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  • A Dishonest Rewrite of the Duke Lacrosse Case

    05/19/2014 5:59:06 AM PDT · by ladyjane · 39 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | May 18, 2018 | Dorothy Rabinowitz
    In the outpouring of praise for William D. Cohan's new book "The Price of Silence"—a work, remarkably enough, being celebrated as a model of evenhandedness, scrupulous objectivity, etc.—one essential has gone overlooked. Namely, the central point of this tale about the Duke lacrosse case and accusations against three players of rape and assault at a house party. It takes no close reading to see that the book is meant to recast the story so as to nullify the outcome Americans thought they knew—
  • Attorney in notable radical cases dies in NY at 77

    03/24/2011 11:42:44 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 24, 2011 | FRANK ELTMAN
    Leonard Weinglass, an attorney who represented clients in high-profile political cases ranging from the Chicago Seven in the 1960s to the so-called Cuban Five in recent years, has died in New York City. He was 77. Colleague Michael Krinsky says Weinglass died Wednesday night of pancreatic cancer.
  • The Alien in the White House

    06/12/2010 1:29:47 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 24 replies · 1,147+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9 June 2010 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
    The distance between the president and the people is beginning to be revealed The deepening notes of disenchantment with Barack Obama now issuing from commentators across the political spectrum were predictable. So, too, were the charges from some of the president's earliest enthusiasts about his failure to reflect a powerful sense of urgency about the oil spill. There should have been nothing puzzling about his response to anyone who has paid even modest critical attention to Mr. Obama's pronouncements. For it was clear from the first that this president—single-minded, ever-visible, confident in his program for a reformed America saved from...
  • Obama: President of the Left

    06/10/2010 8:03:58 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies · 79+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-10-10 | Mike's America
    Obama's policies and personnel are "alien" to America and not what we expect from a President of the United States!Dorothy Rabinowitz's latest column at the Wall Street Journal caused a big splash Wednesday on the Talk Radio circuit. It's worth reading in it's entirety. Here's an excerpt: The Alien in the White House The distance between the president and the people is beginning to be revealed. By Dorothy Rabinowitz Wall Street Journal JUNE 9, 2010 ...A great part of America now understands that this president's sense of identification lies elsewhere, and is in profound ways unlike theirs. He is hard...
  • The Alien in the White House

    06/09/2010 5:35:04 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 67 replies · 167+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06-09-10 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
    The distance between the president and the people is beginning to be revealed. The deepening notes of disenchantment with Barack Obama now issuing from commentators across the political spectrum were predictable. So, too, were the charges from some of the president's earliest enthusiasts about his failure to reflect a powerful sense of urgency about the oil spill. There should have been nothing puzzling about his response to anyone who has paid even modest critical attention to Mr. Obama's pronouncements. For it was clear from the first that this president—single-minded, ever-visible, confident in his program for a reformed America saved from...
  • Martha Coakley's Convictions [role played in a notorious sex case raises questions]

    01/15/2010 3:36:49 PM PST · by Clint Williams · 4 replies · 725+ views
    WSJ ^ | 1/14/10 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
    The story of the Amiraults of Massachusetts, and of the prosecution that had turned the lives of this thriving American family to dust, was well known to the world by the year 2001. It was well known, especially, to District Attorney Martha Coakley, who had by then arrived to take a final, conspicuous, role in a case so notorious as to assure that the Amiraults' name would be known around the globe. The Amiraults were a busy, confident trio, grateful in the way of people who have found success after a life of hardship. ... ... Gerald Amirault spent nearly...
  • Martha Coakley's Convictions

    01/15/2010 6:09:33 AM PST · by ninonitti · 37 replies · 1,281+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 14, 2010 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
    The Amiraults were a busy, confident trio, grateful in the way of people who have found success after a life of hardship. Violet had reared her son Gerald and daughter Cheryl with help from welfare, and then set out to educate herself. The result was the triumph of her life—the Fells Acres school—whose every detail Violet scrutinized relentlessly. Not for nothing was the pre-school deemed by far the best in the area, with a long waiting list for admission.
  • Obama’s Tone-Deaf Health Campaign

    08/11/2009 5:20:17 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 8 replies · 448+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/11/2009 | Dorothy Rabinowitz
    It didn’t take chaotic town-hall meetings, raging demonstrators and consequent brooding in various sectors of the media to bring home the truth that the campaign for a health-care bill is, to put it mildly, not going awfully well. It’s not hard now to envision the state of this crusade with just a month or two more of diligent management by the Obama team—think train wreck. It may one day be otherwise in the more perfect world of universal coverage, but for now disabilities like the tone deafness that afflicts this administration from the top down are uninsurable.
  • Obama’s Tone-Deaf Health Campaign

