Anti-Cruz missiles fly

by Michael Brown -- As expected, no sooner did Sen. Ted Cruz announce his presidential candidacy than the outlandish attacks on him began. If we are to judge him by the nature more…

Can Israel survive?

by Michael Brown -- Israel is a deeply divided, tiny nation that is surrounded by hostile enemies. Can this ancient yet modern nation survive? Tuesday's elections remind us of just how divided more…

America's 'holy pushback'

by Michael Brown -- I have long believed that radical activists would defeat themselves by overplaying their hand, either by going too far with their demands or by trying to bully their more…

Purim, the prime minister and the president

by Michael Brown -- Twenty-five hundred years ago, Queen Esther violated protocol and appealed to the king to intervene against a threat to annihilate the Jewish people. This week, Israeli Prime Minister more…

Ignore the gay trash talk

by Michael Brown -- Have you ever heard athletes trash talking before a big game? "You don't belong on the same court with us!" "You've got no business getting into that ring more…

The sexploitation of women

by Michael Brown -- This doesn't make any sense. Here in America, we who claim to be enlightened and liberated react with shock and dismay at reports of women in other cultures more…

Setting Anderson Cooper straight

by Michael Brown -- Dear Anderson, On your Ridiculist segment on Monday night, you addressed my friend Larry Tomczak, whom Ellen Dengeres also addressed, taking strong exception to his more…