Articles by Mitchell Baxter

“Just Stay Quiet and You’ll Be Okay”

The command: “Just stay quiet and you’ll be okay,” dishonestly issued by 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta to the passengers of American Airlines Flight 11, is the title of the opening chapter of Robert Spencer’s 16th book, The Complete Infidel’s Guide … Continue reading

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Trump’s Jerusalem Power-Play Leads From The Front

Power, not appeasement or concession-based “diplomacy,” has always prevailed in the history of the world, and power is demonstrated by executing a power play. The President’s new approach to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians means they can get … Continue reading

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Is Ted Cruz Reagan?

Cruz may not be Reagan, but what we need at this moment of looming authoritarianism from both parties’ candidates is not Reagan, but Cato, willing to face the cheering mobs and stand for the republic and the Constitution. If Cruz committed political suicide, then he joins Cato as a patriot who gave himself to the republic, for the cause of liberty, not the cause of one man eager to put himself above the laws. Continue reading

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Trump Affirms his Support for Israel

The larger question is whether Donald Trump accomplished what he intended. Will he draw a majority of the Jewish vote? Probably not, but based on the applause at the Verizon sports arena, even if he only moved the bar among a wider audience from “Trump is the worst ever” to “Trump isn’t as bad as feared,” he’ll have overcome significant resistance, as he moves toward the Republican nomination. A few more points in each upcoming primary can tip the balance in his favor. Some of his statements will increase Leftist opposition, but the more-strident the protests, the more support Trump gains. Continue reading

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Scarlett Johansson, SodaStream Episode, Expose Hypocrisy, Hostility of Anti-Israel Activists

Three weeks ago, SodaStream was just a specialty company making high-end, home-carbonation equipment and flavored syrups. Although they were publicly traded (NASDAQ: SODA), and their products were popular among enthusiasts, they weren’t quite a household name. Looking for publicity, they signed a deal with actress-model Scarlett Johansson to be their first ‘Global Brand Ambassador,’ and announced that she would appear in a Super Bowl commercial.

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