    08/10/2009 8:27:01 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 15 replies · 1,165+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08-11-09 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
    The president shouldn’t worry about the protestors disrupting town hall meetings. He should worry about the Americans who have been sitting at home listening to him. It didn’t take chaotic town-hall meetings, raging demonstrators and consequent brooding in various sectors of the media to bring home the truth that the campaign for a health-care bill is, to put it mildly, not going awfully well. It’s not hard now to envision the state of this crusade with just a month or two more of diligent management by the Obama team—think train wreck. It may one day be otherwise in the more...
  • News Flash: The Media Back Obama

    10/08/2008 11:18:16 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 21 replies · 861+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 9, 2008 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
    The single constant in the eternal election remains the media, whose activist role no one will seriously dispute. To point out the prevailing (with honorable exceptions) double standard of reporting so favorable to Mr. Obama by now feels superfluous -- much like talking about the weather. The same holds true for all those reports pointing to Mr. Obama's heroic status outside the United States -- not to mention the cascade of press analyses warning that if he fails to win election, the cause will surely be racism. None of this means that the media's role will go unremembered -- who...
  • News Flash: The Media Back Obama (Real Americans need to wipe the smirk off the media's face)

    10/11/2008 7:12:22 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 27 replies · 1,130+ views
    wall street journal ^ | 10/11/2008 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
    Both time and events have dimmed those defining moments that early on revealed the difference between the two presidential aspirants. Not only did the financial crisis arrive but so, in her uproarious way, did Sarah Palin. Tuesday's debate between two candidates paralyzed by caution altered nothing. It was a relief, of course, not to hear about Sen. McCain's record as a "maverick" --a word that would, in a merciful world, be banned from public discourse for the next decade. It was too much to expect Barack Obama to spare us further recitals of the McCain-Bush connection. The single constant in...
  • Leftist lawyer Victor Rabinowitz dies

    11/21/2007 11:25:53 AM PST · by Borges · 26 replies · 28+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 11/20/07
    NEW YORK - Victor Rabinowitz, a lawyer who represented leftist causes and clients such as Alger Hiss, the Black Panthers, Fidel Castro and Weather Underground member Kathy Boudin, has died at 96. Rabinowitz died Friday at his Manhattan home, his longtime law partner, Michael Krinsky, said Tuesday. In a 1996 memoir, "Unrepentant Leftist," Rabinowitz said that he had been a member of the American Communist Party from 1942 — when the United States and the Soviet Union were wartime allies — until the early 1960s because it seemed the best way to fight for social justice. Rabinowitz was the last...
  • Hijacking History: Profiling Arabs has nothing to do with interning Japanese-Americans

    12/07/2001 4:01:05 AM PST · by veronica · 10 replies · 142+ views
    Opinion Journal.com ^ | 12/07/01 | Dorothy Rabinowitz
    <p>The law does some foolish things, it doesn't do crazy things, Floyd Abrams informed a "60 Minutes" audience Sunday. The First Amendment expert and champion of individual rights had in mind, specifically, the arguments of civil libertarians and others now objecting to airport security measures or other special scrutiny focusing on Arab male passengers. "It would be crazy," Mr. Abrams observed, "not to consider what people look like when we're looking for people who may be involved with hijackings."</p>
  • The Michael Nifong Scandal [Dorothy Rabinowitz]

    01/11/2007 3:37:41 AM PST · by aculeus · 86 replies · 2,782+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 11, 2007 | by Dorothy Rabinowitz
    The Duke rape hoax is redolent of past decades' phony child-abuse cases. No one could have imagined, when the story began last March, how soon and completely that bit of shorthand--"the Duke University scandal"--would be transformed. Scarcely 10 months after, the term is now almost universally understood as a reference to the operations of Michael Nifong, the Durham County district attorney (pictured nearby), whose abandonment of all semblance of concern about the merits of the rape and assault accusations against three Duke University students was obvious from the first. So was his abundant confidence while broadcasting comments on the guilt...
  • JonBenet

    08/30/2006 4:39:05 AM PDT · by libstripper · 305 replies · 4,658+ views
    Wall Street Journal Opinion Journal ^ | August 30, 2006 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
    Two days into the JonBenet Ramsey/John Karr media deluge, a mid-fortyish male in line next to me at a food shop groaned at the day's newspaper headlines. "Now," muttered this stranger--though he wore a baseball cap with bill turned backward, which suggested a few things about him one could know right off--"now we're not going to hear about anything but this damned story for the next six weeks." I sympathized, forbearing to tell him that it would have plenty of competition, what with the networks set to embark on round-the-clock wallowing in the Katrina anniversary.
  • The Sheehan Spectacle (We're witnessing a replay of the media's cynical catering to the 9-11 widows)

