Facebook acquisitions in Israel: Snaptu – $70MN, Face.com – $100MN, Onavo – $150MN and Pebbles – $60MN (Globes Business Daily, July 30, 2018).

Your Raise, Courtesy of the Trump Tax Cut
by Ed Feulner
August 3, 2018

But the main take-away is this: Not a single district will fail to see a tax benefit of some kind, thanks to the TCJA. And the gains only grow over time: Over the next decade, thanks to a larger economy, the typical American could wind up with an added $26,000 more in take-home pay, or $44,697 for a family of four.

Facial Recognition Software, Coffins and Other Strange Things!
by R.P. BenDedek
August 2, 2018

After Trump’s latest fiasco in Helsinki, world media now assures us that Trump is Putin’s lapdog and it can therefore be concluded that all previous reports about Trump leading the world into WWIII were just ‘fake news.’ We now know that the American, Iranian and North Korean leaders all do Russia’s bidding so there cannot at all be any risk of war. Where by the way is the photo of Trump bowing to Putin?

Why Property Rights Matter : Prosperity – Stability – Freedom
by Tom DeWeese
July 31, 2018

The Shamrak Report July 31, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
July 31, 2018

Words we use and don’t have a clue as to what they mean.
By Jim Fabiano
July 28, 2018

Time to Stop Placating Tyrants
By Ed Feulner
July 28, 2018

The Palestinian polygraph – hate education and incitement
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
July 26, 2018

The Shamrak Report July 24, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
July 25, 2018

She wore nothing but a Smile
By Jim Fabiano
July 23, 2018

The most calamitous Jewish day The 9th Day of Av
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
July 21, 2018

Why Kavanaugh Should Be Confirmed
By Ed Feulner
July 19, 2018

Will Brett Kavanaugh Stand for Property Rights?
by Tom DeWeese
July 19, 2018

The Shamrak Report July 17, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
July 19, 2018

US peace initiatives – Quo Vadis?
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
July 16, 2018

The Facts About Fact-Checkers
By Ed Feulner
July 14, 2018

The anatomy of a protester as an old man
By Jim Fabiano
July 13, 2018

It Matters How You Stand (A Presidential Pardon)
by Tom DeWeese
July 11, 2018

What is the real news?
by Michael Moffitt
July 10, 2018

The Shamrak Report July 10, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
July 10, 2018

Toasting the Tax Cut
By Ed Feulner
July 7, 2018

The Shamrak Report July 3, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
July 5, 2018

Trump’s Zero-Tariff Challenge
By Ed Feulner
July 3, 2018

Israel ranks 11th in UN Happiness Report
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
July 3, 2018

The Shamrak Report June 26, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
June 27, 2018

It’s Not True! : A Message from the American Policy Center
by Tom DeWeese
June 27, 2018

Quitting UN Human Rights Council serves US interests
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
June 26, 2018

What is the definition of civility?
By Jim Fabiano
June 26, k2018

Stopping “War Games” Prematurely: A Costly Mistake
by Ed Feulner
June 21, 2018

US interests require Israel on the Golan Heights
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
June 19, 2018

The Shamrak Report June 19, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
June 19, 2018

The Shamrak Report
by Steven Shamrak
June 15, 2018

Let’s Keep a Strong Economy Growing
By Ed Feulner
June 15, 2018

The History of our lives as defined by a dishwasher
By Jim Fabiano
June 15, 2018

The USA-North Korea-Iran strategic interconnection
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
June 7, 2018

U.S.-North Korea Summit: How We Got Here
By Ed Feulner
June 6, 2018

The Shamrak Report June 5, 2018
June 5, 2018

Deep in a world in a place called Imagination
By Jim Fabiano
June 2, 2018

The Shamrak Report May 29, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
June 2, 2018

Israel’s economy praised by the Economist Intelligence Unit
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
June 2, 2018

Forging a Better Strategy on Iran
By Ed Feulner
June 1, 2018

US-Israel ties: the 400-year-old unique foundations
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
May 23, 2018

The Shamrak Report May 22, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
May 22, 2018

