Sixteenth Street Revisited

From the sidewalk I gazed at the boarded-up two-story brick and stucco eight-family building at 2132  N. 16th St. As the cold January air chilled my face, I recalled the dilapidated desolate structure as it  was during the first ten years of my life. The building, then owned by the late Nathan Pachefsky  (whose son now runs Mr P’s  tire stores),  was occupied by families named Jubilerer, Schwartz, Haber, Kosberg and Schneider, most of them Jewish.  Just south of the structure stood Feldstein’s grocery store, where Mr Feldstein would retrieve  items from the high shelves with a long grasping hook, and…

Casting a Paul on the Republicans

I predict that Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who is now seeking the Republican presidential nomination, will run on a third-party ticket next November. Here is why: 1. He is out of step with other Republicans. Like all Republican presidential candidates, Paul wants to cut federal spending and taxes. But he would go much further than any of the others: Paul would cut a trillion dollars in the first year alone! He would also abolish the Federal Reserve System (established in 1913), which controls the U.S. money supply, issues currency and regulates banking. If his  ideas were implemented, we could face a 1930s-style Depression.…

The Gingrich Who Stole Palestine

“We have invented the Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs…..” Newt Gingrich on The Jewish Channel (Cable TV), December 12, 2011 “The Palestinian people does not exist,…only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of the Palestinian people.” Zahir Muhsein, Member of the PLO Executive Committee, 1977 The former House Speaker apparently agrees with Mr. Muhsein that Arabs living in the former Palestine Mandate territory do not constitute a separate people, but are merely a segment of the Arab people in one geographical area. He also agrees that the term “Palestinians” was invented to…