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Mort Zuckerman

Entries by Mort Zuckerman

Breaking the Public Sector Unions' Stranglehold on State and Local Governments

(2083) Comments | Posted May 14, 2010 | 3:02 PM

The American public feels it is drowning in red ink. It is dismayed and even outraged at the burgeoning national deficits, unbalanced state and local budgets, and accounting that often masks the extent of indebtedness. There is a mounting sense that taxpayers are being taken for an expensive ride...

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How to Get Americans Working Again

(341) Comments | Posted January 15, 2010 | 5:40 PM

Cross-posted from U.S. News & World Report

There is no silver lining to the dark cloud that has enveloped America. A slight decline in the rate of job losses at the end of last year, coupled with a rise in the gross domestic product, gave hope that we were...

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God Bless America

(237) Comments | Posted December 24, 2009 | 5:38 PM

The end of a year always provides an opportunity to think about the true joys of living in this wonderful country we call America.

One quality integral to the American sense of community is giving. It has traditionally been a key characteristic of our society -- "the spirit of mutual...

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The Cruel Dilemma Facing the Jews of Israel

(468) Comments | Posted October 8, 2009 | 7:27 PM

The Jews of Israel are facing a cruel dilemma. They came home to find peace and safety in their homeland of Israel; to find an end to that vulnerable status of a perpetual wandering minority; an end to exile, alienation, and powerlessness; and the beginning of a normal national existence....

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Iran's Aggression Could Join Arabs and Israelis

(197) Comments | Posted May 11, 2009 | 12:51 PM

A tectonic shift has occurred in the Middle East, highlighting both a threat and a historic opportunity. The threat, newly revealed in its extent and cunning, is Iranian subversion. The opportunity is the chance to make progress on some of the region's fundamental problems now that, for the first time...

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The Story You Aren't Hearing About Israel

(1057) Comments | Posted April 13, 2009 | 11:50 AM

Did you hear about the two policemen who stopped to help a driver stuck with a flat--and were shot to death in the head at point-blank range?

Did you know about the 120-kilogram bomb planted in a parking lot adjacent to a shopping mall where thousands of people were...

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Iran Is Making Fools of Everyone

(619) Comments | Posted April 8, 2009 | 12:39 PM

Iran is making fools of everyone.

Even as it lies about its closeness to acquiring nuclear missiles, it continues to menace the political order throughout the Middle East, pressing on with rocketry and rearming Hamas and Hezbollah. And that mischief is nothing to what it will do if it is...

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The Anatomy of the Financial Crisis and Why We Must Get It Right

(192) Comments | Posted October 22, 2008 | 11:03 AM

Everyone is haunted by the fear our financial crisis might unwind into something like the Great Depression. The world of finance is undergoing a hundred-year storm. It has inflicted the greatest destruction of wealth in our history. It swept away giant blue-chip financial firms, in a few months, even in...

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Debunking the Myth of "The Israel Lobby"

(508) Comments | Posted September 24, 2007 | 9:24 PM

How to protect America? The flurry of recent terrorist arrests in Germany, Denmark, and Britain, make Europe a center of concern -- but we are in a different situation from the 20th century. Europe was then our strategic focus, the main theatre of conflict encompassing WWI, WWII, and the Cold...

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