In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Helen Thomas, RIP

Helen Thomas was good to me. For a long time I liked and admired her. When I first arrived to cover the White House in 1997, I found myself suddenly surrounded by famous journalists. A few had attitudes. Most were polite but basically busy and unfriendly to a new member of the beat who didn’t work for one of the major news organizations. And then

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Helen Thomas Dead at 92

Updated 1:30 pm ET Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas died today at the age of 92. Thomas covered every president since John F. Kennedy. She worked for UPI and then Hearst until retiring abruptly in 2010 after saying the Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” and go back to Germany and Poland. I wanted to let you know she had died. I worked

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Helen Thomas Gets Award From the Palestinians

Even when she was a mainstream, supposedly unbiased journalist, veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas made clear her sympathies for the Palestinians. She was excused for her bias because she expressed this is in the form of tough questions, not pronouncements, and didn’t go overboard. Once she left UPI and started doing a column, any effort to hide her sympathies was off. And then she

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Helen Thomas is Back with More Hatred for Jews

Helen Thomas, who earlier this year went down in a blaze of anti-semitism as the dean of the White House press corps, has added to her portfolio of hate with a few more anti-semitic ravings in an interview with Playboy. On remembering the Holocaust: There’s nothing wrong with remembering it, but why do we have to constantly remember? On Israeli actions being equivalent to those

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When Barack Met Bibi

The Scene: Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and his aides have just entered to Oval Office for his meeting today with President Obama. The Israelis are determined to avoid a repeat of the last White House session, when Obama stiffed them for part of the time and refused to take a picture with Netanyahu. The Israelis fear Obama is tilting toward the Palestinians but hope

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Goodbye Helen. Hello Connie. And Les.

The Queen is Dead. Long live the Queen! With the Helen Thomas finally carted out of the White House on a stretcher ranting about the Jews, the new senior member of the White House press corps is Connie Lawn of Audio-Video News. Her deputy, the second longest serving correspondent, is World News Daily’s Les Kinsolving OMG like what can I say? I can’t possibly be

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On Helen Thomas

I don’t think the world expected Helen Thomas to suddenly start urging the Jews to exit Israel, but a lot of us who have worked with her at the White House are not completely surprised. Let’s take a look just one more time. Here are her full remarks as given to rabbilive.com Helen, though just about 90, is still thinking clearly. What has happened in

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