Ruthie Blum writes a column for Sheldon Adelson's online daily, Israel Hayom. Ms. Blum sees the world as divided into two groups: those who love Israel enough; and those who don't. To qualify for the first group, the bar is high. It requires a level of obsequiousness towards all things Israel to which many are

HAGEL: 95%?

As of February 18, 2013, the Dublin based betting site, Intrade, has Chuck Hagel as a 95% favorite to be confirmed as US Secretary of Defense. I support Hagel and would hope his chances are that good, but I would put them at closer to 75%. Let's look at the parties and issues in this


Everybody knows Bibi, Mitt, and Barack. Sheldon Adelson could use some introduction. Sheldon was born poor in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1933. He is now the 8th richest person in the United States. He is a potent force in right-wing Israeli politics through his financial support of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and his ownership of the