Colors: Cyan Color

Reality doesn’t care what political party you are a part of. Reality doesn’t have platitudes or talking points. Governor Kathy Hochul got hit with a dose of reality so hard that all the diatribes she gave when running for office fell flat on its face with the explosion of illegal migrants that is overwhelming New York.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas made international news this week when a speech he gave went viral on social media. His remarks claim that Jews were persecuted during the Holocaust because of “their social role, which had to do with usury, money, and so on,” as opposed to just because they were Jewish. The video drew ire from nearly everyone with a social media account. Yet there is a valuable lesson to be gained from this. Stop saying the phrase “two-state solution.”

This Yom Kippur marked fifty years since the tragic war that broke out on Yom Kippur in 1973.  Fifty years is a significant time - half a century, to be exact. A jubilee according to the Jewish calendar.  A lot has changed since; however, many of the changes we are experiencing today started as a result of the Yom Kippur War.  This includes the disastrous Oslo Accords, or rather the Oslo Surrender, which took place exactly thirty years ago, and also the recent turmoil and waves of civil violence waged by a progressive minority that are bringing Israel on the cusp of civil war.   

For those who watch politics and culture long enough, a certain trend emerges over time. Politics is like a pendulum swinging back and forth, left to right. Every time it seems like one side of the spectrum is dominating, the pendulum begins to swing back until the other side is on top. For the past decade, New York City has been firmly and squarely on the left side of the pendulum, but the signs are beginning to indicate a shift rightward.

The walls are closing in around Joe Biden as bombshell after bombshell hit him, his administration, and his family. In the last week, an impeachment inquiry was opened, his son was indicted, he capitulated to Iran, and he’s been worse than ever on the stump. His general election poll numbers have flatlined to the point that former President Donald Trump is ahead of him in the Real Clear Politics polling average. Will Democrats try to get Biden out and put someone else in?

This past week, NYS Assemblymember Zohran Mamdani and State Senator Kristen Gonzalez hosted a town hall to discuss their legislation that aims to prohibit New York registered charities from funding Israeli organizations operating in Judea and Samaria. Hosted in what is quickly becoming a hub of anti-Semitic activism – CUNY Law – the town hall aimed to discuss the Not On Our Dime Act, a Radical Left piece of legislation.