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...
When it comes to buying Christian works, and I don't mean just liberal-approved Christian books like Lit, I often buy them online. Why? Well, because I'm embarrassed.
Friedrich Hayek, the intransigent opponent of socialism that Glenn Beck and conservatives admire, also saw himself equally opposed to their conservative agenda, something conservatives ignore at their peril.
As Perry surges to the head of the GOP pack, it's important to see how the governor's ideas and his rhetoric were radicalized in tandem with Beck's.
The headline 'Iran Calls on Britain to Avoid Violence against Protesters,' is as outrageous as the fact that it was carried in all seriousness by mainstream outlets.
The tension between the two wings of the GOP rose to the surface during the recent battle over the debt ceiling, which then exploded into a war of words between former Republican Senator Alan Simpson and Grover Norquist, head of the right-wing outfit, Americans for Tax Reform.
Many say that it is thoughtless, even reckless to blame an entire political movement for the actions of men like Breivik or Dr. Tiller's killer. I am inclined to agree. But it is just as reckless to dismiss these men as simply crazed.
Why not just cut through the bull and start telling it like it is? The commitments expected from the two extremes seem to go something like this.
As individuals read the Bible, "Frequently, I think, people come to a new position, or find some nuance in what they already thought," he said.
While other nations witness how divisive American politics currently is -- with Glenn Beck at the forefront of the over-the-top rhetoric -- it remains to be seen why Israel would allow itself to be a staging ground for his extreme brand of political theater.
Fox News has launched a flurry of attacks on Media Matters, making the ludicrous argument that the IRS should revoke our nonprofit status. Because of its size and influence, News Corp. believes it can intimidate anyone who takes issue with its agenda.
Glenn Beck, the former Fox News personality, has devised a three-point strategy that enables him to widely disseminate the old "blame the Jews" meme without being dismissed as anti-Semitic.
The Glenn Beck circus at the Knesset Monday had it all: Ecstatic fans who pushed and shoved to meet him; a theatrical as ever Beck, pounding on the table and yelling "Amen"; MK Arieh Eldad saying the occupation must end -- the Islamic occupation of Israel, that is.
If you are outraged tonight by what the Rupert Murdoch empire was up to in Great Britain all these years -- and you should be -- than you should be doubly outraged by what they've pulled off here.