The clue to Benjamin Netanyahu is the smile. The more that the broken line of the lips relaxes, the more the eyes turn torn, guarded, distantly hostile, a combination lock on a fortune of pain and dread.
Christians must never attempt to enact their religion through politics, because this move bows to the assumption that the ultimate power in our culture is the power of the state.
Whatever his reason, the idea that Beck re-injected into the national conversation -- that race and the Tea Party are linked -- is an important one.
This week we discuss Rick Perry's latest brain fart; the fact that Republicans often elect idiots; the Michigan bullying law; the Penn State fiasco; and much more!
While a group that put up the Jefferson billboard was really stupid not to verify the source of the Jefferson quote it used, I hardly think David Barton is in any position to say anything about the group's statement that they "did not misrepresent his ideas."
Did the Tea Party become, in that famous Sherlock Holmesian expression, the dog that did not bark? For the most part, yes. So what was all that barking that woke America up in the middle of the night? It was the right-wing media, and its echoes, that you heard.
Let me be clear: I'm not a fan of Glenn Beck. But as a small business owner I respect what he's doing.
Speaking on a public panel in Phoenix on Saturday, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne invoked the infamous words of warfare by Roman statesman Cato and called for the destruction of Tucson's Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies Program.
The truth is the world has lost confidence in the "indispensable nation" and has ceased looking to us as a military, economic and moral leader. And as we remain mired in military excursions countries like China are surpassing us on the economic front.
The more Blacks are pushed to forget the past and get over it, the more we will feel the salient sting of a festering and rotting wound. This idea that race and color have no bearing on life is a complete and utter lie!
Media personality Glenn Beck organized a rally this past Wednesday near Temple Mount, in one of Jerusalem's most volatile areas. Less than one thousand guests participated, which left quite a few empty seats.
While Beck's visit elicited a range of responses, from politicians, news commentators and social activists, there were those who were rather blasé about his visit. Speaking to an Israeli security guard, Iyov, outside the event, I asked him what he thought of Glenn Beck. "Who is Glenn Beck?" was his response.
Another source close to the president cited Libya's comparatively friendly political environment. He claims that the rhetoric traded between Rebel and Gaddaffi forces pales in comparison to the brutal banter between Democrats and Republicans.
What bothers me about Glenn Beck, albeit by no fault of his own, is also what bothers me about many Jewish leaders today: He tends to define the Jewish people through their victimhood.
At a time when old friends and allies who should be supporting the Jewish state are abandoning it in droves, Beck's willingness to stand up for Israel must be accepted with gratitude.
This has been a summer of astonishments. So it probably should have come as no surprise that Tel Aviv's sudden tent city should have drawn the impossi...