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National Security Adviser John Bolton was wont to point out that the BDS movement was just a continuation of the United Nations resolution equating “Zionism with racism.” One of John Bolton’s greatest achievements was striking down that despicable and blatantly anti-Semitic canard that had lasted 19 years before Bolton came to town. We are still waiting for the day that the BDS movement is finally laid to rest. I know Bolton and the president are doing everything they can to make that happen. Unfortunately, there are universities and colleges like Swarthmore that keep propping it up. In March, the Swarthmore College student leaders voted to support the BDS movement. A pro-BDS dean was almost chosen at Dartmouth.

Last week, America ended.

Well, not exactly. But the end of the Republic seems to be the message that Democrats are going with. William Barr is a political hack. He is protecting the president better than any of his personal attorneys ever have. (Well, let’s be honest: there wasn’t much competition there to begin with.) But Democrats have painted Barr as a liar and a joke following his testimony in front of Congress regarding his management of the Mueller Report. They don’t like the summary of the report his office issued on March 24. They don’t like his characterization of wrongdoings of the Trump campaign and administration since the Mueller investigation began. They don’t like him. At this point in the game, I think it’s important to look back at the case as a whole from the beginning and see if the Democrats have a point.

It is an honor and a privilege to write about great individuals, especially those who’ve tremendously impacted my own life and politics. Joe Mermelstein was one such individual. It is not a coincidence that his third yahrtzeit takes place on the very same day that his friend, his colleague, and his prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is up for re-election on April 9. Joe, if he were still alive, would be the first to pay for 747s to fly Israeli citizens living in America to Israel to make sure to vote in the election (of course, he would not tell them who to vote for, but they would know). He was a man of action. He was not a talker. He was a doer. He made me president of American Friends of Ateret Cohanim, and for that I am forever grateful. His life spanned most of the 20th century and was devoted to the Jewish people, his family, and his business. His story is truly an impressive history lesson.

A few weeks ago, I had the unfortunate necessity to spend Shabbos with my daughter in a hospital. And while I am aware that a tremendous amount of political news broke over the past few weeks, I would like to take a break from politics to discuss my experience as an Orthodox Jew spending Shabbos in Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, Long Island. Thank G-d, my daughter is fine, and she received excellent care while in the hospital. Most of what was done was precautionary, and by now the incident is behind us. Also, I would like to make the disclaimer that I am not reviewing the hospital and its staff for their medical prowess; this is just going to be analyzing Winthrop as it relates to being shomer Shabbos in a hospital.

It’s growing increasingly difficult to take the Left seriously. No, it’s not because their ideas and proposals are getting more extreme and outlandish. That is to be expected. It’s because the Left is consistently telling us how we should all think, how we should all behave, and how disagreeing with them means that we’re evil. The Left claims that those on the Right side of the aisle don’t care about the poor because they won’t support raised taxes to pay for nationalized programs. The Left claims that those on the Right don’t care about the environment because they won’t support massive overhauls to the environment and economy. And of course, the Left claims that those on the Right don’t care about transparency because we don’t argue for President Trump to release his tax returns. Luckily for us, in recent months, the Left has shown us just how much it cares about these things, as well.

Last week, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned from her post in the Trump cabinet. To say that her tenure was controversial is putting it mildly. However, for some reason, any time there is any news surrounding the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Patrol, or ICE, a national discussion about immigration reform automatically ensues. Regardless of how you personally feel about the former secretary and her policies, you probably believe that our current immigration system is broken and needs a tremendous overhaul.