Commentary Should Be Renamed “Paranoia Magazine”

Posted by on September 02, 2011 in Blog

Stupidity has an interesting quality: in small pieces it can frustrate, but in slightly bigger chunks you can’t help but laugh at it. Commentary Magazine seems to have a knack for the latter kind of stupidity. A few months ago, its Executive Director Jonathan Tobin made a fool of himself when he made a baseless charge of anti-Semitism against Hussein Ibish, prompting a devastating response from Ibish.  Shortly after, Commentary perceived a non-existent attack on Israel when AAI merely complimented a political figure for not pandering to the anti-Muslim sentiment. Eager, yet again, to perceive non-existent conspiracies and to base charges on...

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Redistricting May Force Conyers Out

Posted by on July 22, 2011 in Blog

Possible redistricting in Michigan may have a profoundly negative affect on Rep. John Conyers’s (D-MI) chances retaining his office, according to a recent POLITICO article. Conyers represents the 14th district of Michigan, which includes parts of Dearborn, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Southgate, Trenton and Allen Park. If Michigan Governor Rick Snyder approves the new map (which he is likely to do), Conyers will retain only 1/5 of his current constituency, with the new district stretching into parts of Oakland County and Lakeside gross pointe, an area of sharp demographic contrast to his current district. Such a shift –...

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