The Israeli election

This is ridiculous. How can Netanyahu turn his back on all the agreements Israel signed over all these decades, promising to work towards a two state solution? 

He deserves to go down in blazing defeat in the election. 

I think his victory would be a security blow to Israel and a huge step backwards in a search for peace.

Hillary Clinton’s emails

So let me see if I get this straight. Hillary Clinton is being criticized for using her own email address and her own secure email server while she was Secretary of State, even though other Secretaries of State have used private email addresses before her, and even though the rules requiring using a government email address didn’t go into effect until after she left office.

Meanwhile, Jeb Bush criticized Hillary for handling her email the way she did, even though he did the same thing and his reasoning was the same as hers – that it was secure and didn’t violate any rules.

Do I have that right?

State of the Union 2015

If you don’t want to sit through an hour+ speech, you can read this in 10 minutes. It’s a good speech.


Republicans and Cuba

Not all of the Republicans agree with the House Speaker, or Mark Rubio. But I don’t understand their objections. We have relations with all sorts of countries, including China. And China doesn’t have a free press, or free elections, etc. either. And we also have relations with Saudi Arabia. The list goes on.

Besides, some groups which usually are aligned with the Republicans are in favor of the change. For example, the Chamber of Commerce, and US farmers.

It’s just a natural change in the course of history.

And it’s not like the last 50+ years have accomplished anything. These Republicans seem to be saying, let’s take a tried and true failure and continue it.

Republicans react to Obama’s moves on Cuba