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Rick Richman

Rick Richman’s articles have appeared in American Thinker, Commentary, The Jewish Journal, The Jewish Press, The New York Sun, and PJ Media. His blog is Jewish Current Issues and he is one of the group bloggers at Contentions.
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Obama’s Relentless Use of ‘Relentless’

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 - by Rick Richman

The R-Rated President: His favorite word may not mean what you think it means.

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Syria and the Sucker’s Deal: John Kerry Pushes Another Transparent Lie

Monday, November 11th, 2013 - by Rick Richman

As with the "red line" debacle, the administration attempts to edit the transcript. IRAN: Kerry says U.S. was "very, very close" to deal.

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On Syria, Has the Obama Doctrine Been Revealed?

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 - by Rick Richman

It's not "lead from behind." It's "inaction, by any means."

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Film Review: The Company You Keep

Friday, April 5th, 2013 - by Rick Richman

Beyond the disgust of the topic, it’s an entertainment dud. (Also read PJ Media’s extensive coverage of the film here, here and here.)

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Calvin Coolidge, Dr. Benjamin Carson, and Us

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 - by Rick Richman

Coolidge's ideals still resonate, as reflected by Carson's much-loved recent speech. (Related: For Ed Driscoll's recent interview with Amity Shlaes, the author of Coolidge, click here.)

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Twilight of the Sort-Of Gods

Friday, October 19th, 2012 - by Rick Richman

Obama represents a fourth stage of the path begun by Woodrow Wilson.

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Red Lines, Red Zones, and Green Lights

Saturday, September 29th, 2012 - by Rick Richman

Red lines “don’t lead to war; red lines prevent war.”

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Bad Writing, Universities, and Zionism

Sunday, August 19th, 2012 - by Rick Richman

A left-wing professor writing about Zionism unintentionally scores in the "Bad Writing Competition."

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Obama Said There’d Be Days Like This

Saturday, August 11th, 2012 - by Rick Richman

Actually, he didn’t; but now he says he did.

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The Final Week of Judicial Activism

Saturday, July 7th, 2012 - by Rick Richman

Lost in the glare of the ObamaCare decision: last week, the Supreme Court overturned 32 of 33 statutes.

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Roberts v. Roberts

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 - by Rick Richman

During the oral argument on ObamaCare, the justice who most concisely destroyed the government’s argument that it was a “tax” was ... John Roberts.

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Restoring the Record: European Jews on the Eve of the Holocaust

Monday, May 21st, 2012 - by Rick Richman

A new book by Professor Bernard Wasserstein glosses over some important facts.

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It’s Not the Supreme Court, Stupid!

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 - by Rick Richman

It is a short step from ObamaCare to ObamaCars and beyond, with no constitutional limitation to stop the movement.

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Will the Iran Negotiations Be Too Big to Fail?

Sunday, March 11th, 2012 - by Rick Richman

The nature of negotiations that are too big to fail is that no one ever wants to declare them a failure.

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Lessons from North Korea for Israel and Iran

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 - by Rick Richman

What does it mean when a U.S. president says he will not "tolerate" a nuclear weapon?

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Supreme Ironies: Obamacare and the Court

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 - by Rick Richman

Recall then-Senator Obama's "no" vote for Justice Roberts' confirmation?

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The President, Congress, and Menachem Zivotofsky’s Passport

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 - by Rick Richman

Can an American citizen born in Jerusalem list "Israel" as his nation of birth?

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Obama at the UN: Rhetoric and Reality

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 - by Rick Richman

Obama has lacked any real strategy and relied instead on rhetoric in approaching the Israel-Palestinian question.

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ObamaCare and the Constitutional Road Not Taken

Monday, August 22nd, 2011 - by Rick Richman

Why there is a good chance the individual mandate will be struck down by the Supreme Court.

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Obama and the Big, Messy, Tough Democracy

Thursday, August 11th, 2011 - by Rick Richman

The job has proven to be too big for the president.

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ObamaCare, ObamaCars, and Government-Mandated Broccoli

Sunday, July 10th, 2011 - by Rick Richman

Ready for the government to regulate the interstate commerce in your stomach?

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Here’s an Idea: How About a Real Social Security Trust Fund?

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 - by Rick Richman

Yes, an actual trust, with an actual fund.

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Obama and Netanyahu: A Historical Perspective

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 - by Rick Richman

When Obama endorsed the Palestinian demand for indefensible borders, Netanyahu followed a long tradition in opposing them.

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Palin, Paul Revere, and Republicanism

Saturday, June 11th, 2011 - by Rick Richman

There is a connection between Palin and Revere, unrelated to his Midnight Ride, which bears on her coming decision about running for president.

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Truth in Taxes — Don’t Call It a ‘Medicare’ Tax

Saturday, January 16th, 2010 - by Rick Richman

What President Obama and top Democratic congressional leaders are trying to slip under the radar in private negotiations.

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