Joan Swirsky column
Joan Swirsky (www.joanswirsky.com) is a New York-based journalist and author who can be reached at joanswirsky@gmail.com.


Looking for answers to the autism epidemic in all the wrong places
Joan Swirsky
April 3, 2014

Just last week, on March 24, 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC) released its latest data on autism. After surveying . . .


Rotten to the core
Joan Swirsky
September 19, 2013

In July, the state of New York announced the results of its first tests based on the Common Core: The region hasn't been this battered since Superstorm Sandy. . . .


The kindness of strangers
Joan Swirsky
January 14, 2013

When Sandy hit, my husband Steve and daughter Karen and I spent day after day after day freezing in our ordinarily-cozy home, unable even to leave the premises, . . .


Jews and Obama -- pride and prejudice
Joan Swirsky
September 30, 2012

In the 1940s, when the Jews in America woke up to the unspeakable horror that their very own relatives or fellow-Jews in Germany, Poland, Vichy France, and all . . .


Paul "Lincolnesque" Ryan
Joan Swirsky
August 12, 2012

The other day on the Drudge Report I saw a picture of the actor Daniel Day-Lewis in full Abraham Lincoln mode for his upcoming movie about America's 16th . . .


Bad mommy
Joan Swirsky
May 13, 2012

In 1960, as a young wife living with my husband on his Ivy League campus, I had a front-row seat when the Feminist Movement made its debut. I was doing nothing, . . .


Obama -- the most happy fella
Joan Swirsky
September 13, 2011

Over the past almost-three years, I've had to laugh — in contempt — when the so-called intelligentsia have shaken their collective heads in . . .


Obama's malignant obsession with Jews and Israel
Joan Swirsky
May 25, 2011

Jew hatred comes in many forms — all of them irrational and unsupported by empirical fact, but all of them powerful and largely effective in deflecting . . .


Trump is already running the country
Joan Swirsky
May 10, 2011

The cartoonist Fuller depicts the billionaire builder Donald Trump dressed in a circus-master's outfit and holding in one hand a red, white, and blue megaphone . . .


The itch that's destroying America
Joan Swirsky
March 12, 2011

It's a funny thing about itches...the more you scratch, the more you itch. This is because scratching floods your system with histamine, which causes — . . .


Guts & gonads make Rudy the only choice in 2012
Joan Swirsky
March 1, 2011

If you visit any online or neighborhood bookstore, you will see dozens of books about leadership, all of them — except Rudy Giuliani's Leadership — . . .


Mourning in America
Joan Swirsky
January 22, 2011

Our entire country, indeed the world, mourns the victims of the savage attack in Tucson that left six dead, including an esteemed federal judge and beautiful . . .


Is Barack Obama in bed -- so to speak -- with Julian Assange?
Joan Swirsky
December 16, 2010

The fanatical hard Left — those communists, socialists, and radicals currently in power — view anything that is bad for our country — massive . . .


Obama won't run...his work is done
Joan Swirsky
November 20, 2010

The drivel the media are blathering about Obama's 2012 race for reelection is absolute baloney! All those talking heads and print (so-called) journalists should . . .


America the Beautiful -- redux
Joan Swirsky
November 6, 2010

I say redux, brought back, because two years ago, on November 7, 2008, after the barely one-term Democrat Illinois Senator Barack Obama had, ahem, "won" the . . .


The midterm elections and the Communist Manifesto
Joan Swirsky
September 13, 2010

When it comes to celebrating the anticipated shellacking that Democrats will take in the midterms with Republicans possibly even capturing both the House and . . .


The Obama disaster machine: unfortunate coincidences or malevolently premeditated?
Joan Swirsky
June 23, 2010

Is it only me, or do the multiple disasters that have struck both well before and ever since the disastrous election of Barack Obama seem fishy to you? I won . . .


Obama birth certificate issue more urgent than ever
Joan Swirsky
March 28, 2010

Now that the regime currently occupying the White House has bribed, threatened, intimidated, bullied, manipulated, and cut unconstitutional and illegal deals . . .


Obama-drooling media create their very own lame duck
Joan Swirsky
January 22, 2010

That's right, and it wasn't only Katie Couric. For the past two years, when Obama was in campaign mode and after his Acorn- and foreign-money-fueled election, . . .


Brown victory signals second American revolution
Joan Swirsky
January 18, 2010

When Scott Brown gallops to victory tomorrow, capturing the Massachusetts senate seat made absent by Sen. Ted Kennedy's death, it will signal a definitive . . .


Who is behind quashing the birth certificate issue?
Joan Swirsky
August 26, 2009

Back in October of 2008, when the subject of Obama's constitutional eligibility to be president of the United States was just a blip on the radar screen of . . .


Obama lied -- the economy died
Joan Swirsky
July 25, 2009

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery." Winston . . .


"Domestic terrorists" gear up for July 4th tea parties
Joan Swirsky
July 1, 2009

On April 15, over a million people who had already smelled the contaminated coffee of the Obama regime's galloping socialism-cum communism-cum totalitarianism . . .


Something terrible has happened to Michael
Joan Swirsky
May 26, 2009

Imagine that you've learned in your local newspaper and on TV that a serial murderer is stalking and killing people in your community. Anxious and concerned for . . .


Obama's Jewish problem
Joan Swirsky
May 18, 2009

In times past, coalminers working in the depths of the earth took along caged canaries. As long as the canaries warbled, the miners knew they were safe from . . .


The president who hates his country
Joan Swirsky
May 3, 2009

In the last century, the impassioned words and actions of patriots like Winston Churchill along with America's heroic help and sacrifice saved Europe. The . . .


Obama didn't know nuthin' of the Tea Parties -- but the rest of the world did!
Joan Swirsky
April 21, 2009

An amazing thing happened on Wednesday, April 15th, Tax Day, when nearly a million people took hours off from their workdays many sacrificing pay cuts and . . .


Obama's incurable nausea
Joan Swirsky
April 13, 2009

In the panoply of human ailments, few compare to chronic nausea, the overwhelmingly sickening feeling that you're going to throw up at any minute. So revolting . . .


Obama's poison ivy
Joan Swirsky
March 27, 2009

After only two months of the Obama presidency, Americans are horrified, angry, depressed, and on the verge of full-scale revolt against the president and his . . .


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