    08/15/2005 10:34:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 1,712+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 8/16/2005 | George Neumayr
    A good illustration of the collusion between axe-grinding victims and the cynical media that exploit them appeared after one of last year's presidential debates: a placard was crassly put up in "spin alley" to direct reporters to "9-11 widows" who were eager to provide them with quotes disparaging George Bush for not making the right noises during the debate. Cindy Sheehan and the media's manipulative use of her brings this episode back to mind. We're witnessing a replay of the media's cynical catering to the 9-11 widows, dubbed the "Jersey Girls," which began with great interest but then trailed off...
  • The Other War

    08/11/2005 3:31:50 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 9 replies · 277+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 8/11/05 | Dorothy Rabinowitz
    A solemn handful of plaintiffs surrounded New York Civil Liberties Union head Donna Lieberman last week as she announced the agency's latest lawsuit--this one targeted at new procedures allowing for the random inspection of bags carried onto the subways. This will not come as a surprise--the agency has had an exceptionally busy few years, since 9/11, campaigning against expanding police powers, increased surveillance and other antiterror measures, all of which, the NYCLU and likeminded watchdogs regularly inform us, pose a greater danger than any that might come from the terrorists themselves. How Americans of normal intelligence respond to this reasoning...
  • WSJ: The Other War - The ACLU thinks cops are a bigger threat than terrorists.

    08/11/2005 5:09:54 AM PDT · by OESY · 18 replies · 764+ views
    opinionjournal.com ^ | August 11, 2005 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
    ...Among other lessons of 9/11, we have learned the cost of squeamishness that prevented closer scrutiny of young Arab men entering the country even when their behavior raised suspicions.... [A]n airline ticket-taker recalls being stunned by the strange look on the face of customer Mohamed Atta--particularly the unsettling fury the man exuded. Still, he could not bring himself to raise any alarm: indeed, when he heard later that the plane Atta was on had been one of those that crashed in the terror attacks, the agent felt terrible. Terrible because he had been suspicious of the passenger and thought he...
  • WoT ALERT: Terror U.

    01/22/2005 7:24:00 AM PST · by indcons · 7 replies · 943+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | January 21, 2005 | Joe Kaufman
    One year ago, I wrote a piece exposing radical Islam within Florida Atlantic University (FAU). My goal was twofold: [1] to bring awareness concerning a growing problem within FAU [2] to push the university to take action so that this problem ceases to exist. Unfortunately, only the first part of my goal was accomplished, as FAU is continuing to allow radicals on its campus, the latest being this Saturday'S (Jan.22, 2005) return engagement of potential co-conspirator to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Siraj Wahhaj. The Enemy Thrives at FAU In recent times, a fairly large list of...
  • A Priest's Story

    04/30/2005 12:45:58 PM PDT · by gbcdoj · 3 replies · 317+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | Saturday, April 30, 2005 | Dorothy Rabinowitz
    NO CRUELER TYRANNIES A Priest's StoryNot all accounts of sex abuse in the Catholic Church turn out to be true.BY DOROTHY RABINOWITZSaturday, April 30, 2005 12:01 a.m. EDT Nine years after he had been convicted and sent to prison on charges of sexual assault against a teenage boy, Father Gordon MacRae received a letter in July 2003 from Nixon Peabody LLP, a law firm representing the Diocese of Manchester, N.H. Under the circumstances--he was a priest serving a life term--and after all he had seen, the cordial-sounding inquiry should not perhaps have chilled him as much as it did.". . . an individual...
  • More Estrogen for Ms. Estrich! - (You go, Girl!)

