Joan Swirsky

Joan Swirsky is an award winning author and journalist. Her work can be found at

Most Recent Articles by Joan Swirsky:

The Trump Card

Jun 21, 2015 — Joan Swirsky

A sure-fire way of assessing the threat that leftists feel toward any challenge to their nonsensical narratives and preposterous policies is to measure the long knives and “important” people they drag out to slam the competition.

Whether it’s the leftwing JournoList cabal of 400 so-called journalists and academics who in 2007 colluded to launch relentless character assassinations against every person who challenged Barack Obama about anything, or the obsessive sexist attacks and slander leveled in 2008 against Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, or, more dramatically, the strange death of Obama critic Andrew Breitbart, the bleeding-heart left has zero tolerance for opposing opinions and those who express them.

Looking for Answers to the Autism Epidemic in All the Wrong Places

Apr 2, 2014 — Joan Swirsky

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 medical and school records from 11 states, the CDC found that autism has more than doubled since the new century began only 14 years ago. Today the condition affects one out of 68 children—five times as many boys as girls. Alarmingly, there was a 30 percent climb in its incidence between 2008 and 2010.

The Kindness of Strangers

Jan 15, 2013 — Joan Swirsky

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, as police tape cordoned off every means of egress to protect all the shivering residents of our block from the massive trees that had blown over like toothpicks and the downed wires that were strewn all over the place like spaghetti gone wild.

Jews and Obama—Pride and Prejudice

Sep 29, 2012 — Joan Swirsky

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 over Europe were being savagely, grotesquely, sadistically murdered by Hitler, aided and gleefully abetted by the Muslim Brotherhood…sound familiar?, and that—worse to them—their hero FDR knew about Hitler’s slaughtering rampage but failed to take a moment from puffing tobacco through his pretentious cigarette holder to save them, they went into a period of sustained mourning.

Paul “Lincolnesque” Ryan

Aug 11, 2012 — Joan Swirsky

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 president. The portrait was of a wizened Lincoln, stately but prematurely aged—no doubt from the great toll the Civil War had taken on him and his knowledge of what lay ahead, including the Executive Order he issued on January 1, 1863—the epic and country-changing Emancipation Proclamation—which freed the slaves in the 10 states that were then in active rebellion. As we know, Lincoln was assassinated in April 1865 and slavery was subsequently made illegal everywhere in the U.S. by the Thirteenth Amendment, which took effect in December of that year.

Bad Mommy

May 10, 2012 — Joan Swirsky

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, according to Obama mouthpiece, Hilary Rosen, because, after all, caring for our infant son, taking care of our home, and supporting the efforts of my equally hard-working husband, Steve, was—ala Rosen’s characterization of worthy activity—the very definition of sloth.

Obama—The Most Happy Fella’

Sep 12, 2011 — Joan Swirsky

Over the past almost-three years, I’ve had to laugh—in contempt—when the so-called intelligentsia have shaken their collective heads in bewilderment and seeming incomprehension as they’ve watched Obama and his essentially Communist regime plunge our nation into:

Obama’s Malignant Obsession with Jews and Israel

May 24, 2011 — Joan Swirsky

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 personal and political failures onto a tiny people which by their mere existence highlight the glaring deficiencies that exist in their adversaries. Like a deadly systemic infection, be it viral or bacterial, Jew hatred comes in many strains.

The Itch That’s Destroying America

Mar 11, 2011 — Joan Swirsky

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—itching! Oh, you can get rid of the itching with an over-the-counter medication or go to the doctor for something stronger. But people with chronic itching conditions inevitably start to believe in Hell and that itching is among the worst punishments on earth.

Guts & Gonads Make Rudy the Only Choice in 2012

Mar 1, 2011 — Joan Swirsky

If you visit any online or neighborhood bookstore, you will see dozens of books about leadership, all of them—except Rudy Giuliani’s Leadership—written by corporate or policy wonks who wrote their treatises based more on high-falutin’ theory than on “real life” experience.

Mourning in America

Jan 22, 2011 — Joan Swirsky

imageOur 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 nine-year-old Christina Taylor Green; 14 seriously wounded; and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life after a bullet from the gun of her crazed killer and apparent stalker Jared Loughner entered and then exited her brain.

