A few weeks ago, a worried reader contacted me with a question: Why did he keep seeing formations of C-130 cargo planes headed toward Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania? He knew from the author bio in my novels that I had served as a C-130 flight engineer with the Air National Guard.
Robert Rosen's newest book Bobby in Naziland: A Portrait of the Author As a Young Jew explores the author's childhood growing up in 1950's and 1960's postwar Jewish Brooklyn under the shadow of the Holocaust.
This whole "fact-checking" thing is kind of new for a lot of folks on the right. Kudos for the attempt, in my book.
Earlier this month, I was in Marrakech to cover the Clinton Global Initiative schmoozefest and make up my mind about whether the Clinton Foundation is as sinister as its critics make it out to be.
In 1940, the Soviet NKVD murdered 22,000 Polish army officers, police, and intellectuals in the Katyn forest and then pinned the blame on the Nazis. In 1990, the Soviet Union finally admitted its guilt in the matter.
Dig on the U.S.A. Network was a hot mess in the style of The DaVinci Code, and it was tremendous fun until the end, when it just fizzled out. Much like that thriller.
As American pundits are discussing the Clinton Cash affair and worrying about possible undue foreign influence on U.S. foreign policy via donations to...
Today marks the 73rd anniversary of The Battle of Los Angeles, also known as The Great LA Air Raid, one of the most mysterious incidents of World War II -- and one of the most colorful tales in all of UFO lore. It's also a tale we couldn't resist turning into a movie.
But here's the thing, folks: if you buy into this nonsense, and meaning no disrespect, you are not merely wrong. You are wrong about why you are wrong.
The bottom line is that anti-vaccine sentiment and associated conspiracy theories are a luxury accessible only to societies largely spared the historical toll of dreadful, vaccine-preventable diseases. If our children were still prone to polio, any anti-vaccine evangelists would be trampled by the mob rushing to the immunization clinic
I am gay, so I was required to worship La Streisand when I signed up for my Gay Card. But now that Sen. Inhofe has opened my eyes to her devilry, I am disappointed in my diva. I feel safer knowing that the senator may take over the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Television characters have moved me to tears, made me LOL, frustrated me to the point of giving up on watching a show, outraged me for reasons I didn't even recognize at the time, and shocked me to the point of tears, frustration, and outrage at having to wait another week for answers.
If there is any silver lining to conspiratorial thinking, it is a willingness to question what might seem obvious to the linear observer. As a scientist, I always consider such questioning to be positive.
Try to locate even a hint of Jesus' Jewish identity and heritage in Renaissance paintings and you will find yourself on a fruitless quest. Some respondents bristled at what they perceived as the suggestion of a conspiracy to suppress Jesus Jewish identity. But the falsification of biblical history in artworks was not a conspiracy.
Coulter buttresses her warning that the growing interest in soccer is a sign of our nation's moral decay with the facts that soccer "is foreign... the French like it," it is "like the metric system" and, worst of all, "You can't use your hands in soccer."
I've never been a big television watcher. I abhor commercials, and even more so, cable company monopolies legitimized by legislators dismissing the co...