Joan Swirsky

Dear Chairman Gowdy – America is Counting on Your Backbone!

Trey Gowdy

by Joan Swirsky   To: The Chairman Trey Gowdy and the Select Committee on Benghazi Your investigation is a huge relief to millions of Americans like me who have wondered and agonized over the past almost-two years about the actual events that happened before, during and after the September 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya,…

Rotten to the Core

rotten-to-the-core-400x320

By Joan Swirsky In July [2013], the state of New York announced the results of its first tests based on the Common Core: The region hasn’t been this battered since Superstorm Sandy. Just 26 percent of students in third through eighth grade passed the English exam, and only 30 percent passed the math test. In…

The Kindness of Strangers

When Sandy hit, my husband Steve and daughter Karen and I spent day after day after day freezing in our ordinarily-cozy home, unable even to leave the premises, as police tape cordoned off every means of egress to protect all the shivering residents of our block from the massive trees that had blown over like…

Obama’s Malignant Obsession With Jews & Israel

by Joan Swirsky Jew hatred comes in many forms, all of them irrational and unsupported by empirical fact, but all of them powerful and largely effective in deflecting personal and political failures onto a tiny people which by their mere existence highlight the glaring deficiencies that exist in their adversaries. Like a deadly systemic infection,…

Trump Is Already Running the Country

Trump Is Already Running the Country Joan Swirsky May 9, 2011 The cartoonist Fuller depicts the billionaire-builder Donald Trump dressed in a circus-master’s outfit and holding in one hand a red, white and blue megaphone and in the other hand a hoop blazing with a fire that says Birth Certificate Question through which a terrified…