Posted on May 26, 2012A roundup of recent Commentary Contentions posts on the resiliency, when confronted with empirical data, of the President’s anti-Israel foreign policy sensibilities: Final Blow to Anti-Israel Linkage Myths? Obama’s Telling Silence State Department Spin on Jerusalem Meltdown is Already Wrong
Posted on October 14, 2011Highlights, lowlights, links – and frantic White House efforts to throw Obama’s anti-Israel diplomatic offensives down the memory hole – from the Mere Rhetoric Twitter stream: 14 months left of having Forman/WH/@NJDC explain that Jewish voters oppose Obama because they...
Posted on October 13, 2011Highlights, lowlights, links, and slight incredulity at what race issues the media deems worthy of followup, from the Mere Rhetoric Twitter stream: Seth Mandel goes for the layup on WaPo’s desperate excuses for their desperate “Perry is racist” campaign http://t.co/4mtsjjn...
Posted on October 11, 2011Highlights, lowlights, links, and tidbits from the Obama campaign’s delightful new “Jewish Americans for Obama” page, from the Mere Rhetoric Twitter stream: Remember when Obama defenders said he wouldn’t plunge US/Israel alliance into crisis, then he did, then they lectured...
Posted on September 29, 2011From my recent Commentary Contentions post “Questions Arise About Partisan Documents”, on what exactly might be going on at Robert Wexler and Zvika Krieger’s ostensibly “non-partisan” S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East, where they may or may not be...
Posted on February 27, 2011Selected updates on Iran’s moves against the West, against regional stability, and against Obama and his outstretched hand, from Is Iran’s Fist Still Clenched. A check-in in on extended hands, carrots and sticks, reset buttons, walls of fear, and miscellaneous...
Posted on February 25, 2011Highlights, lowlights, links, and the spectacle that is a deeply unserious administration ginning up domestic unrest against serious political opponents, from the Mere Rhetoric Twitter stream: I’m kind of skeptical that he is, actually | MT @markknoller: Obama says focused...
Posted on February 20, 2011Highlights, lowlights, links, and your obligatory Merely Tweeted J Street edition, from the Mere Rhetoric Twitter stream: Can’t tell if J Street thinks they’re clever for parsing words like “pro-israel” and “support” or if they’re just college sophomores I kind...
Posted on January 30, 2011Highlights, lowlights, links, and some early versions of this rambling post, from the Mere Rhetoric Twitter stream: All details aside, I’m just not going to take civility lessons from http://is.gd/ksWTV and http://is.gd/ksX0n Eagerly awaiting Andrew Sullivan’s explanation re how Palin...
Posted on January 26, 2011Highlights, lowlights, links, and big government innovation from Thanksgiving through the SOTU, from the Mere Rhetoric Twitter stream: I for one am glad to know that government is back in the business of picking winners and losers, esp in the...