Herbert London

Commentary & Opinion
12:46 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Herbert London: Academic Fraud And Big Time College Sports

If you follow big time college sports as I do, it has been apparent that the student-athlete in Division I schools is an oxymoron. There are occasional stories of the college graduate who reads at the third grade level or the football star who couldn’t find a classroom on campus. Now, however, a scandal has been reported bigger than any previously mentioned. It involves bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina encompassing more than 3000 students over two decades.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:53 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Herbert London: The Multipronged Attack On Israel

In the international effort to undermine Israel every avenue of attack from the military to the cultural is being employed. The Arab world is continually stirred to a frenzy pitch on imaginary or exaggerated threats. Palestinian Authority President Abbas (seemingly president for life) spread the unfounded incendiary rumor that Israeli settlers were “desecrating” Al-Aqsa Mosque and noting “we must stop them (the settlers) from entering by any means possible.” But there isn’t a scintilla of evidence that this claim is true?

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Herbert London: Negotiating With Iran

It is something of an old saw to contend that if a woman says “no,” she means “maybe.” If she says “maybe” she means “yes,” but if she says “yes” she is not a “lady.” Similarly if a man says “yes,” he means “maybe,” if he says “maybe” he means “no,” but if says “no,” he could not possibly be a negotiator in Vienna for the Obama administration.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:47 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Herbert London: The European Slide To Anti-Zionism

Although it isn’t binding, the British parliament voted in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state. British MPs voted 274 to 12 for a non-binding motion to “recognize the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel as a contribution to securing a negotiated two state solution.” The remainder of the parliament’s 650 MPs abstained.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:46 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Herbert London: Virtuecrats

Although unannounced, there are three political parties in the United States: Democrats, Republicans and Virtuecrats. The latter is bipartisan. It includes independents and many political agnostics. What it doesn’t include are skeptics. The Virtuecrats are true believers, sure that what they are doing and marching for is right.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:23 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Herbert London: What Israel Faces

While the anti-Zionists are busily scurrying about thinking of ways to yet again chastise Israel for defending itself, it seems to me important that the public understand what this Jewish nation faces.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:46 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Herbert London: Iran - An Ally, An Enemy, A Surrogate?

The Obama Middle East foreign policy lens is focused on one issue at the moment: the defeat of ISIS. In pursuing this goal, the Obama team is seeking allies including former enemies such as Iran, notwithstanding claims to the contrary. While the U.S. now sees Iran as a potential stabilizing force in Iraq and Syria, Tehran is chafing at what it considers the tough negotiating stance of the U.S. on its nuclear program.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:56 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Herbert London: President Obama Lays Out His “Strategy”

Tomahawk cruise missile launched from USS Philipine Sea on Sept. 23, 2014.
Credit U.S. Navy

President Obama finally delivered a presidential address in his strategy view of the war against ISIS. As a speech, it was admirable; as a strategy, it is questionable.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Herbert London: A World Without Borders

Policies emerging from the Obama administration are often perplexing. Why give ISIS a virtual free hand in destroying Iraqi and Syrian borders? Why does the administration support a European Union that is gasping for political breath? Why has the Obama team allowed Latin American youths to cross our border in violation of national sovereignty?

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Commentary & Opinion
12:44 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Herbert London: No Strategy?

Since 9/11/01 the United States has been engaged in a struggle against radical Islam. The enemies have a variety of names from ISIS to al Qaeda, from Boko Harem to the Muslim Brotherhood, from Hamas to Hezbollah, but they are all active in the name of Islam and all have an imperial goal of creating a caliphate. Tactics may vary; yet they consistently maintain an extreme level of violence as a source of intimidation.

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