While millions of words have been written about this unspeakable tragedy, I write here of another mourning, specifically the agony of the left at having irrevocably lost the American public, and with that loss their grandiose ambitions of turning our Democratic Republic into a Communist stronghold.

Is Barack Obama In Bed—so to speak—With Julian Assange?

Dec 15, 2010 — Joan Swirsky

The fanatical hard Left—those communists, socialists, and radicals currently in power—view anything that is bad for our country—massive Intelligence leaks, disastrous oil spills, escalating unemployment, chaos on our borders, military setbacks, et al—as a thundering success. To them, anything that undermines the United States brings them closer to their Grand Plan of toppling Big Bad America and transforming it into the kind of totalitarian Banana Republic they never tire of glamorizing.

Obama Won’t Run…His Work Is Done

Nov 19, 2010 — Joan Swirsky

imageThe 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 be ashamed of themselves for prattling on about this unserious subject while studiously avoiding the urgent issues that threaten the very life of our country.

These are issues that a maniacal Nancy Pelosi, as House Minority Leader in the lame-duck session, is intent on cramming down the already-gagging throats of American voters who loathe her fetish with Marxism so much that on November 2 they decisively returned the House she had appropriated back to We the People. As columnist Ralph R. Reiland writes, it was “...the greatest defeat for a newly elected president in a midterm since…1922.”

America the Beautiful—Redux

Nov 4, 2010 — Joan Swirsky

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 presidency against Arizona’s Senator John McCain—with the generous help of the multi-indicted-and today-in-bankruptcy specialists in election fraud, ACORN, and nearly a billion dollars of donations, much of it from illegal or even jihad sources and other still-unreported-but-suspect foreign sources.-

The Midterm Elections and the Communist Manifesto

Sep 13, 2010 — Joan Swirsky

imageWhen it comes to celebrating the anticipated shellacking that Democrats will take in the midterms—possibly even capturing both the House and the Senate—I’m not as sanguine, indeed giddy, as are the pundits, pollsters, and media gurus who clearly trust that today’s politics are the same as they were in pre-2009, pre-totalitarian America.

Back then, we had simple under-the-table deals, payoffs, graft, and widespread voter fraud, all undertaken with a wink and a nod by politicians and the public alike.

Obama-Drooling Media Create Their Very Own Lame Duck

Jan 22, 2010 — Joan Swirsky

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, the entire leftwing media debased what once passed for legitimate journalism.  With absolute consistency, they:

Brown Victory Would Signal Second American Revolution

Jan 18, 2010 — Joan Swirsky

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 referendum against all things Obama – his onerous and discriminatory “healthcare” bill (which an overwhelming majority of Americans fear and loathe), his failing economy, his escalating unemployment rate, his out-of-control spending, his accumulating federal debt, and, in far broader terms, his socialist-cum-communist regime, including those self-described Marxists and Maoists czars who are trying to whiplash our country into Castro territory.

Who Is Behind Quashing the Birth Certificate Issue?

Aug 25, 2009 — Joan Swirsky

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 public awareness, I wrote an article about how easy it was to find my then -92-year-old mother’s birth certificate.

Obama Lied—The Economy Died

Jul 24, 2009 — Joan Swirsky

image“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill.

As President Clinton’s campaign mouthpiece James Carville put it so succinctly in the 1990s, “It’s the economy, stupid!” It was true then, it is true now. People may be temporarily seduced by intriguing figures and rosy promises but, bottom line, they still have to support their families and pay their bills. When the novelty of this or that politician has worn off and his or her pie-in-the-sky promises prove just so many hollow words, reality sets in.

“Domestic Terrorists” Gear Up For July 4th Tea Parties

Jun 30, 2009 — Joan Swirsky

imageOn April 15, over a million people—who had already smelled the contaminated coffee of the Obama regime’s galloping socialism-cum-communism-cum totalitarianism—attended thousands of Tea Parties across the country. Since then, the Tea Party movement has grown exponentially, with hundreds more taking place on a regular basis and attended by Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians, et. al.