Saturday, March 17th | 1 Nisan 5778


Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.


avatar Morgan P. Muchnick
Morgan P. Muchnick is a 2001 graduate of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He previously served as professional staff to Senator Fred Thompson and as a volunteer for Senator Thompson's presidential campaign. In addition, Mr. Muchnick served as chief speechwriter for Daniel Ayalon, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, and as a policy analyst for various organizations on Capitol Hill.

ARTICLES BY: Morgan P. Muchnick

September 19, 2012 1:00 am

Two Conventions, Cognitive Dissonance and the Jewish Vote

I recently attended the Republican National Convention (RNC) as a guest of the Maryland Delegation. I had never personally attended a convention and aside from...

February 3, 2012 12:44 pm

President Obama’s U.S./Israel Policy: An Interview with Eugene Kontorovich

Amongst the pro-Israel community it is often asked whether the GOP or the Democratic Party is better for maintaining a strong US/Israel alliance. To many,...

December 20, 2011 9:02 am

Jews for the Church of Latter-Day Saints

Thus far, the 2011-2012 Republican primary has been a fascinating political theater involving one frontrunner - Mitt Romney - and myriad "Romney alternatives" that have...

September 17, 2011 9:14 pm

Marine, Jew and Republican Senator?

Living and working inside the Washington beltway affords me the opportunity to meet a broad mix of interesting people. A few weeks ago I was...

August 23, 2011 1:00 am

Getting on Track

The US economy, indeed the global economy, is on the verge of slipping into a very dark place. We are watching neck-breaking volatility in our...

July 12, 2011 8:56 pm

Are Jet Owners Really the Problem?

There have been many recent cries of frustration emanating from the business community following last week's Presidential Press Conference dealing primarily with the ongoing struggles...

May 27, 2011 12:50 pm

Israel: Problem or Solution?

The recent kerfuffle involving President Obama and supporters of Israel that began with the President's recent speech focusing on the "Arab Spring" and the Israeli/Palestinian...

May 16, 2011 11:18 am

The Culture of Victimhood

The United States of America is a nation that, to most, represents individual freedom and liberty but, unfortunately, most of us fail to appreciate how...

March 2, 2011 12:40 pm

To Be a Leader or a Friend

There are many eternal questions that have no real answer, including, what is better; to be feared and respected, or to be liked?  Parents certainly...

January 31, 2011 4:57 pm

The Devil we Know vs. the Devil we Don’t Know

The recent explosion of anger from Muslims throughout the Middle East and North Africa is a fascinating story, full of complexity and significance to the...

January 27, 2011 10:44 am

The Devolution of Pakistan

Turning on the news these days, one is likely to be inundated with coverage of newly-minted Speaker of the House Boehner's proclivity to cry on...

December 20, 2010 4:06 pm

WikiLeaks’ Cascading Effects

Much has been said regarding Julian Assange.  Whether you regard him as a hero, a terrorist, or somewhere in between, he has certainly captured...

November 23, 2010 6:52 pm

How the Jewish Vote Influenced the Midterm Results

Now that we are a few weeks out from the November midterm election and the dust has mostly cleared it is important to take...

October 28, 2010 10:52 pm

The Not So Silent Majority

Many moderate Republicans will wonder why I, a non-Tea Party Republican, would draft a strong defense of the Tea Party movement.  As Dennis Prager,...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...