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Netanyahu's Warning

NetanyahuNetanyahu represents lawless rogue leadership. He belongs in prison, not high office. Pre-election polls suggest he'll retain power.

Israelis aren't smart enough to spurn him. Palestinian suffering will continue. The new year began like 2012 ended.

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Republicans and the Latino Vote: Looking towards 2016

Latino VoteLatinos will play the lead role the next election, an election that could easily be decided in favor of the Republicans—that’s right, Democrats are not a favorite in 2016.

Two days after the 2012 presidential election, the front page of The New York Times was covered with explanations of Obama’s tactical victory and Republicans inability to connect with the changing American electorate. They carried columns entitled: “Demographic Shift Brings New Worry for Republicans,” and, “In Record Turnout, Latinos Solidly Back Obama. Finally, Nicholas Kristof asks: “Can Republicans Adapt?” The answer, I think, is yes.

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Congratulations to Carlos Latuff and Jakob Augstein

Carlos LatuffA "hit list" of the most "anti-Semites" in the world

The "Simon Wiesenthal Center" (SWC) in Los Angeles was once famous for tracking down former Nazi criminals. This was long ago. The institution still derives its reputation from its former purpose. Today the SWC annually publishes a "hit list" of the most "anti-Semites" in the world.

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Rare Israeli Justice

Palestinian-Israeli politician Haneen ZoabiInstances indeed are rare. An important one deserves mention. In mid-July 2010, Knesset members stripped MK Haneen Zuabi of key parliamentary rights and privileges.

They did so for participating in the May 2010 Freedom Flotilla. She joined others trying to bring vital humanitarian aid to Gaza. Lunatic fringe MK's targeted her. They oppose doing the right thing. 

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ODE 2 2012

Mayan CalendarAnd so we bid a not- so- fond farewell to the bow of another large unwieldy year as it sinks slowly over the horizon wobbling unsteadily towards the graveyard of memory. And cheers erupt from we folks on shore waving the double- handed “L for loser” sign above our heads. “So long. See ya. Don’t let the door slam you in the butt on the way out. And if you got any brothers or sisters, don’t give them this address.”

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