Herbert London

Commentary & Opinion
12:53 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Herbert London: The Presbyterian Church And The BDS Movement

It has been clear for some time that Mainline Protestants have gone through a complete transformation. This religious group led by Presbyterians has become a secular humanistic faith far more interested in same sex marriage, abortion privileges, equality in some abstract sense, and fashionable left wing ideologies and tropes than religious doctrines.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Herbert London: Choosing Sides for World War IV

With the fall of Mosul to ISIS terrorists the goal of a new state incorporating territory in northern Iraq and Syria may be a reality. As I see it, this is more than a Sunni-Shia conflict within the confines of one region. It has the potential to be the catalyst of World War IV, the Cold War being World War III.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Herbert London: The European Vote Message

Political analysts are having a field day combing through the ashes of the recent elections for the European Parliament.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:41 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Herbert London: The President’s Prisoner Exchange

For a considerable period I have argued that President Obama’s foreign policy was feckless, a function of inexperience and amateurish advisement. The overarching goal of removing the U.S. from harm’s way seemed absurd since even if you want to avoid war, it sometimes has a way of finding you. But there is logic in a foreign policy position that avoids overreaching.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:20 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Herbert London: American Foreign Policy Through The Eyes of Egyptians

For intellectuals and government officials in Egypt, American foreign policy is an enigma. From Syria to Afghanistan questions are posed about the stance of the Obama administration. To cite one example, an official asked, how do you explain the president’s argument for bombing Syria only to end up not bombing Syria?

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Herbert London: Understanding The Egyptian Military

For Americans, military matters are rarely considered. After all, without a draft, less than one-half of one percent of the nation has any direct involvement with military issues. The Congress is in a similar state largely unaware of military concerns as a Chinese wall has been erected between the military brass and the civilian leadership that makes decisions about its future.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:43 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Herbert London: The Grinding

There is a relentless driving sound in America. It is a pneumatic drill pounding away at the nation’s moral anchors. The mediating structures that maintained equilibrium are the targets.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Herbert London: Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is NBA

L’affaire Sterling is nearing an end. Almost every sentient human being is aware of Don Sterling’s rancid racist comments. He has been banned from the NBA forever and he is being forced to sell his team, the Los Angeles Clippers. All of this is known. Adam Silver, Commissioner of the NBA, has been heralded for his quick, and “appropriate” action. The legendary Michael Jordan summarized the view of players and owners by noting: “As an owner, I’m obviously disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views. As a fellow player, I am completely outraged. There is no room in the NBA – or anywhere else – for the kind of racism and hatred that Mr. Sterling allegedly expressed.”
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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Herbert London: The Republican Contract for 2014

The Republican strategy for the 2014 November election has been cast in stone: “Obamacare, Obamacare, Obamacare.” Leadership in the House, the Republican Study Group, the National Republican Committee and a variety of pollsters are persuaded that the Affordable Care Act, and the president’s name attached to it, represent a winning formula. Speaker Boehner is so convinced of this claim that he systematically refuses to consider other campaign issues. After all, other issues would dilute the message and confuse the voting public.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Herbert London: Big Time College Sports Facing Hypocrisy

Amid the celebration of the Connecticut University victory in the NCAA basketball tournament the team’s star player, Shabazz Napier, used the moment to broadcast a message: “I want to get everybody’s attention right quick. Ladies and gentlemen, you’re looking at the hungry Huskies…. This is what happens when you banned us.” Napier was referring to the one-year postseason penalty the National Collegiate Athletic Association issued in 2012 for the team’s failure to meet minimum academic requirements, requirements as minimum as infrequent attendance in “Mickey Mouse” courses.

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