    03/27/2005 7:51:35 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 1,087+ views
    WSJ OPINION JOURNAL.COM ^ | MARCH 26, 2005 | MELANIE KIRKPATRICK
    Like many women of a certain age, I have a bad habit, first learned in the 1960s and '70s. Whenever I'm in a professional setting, I count the number of women in the room. These days there are occasions when I don't have enough fingers and toes to do the job. Which brings me to the present, and an ugly little spat that is roiling the waters of opinion journalism in the same way that Lawrence Summers's comments about the dearth of women in math and science rocketed through the academy. Op-ed pages, the accepted wisdom insists, don't carry enough...
  • Rabinowitz steps down as director of Kirkland Project--Kirkland Project paid Churchill

    02/12/2005 6:09:16 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 49 replies · 1,053+ views
    The Spectator (Hamilton College) ^ | Feb. 11, 2005 | Ian Mandel
    Just over a week after the cancellation of Ward Churchill's visit to Hamilton, The Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of Comparative Literature Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz has announced that she is stepping down as director of the Kirkland Project, effective immediately. Rabinowitz announced her decision in a press release sent to The Spectator late Thursday evening. "Hamilton College finds itself in the midst of a crisis that is deeply rooted in the institution's history and set against a backdrop of increasing political and cultural tension. Much of the resulting media attack has been directed personally at me as Director of the Kirkland...
  • College Official Resigns Over Speaker

    02/12/2005 12:04:35 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 43 replies · 1,432+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 2-11-05 | AP
    College Official Resigns Over Speaker Fri Feb 11, 4:42 PM ET U.S. National - AP CLINTON, N.Y. - The head of a gender studies program at Hamilton College has resigned after igniting a furor by inviting to the campus a professor who likened the Sept. 11 victims to Nazis. Nancy Rabinowitz said she was stepping down "under duress" as director of the Kirkland Project for the Study of Gender, Society and Culture. She will continue to teach comparative literature. Rabinowitz resigned in a telephone call Thursday to the college's president. On Feb. 3, she extended a speaking invitation to University...
  • Director of embattled Hamilton College program resigns

    02/11/2005 3:16:48 PM PST · by rochester · 9 replies · 619+ views
    Newsday ^ | 2/11/05 | Newsday
    CLINTON, N.Y. (AP) _ A Hamilton College program director has resigned after igniting a furor by inviting to the campus a controversial professor who compared Sept. 11 victims to Nazis. Nancy Rabinowitz said she was resigning "under duress" as director of the Kirkland Project for the Study of Gender, Society and Culture. She will continue to teach comparative literature. Rabinowitz resigned in a telephone call Thursday night to College President Joan Hinde Stewart. Her resignation is effective immediately, the school said.........
  • Hamilton College's Other Leftist Problem(Rabinowitz)

    02/03/2005 10:27:32 AM PST · by kellynla · 7 replies · 393+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 2/3/2005 | Thomas Ryan
    By now, it is well known that New York state's Hamilton College invited, then uninvited, to its campus a radical professor who has repeatedly stated the victims of 9/11 deserved to die. What is less well known is that the professor who sponsored Ward Churchill's talk has a long history of radicalizing her college, shares ideological and family ties to domestic terrorists -- and is still being well-compensated for her efforts to spread anti-American hatred among that college's student body. Nancy Rabinowitz, who started teaching at Hamilton in 1978, is Hamilton College's professor of Comparative Literature and director of the...
  • Rabinowitz Scorches CBS's 'Lying Journalists'

    09/24/2004 2:09:41 PM PDT · by kattracks · 6 replies · 1,374+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 9/24/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Oh, this is the most embarrassing turn of events in a CBS farce since Ricky brought Cesar Romero home for dinner and Lucy burnt the roast. What more can one say about that zany grayhead Dan Rather and Mary Mapes, stuck in the less-glamorous Ethel Mertz role of sidekick/accomplice? Plenty. We knew that Dorothy Rabinowitz, the wonderfully acidic TV columnist for the Wall Street Journal, would have something grand to say about the daffy Democrat duo’s bungling attempts to break into the candidate-assassination business. A few of the many highlights from Rabinowitz’s column today: She fillets the anchorman for trying...
  • WS Journal v. "Jersey Girls" (Rabinowitz accidently sends out email criticizing 9-11 widow)

    05/13/2004 1:25:02 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 120 replies · 323+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 13 May 2004 | Lloyd Grove
    Wall Street Journal pundit Dorothy Rabinowitz - who last month penned an acid assault on the "Jersey Girls," four 9/11 widows who've dared to criticize the Bush administration - received some payback yesterday at the hands of "Jersey Girl" Kristin Breitweiser. The 33-year-old widow of portfolio manager Ron Breitweiser, who died in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, gleefully shared with the Daily News Rabinowitz's intemperate and insulting response to Breitweiser's recent op-ed submission to the Journal enumerating "systemic" problems with government efforts to meet the terrorist threat. In a message meant for Journal deputy editorial page editor...
  • The 9/11 Widows

