Articles by: David Silberthau

by / on July 24, 2014 at 5:43 pm / in Web Columnists

War of the Words

“In the end, I love language because it is freedom. No wonder, then, why I’m not particularly fond of rhetorical questions. I am—or at least I try to be—Politically Correct, and I am proud.”

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by / on July 21, 2014 at 10:18 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World

On the Conflict in Gaza

“Hamas continues to terrorize, and Israel continues to pulverize, but neither side sustains substantial gains. If nothing else, the current escalation proves, without a doubt, that there are no winners.”

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by / on July 7, 2014 at 3:37 pm / in Web Columnists

A Reply to Fattal’s Response

“If everyone in the Jewish community thought as Josh did, there would be no need for my article. His analysis and insight into the conflict illustrates keen awareness and sensitivity to both sides.”

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by / on July 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World

A Kidnapped Debate

The recent tragedy is part of the overarching conflict, but it is not the conflict. Obviously, conflicts are innately emotional and the recent murders are political, but personal views on the Israeli-Palestinian crisis are secondary when acknowledging the recent killings.

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by / on November 7, 2012 at 9:27 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

The More Things Stay the Same, the More Things Change

But what’s the fallout of the election? We know Republicans have some soul-searching to do, but what happens with Washington? The House is still red. The Senate and White House blue.

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 11:02 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

One Week Out

Election seasons are often defined by three events. The debates, conventions, and V.P. picks. So what’s left? What is there still to talk about except the hundreds of polls released everyday?

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by / on October 24, 2012 at 12:44 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Obama Spins Mitt Around the World in Round Three

Romney clearly thought he had to merely play it safe and pass an abstract “litmus test”, while Obama was out to show that this guy is not ready to wield the might of the most powerful nation in the world.

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by / on October 18, 2012 at 7:50 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: Cory Booker

Talking to Columbia students Tuesday night on behalf of the Kenneth Cole Foundation, Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey discussed love, hope, change, and this generation’s imperative to tackle the hard issues.

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by / on October 16, 2012 at 1:54 am / in Domestic, Opinion

State of the Race

There’s a lot going on right now. The vice-presidential debate went live last week, polls have tightened significantly since Romney’s strong performance in Denver, the second Presidential debate is tomorrow night, and the election is in just over three weeks. Say that ten times fast.

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by / on October 9, 2012 at 10:47 am / in Domestic, Opinion

The One Man Time Bomb

You may have heard Romney’s quips and the president’s meager defense that “things are getting better”. It turns out those numbers were wrong.

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