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We should shut down the hysterics

By David Suissa

October 1, 2013 | 3:32 pm

The U.S. Capitol on Oct. 1. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters

“It’s as dangerous as the break-up of the Union before the Civil War!”

That hysterical response to the government “shutdown” is not from a rabble-rousing blogger overdosing on Red Bull,... read on

  • Good News: We’re All Humans

    By David Suissa

    September 22, 2013 | 12:31 pm

    It appears that Rabbi John Rosove is excluding liberals like himself from the category of people influenced by recent scientific findings.

    In his latest blog post, titled "Republican Craziness and Hubris Explained," the rabbi refers to two recent columns which quote new... read on

  • Scroll of a Lifetime

    By David Suissa

    September 10, 2013 | 8:09 pm

    “Imagine your congregation gathered to witness the first strokes of the Scribe’s quill on new parchment... Feeling a real connection to the shape of the letters, the texture of the parchment, the concentration of the Scribe, holding his quill, preparing to write the name of G-d.”

    ... read on
  • What Obama can learn from Israel

    By David Suissa

    September 8, 2013 | 8:07 am

    As President Barack Obama tries to dig himself out of his self-inflicted Syrian fiasco, there’s one aspect to this crisis that few people are talking about.

    What Obama can learn from Israel.

    The president may run the world’s most powerful country, but Israel has vastly more... read on

  • Obama Must Own his Syrian Mess

    By David Suissa

    September 1, 2013 | 8:23 pm

    The U.S. Congress must reject President Barack Obama’s attempt to lay his Syrian mess at their doorstep.

    The president had two years to do the right thing in Syria, while more than 100,000 people were being killed and millions displaced, and he chose to drag his feet and do... read on

  • What Obama Missed in his Trayvon Martin Speech

    By David Suissa

    July 19, 2013 | 9:30 pm

    In his personal and heartfelt speech yesterday on the Trayvon Martin tragedy, President Obama did a great job explaining why “the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away.”

    Had he stuck to that theme, it... read on

  • Off to the Holy Land: “People of the Loose Strap”

    By David Suissa

    July 18, 2013 | 12:47 pm

    I don’t have to tell you what it’s like to be on a packed, nonstop, 14-hour El Al flight to Tel Aviv, but I will anyway.

    You know, the usual: Crying babies; a Zionist youth group with plenty of testosterone (all wearing red T-shirts); an Israeli dude who looks like a former... read on

  • There’s a Lot Less Racial Violence Than You Think

    By David Suissa

    July 16, 2013 | 3:42 pm

    To hear the national outcry over the George Zimmerman verdict and the countless cries of “racism in this country,” you’d think that black people are killing white people and that white people are killing black people at an extraordinary rate.

    It is true that in America, where in... read on

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David Suissa is president of TRIBE Media Corp./Jewish Journal.

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