The Real Winner of the 2016 Elections

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by David Isenberg Although political and media analysts will be parsing the election results for months to come one winner is blatantly obvious, and it is not Donald Trump. Rather, it is something all tax-paying Americans support, even if they… Continue Reading  

AIPAC Bill Runs Into Unusual Resistance In Congress

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by Mitchell Plitnick In an article published in The Hill, Mike Coogan reports that some of the key legislation that emerged from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) 2013 annual policy conference is running into significant difficulties in Congress.… Continue Reading  

The F-Word: Plane Speaking and the Sequester

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by Marsha B. Cohen The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is a black hole in the federal budget into which hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars have been sucked and billions more seem destined to vanish. The most… Continue Reading  

Iron Dome, “Iron Dumb”?

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by Marsha B. Cohen Americans will soon get to see their taxpayer dollars at work when Israel’s Iron Dome anti-rocket system, funded largely by the US, is deployed during President Obama’s Israel visit. Unless the inauguration of Pope Francis I… Continue Reading  

Afghanistan: How to Wind Down

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by Henry Precht Two US service members were killed and at least eight others injured Monday in an insider attack at a Special Forces site in Afghanistan. The Taliban asserted responsibility. This incident would seem to nullify President Hamid Karzai’s… Continue Reading