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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Chimera of Peace or Victory

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by Caren Besner The American Heritage dictionary defines "victory" as the defeat of an enemy or triumph in a struggle against difficulties. "Peace," on the other hand, is characterized by the absence of hostilities, or...

The Modern Emperor’s New Clothes

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by Caren Besner Once upon a time, there was a great ruler, beloved by his people. On this particular day, the emperor had just completed his royal procession through the streets of his imperial capitol....

The Bastinado, The Rack, The Iron Maiden, and the Waterboard: A Historical Perspective

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by Caren Besner Webster's Third International Dictionary defines torture as the infliction of intense pain in order to punish or coerce someone; or to give sadistic pleasure to the torturer. In times past, devices such...

Of Garments and Ideology: The NY Times Reporting of Conflict in the Middle East

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by Caren Besner There is an old adage that states that a good name is more valuable than a velvet garment. The New York Times has long been regarded as the "paper of record" for...

Voting In New York – Don’t Be Misled!

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by Froy, RN "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." ~ Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV) Thus sayeth the Lord. Amen. "The problems we face today exist because...

Who REALLY Endangers Women?

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by Froy, R.N. Tim Bishop and ObamaCare: Good for thee, not for me.... Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop's ads assert that Senator Lee Zeldin, his opponent in the congressional race, wants to deny women preventive health care,...

GOP Should Link Keystone Pipeline to Unemployment Extension

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As the stunningly disappointing, December employment numbers begin to make their way through various media outlets, Congress continues to debate an extension of unemployment benefits.  Democrats want the aid extended, while Republicans want the...

Gary Spina’s Famous Cheesecake

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Even these fellows up in Alaska have heard about Gary's Alaska bush cheesecake Gary Spina’s Famous Cheesecake (Just in time for the holidays – sure to endear you to your family and friends.)   by Gary Spina (copyright 2013,...