My new "Think Again" column is called, "Global Warming: You Don’t Need a Weatherman" and it’s here.
My new Nation column is called "Don’t Cry for Me, David Frum," and it’s here.
I interviewed Garry Wills, one of my heroes, for the Brennan Center’s new book site, "Just Books" about his new book, Bomb Power, here.
And I did a post Sunday night for Daily Beast about the future of the Supreme Court, here.
Crazy Jews, continued. The craziness of one Martin L. Peretz, part owner and self-appointed editor of The New Republic is of continued interest to this blog alas. Usually we feel compelled to take it somewhat seriously, given the prestige that the magazine continues to enjoy among elites and some liberals, in our view, allows Peretz to legitimate his vile racism directed towards Arabs and his slander directed toward fellow Jews who do not share his prejudices and obsessions. Today, however we are pleased to report that they are just kind of funny, well, unless you work at The New Republic, I assume, because not only did Peretz call David Axlerod a "Jewboy," he did it twice and bragged about it the second time. I swear I am not making this up. Leave aside the craziness of the rest of his kvetches, seriously, what the hell kind of lunatic brags about calling someone a "Jewboy?" Words fail…
Anyway Peretz, that miserable little k**e, calls Axelrod a "Jewboy" here…
then quotes himself here.
For the naches he apparently thinks he deserves. (Eventually, someone of relative sanity at TNR heard about this and replaced the original blog "Jewboy" with "Jew." The cached original should be here. I’m not sure that’s any better really. But I’ll take back the "miserable little k**e" thing too. In the meantime, as Peretz apparently has no friends in the world to protect him from doing this kind of thing in public, perhaps Abe Foxman might wish to get on the case.)
In the meantime, as to the issue that Obama does not like Jews, here’s from deep in Hymietown, is that noted Yid biographer of President Obama–I forget what his dayjob is–on the question:
"Take Obama’s supposed indifference to Jews and the State of Israel. Among the many Chicagoans who are apt to find this idea hilarious is the one politician who has beaten him, Bobby Rush. In 2000, Obama, a bored member of the Illinois state senate, challenged Rush, a popular incumbent, for the seat in the state’s First Congressional District, on the South Side. Rush, a former leader of the Black Panthers, viewed Obama as the creation of cynical white liberals–particularly Jewish liberals, who constituted, in his term, a "cabal."