Prof. Bernard Lewis – unique realism on the Islamic threat
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
May 21, 2018

I just hope I can survive the wonderful world of spring
by Jim Fabiano
May 20, 2018

Our Puerile, Self-Righteous and Judgmental New World
by R.P. BenDedek
May 20, 2018

The Preferred Form of Populism
By Ed Feulner
May 18, 2018

Shavou’ot (Pentecost) guide for the perplexed, 2018
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
May 18, 2018

Policy Expert Sounds the Alarm on Growing Assault on Private Property
by American Policy Center
May 18, 2018

The US Embassy in Jerusalem enhances US interests
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
May 18, 2018

The Shamrak Report May 15, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
May 18, 2018

Photographs: Historic Dangkou Town in Jiangsu Province China
by R.P. BenDedek
May 12, 2018

Free Speech: For All, Not Just Some
By Ed Feulner
May 11, 2018

Swedish Writer MM Justine’s interview with Marylee MacDonald from ‘For Beginning Writers’
by M.M. Justine / Marylee MacDonald
May 8, 2018

The Ayatollahs’ clear and present threat to the USA
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
May 8, 2018

The Shamrak Report May 8, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
May 8, 2018

It’s time for all teachers to be able to afford a great day
by Jim Fabiano
May 6, 2018

The Hypocrisy behind Media Anti-China Campaign
by R.P. BenDedek
May 3, 2018

Wisconsin and Welfare: Work and Marriage Help the Poor
By Ed Feulner
May 3, 2018

The Shamrak Report May 1, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
May 3, 2018

Lag Ba’Omer (Jewish holiday) Guide for the Perplexed, 2018
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
May 3, 2018

Looking at the News April 30, 2018 The Flood of Tribalism
by R.P. BenDedek
April 30, 2018

Neutralizing a Nuclear-Armed North Korea
by Ed Feulner
April 27, 2018

At 70 – Israel’s economy exceeds expectations
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
April 27, 2018

Looking at the NEWS April 24, 2018 Dunning-Kruger
by R.P. BenDedek
April 24, 2018

The Shamrak Report April 24, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
April 24, 2018

Looking at the NEWS April 18, 2018: Myths & Perspectives
by R.P. BenDedek
April 18, 2018

The Shamrak Report April 17, 2108
by Steven Shamrak
April 18, 2018

Rolling Back the Tide of Overspending
By Ed Feulner
April 18, 2018

US bombing Syria – mission accomplished
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
April 16, 2018

The Census and Immigration: Ask the Question
By Ed Feulner
April 13, 2018

2018: Israel’s demography defies conventional wisdom
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
April 13, 2018

Looking at the NEWS April 11, 2018 A Different Look
by R.P. BenDedek
April 11, 2018

Take it from an atheist there is a God
by Jim Fabiano
April 10, 2018

The Shamrak Report
by Steven Shamrak
April 10, 2018

Insidious Palestinian Project
by Steven Shamrak
April 9, 2018

Is America Still the Home of Innovation?
by Ed Feulner
April 6, 2018

Looking at the NEWS April 6, 2018 Just Asking Questions
by R.P. BenDedek
April 6, 2018

A Challenge to the American Planning Association
By Tom DeWeese
April 4, 2018

The Shamrak Report
by Steven Shamrak
April 3, 2018

Spring introduces the newest of our backyard pests
by Jim Fabiano
April 3, 2018

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Author: R.P. BenDedek

R.P. BenDedek was born in 1953 and grew up in Brisbane Australia. 2003 to 2017 he has been teaching in The People's Republic of China. Along with photographic stories from China he has been writing social and political commentaries since 2004. He was the temporary editor of Magic City Morning Star from 2009 - 2016 and currently has a column at iPatriot.com. He is the author of a chronological history of ancient Israel titled 'the King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran' and author of 'Finding Myself in China: A Politically Incorrect Story.' He is divorced; has 5 children and 16 grandchildren. He is a 4th generation Australian from a racially, ethnically, and religiously diverse family. He has no time for Sociopathic Ideologues or Useful Idiots.