    04/13/2004 9:14:43 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 329 replies · 1,199+ views
    OpinionJournal.com ^ | 4.14.2004 | Dorothy Rabinowitz
    <p>Americans are beginning to tire of them.</p> <p>Wednesday, April 14, 2004 12:01 a.m.</p> <p>"I watched my husband murdered live on TV. . . . At any point in time the casualties could have been lessened, and it seems to me there wasn't even an attempt made."</p>
  • Ravishing Rabinowitz of the Right

    03/19/2004 7:26:42 AM PST · by Valin · 17 replies · 170+ views
    THE NEW YORK OBSERVER ^ | 3/18/03 | George Gurley
    <p>Dorothy Rabinowitz, the sexy, five-foot-tall Wall Street Journal columnist andeditorial board member, hosted a dinner party recently at a downtown restaurant and, for a good 20 minutes, she smiled as her guests denounced Attorney General John Ashcroft.</p> <p>Finally, she let it rip.</p> <p>“I revere John Ashcroft,” she said.</p>
  • The Doctor Is In: Don't write Howard Dean off just yet

    01/26/2004 9:10:54 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 6 replies · 102+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 01/27/04 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
    <p>By the week's end, the air of sober restraint emanating from Howard Dean and all of his pronouncements had begun to seem a touch eerie. Holding forth at a Women for Dean rally, the doctor delivered prescriptions on domestic policy issues--a performance that was, by any standard, a model of restraint. At one point the candidate was even moved to explain, carefully, that he didn't mean that those currently running the government's misbegotten social policies should be sent packing because of any immorality in them; the problem was, simply, that time had passed them by. This astounding piece of large-heartedness could only have been a reflection of the new Dean spawned by the post-Iowa debacle--a transformation that seemed to take notably little time. Helping that transformation along were his wife, Dr. Judith Dean, and also his mother and brother, all in New Hampshire, we were informed, to help warm the candidate up.</p>
  • Glory Road (Wesley Clark tries frying up a miracle in New Hampshire)

    12/24/2003 6:48:30 AM PST · by presidio9 · 30 replies · 983+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, December 24, 2003 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ, Critic at Large
    <p>Five weeks before the New Hampshire primary, Wesley Clark stands over a stove mixing batter, the star attraction at one of the quadrennial pancake breakfasts to which all the candidates find their way. Intent on the task at hand, Mr. Clark rattles smoothly on about the way this is supposed to be done -- the trick is getting the little bubbles just right and the thickness can't be excessive, for various reasons he'd clearly be prepared to go into at some length, if anyone cared. Even at this fun enterprise the candidate's powerful didactic streak is on display, as is his pleasure in this occasion packed with friendly faces and fans lining up for autographs.</p>
  • A Demon for Our Times (Why the left hates John Ashcroft)

    09/22/2003 6:24:30 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 29 replies · 351+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Monday, September 22, 2003 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
    <p>Frenzy mounts uncontrolled over John Ashcroft, now considered -- in those quarters touched by the delirium -- enemy number one of the Bill of Rights, the Constitution and all that Americans hold dear. What is the cause of these fevers? Is there a doctor in the house?</p>
  • Coulter and Her Critics

    09/02/2003 9:02:43 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 57 replies · 1,193+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 09-02-2003 | Allan H. Ryskind
    The trouble with so many of Ann Coulter's critics is they're conspicuously ill-informed. Take for instance, their attacks on the late Sen. Joe McCarthy, the legendary anti-Communist she champions in her current best seller, Treason. When Fox News's Bill O'Reilly said McCarthy "demonized people who didn't deserve to be demonized," Coulter shot back: "Name one." O'Reilly balked for a moment, then boldly proclaimed: "I'll name one. Dalton Trumbo." O'Reilly was breathtakingly mistaken. When Coulter countered McCarthy "had nothing to do with Trumbo," O'Reilly blithely compounded his error. "Sure, he did," he said, and then plowed ahead, "It was a House...
  • NO CRUELER TYRANNY: THE SACROSANCT ACCUSATION

    04/28/2003 10:06:47 AM PDT · by Marianne · 8 replies · 220+ views
    Wall Street Journal, Opinion Journal ^ | April 28, 2003 | Dorothy Rabinowitz
    <p>No questions, they told me about phony sex-abuse charges. I asked anyway.</p> <p>My first encounter with the power of the sacrosanct accusation--the one no one was supposed to question--came when I was a television commentator at WWOR in New Jersey. I looked up at a row of monitors in the studio, all of them filled with pictures of a young woman just convicted on hundreds of counts of sexual abuse of the most grotesque kind--a lifetime's work, if they were all to be believed--and I began to wonder. A wonder born, not of particular concern, but of curiosity.</p>