Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Politics

Marshall Breger: U.S. Citizenship: Priceless or Merely Convenient?

21:17 31 March in 2012 May/June, Issues, Opinion, Politics, Topics, U.S. Politics
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By Marshall Breger In 2011, Sen. Joseph Lieberman suggested that U.S. nationals, “homegrown” or otherwise, be stripped of their citizenship if they are “engaging in or purposefully and materially supporting hostilities against the United States.” More recently, in Israel, right-wing Knesset members pushed for legislation taking...

An Iranian-Israeli Love-In?

14:49 30 March in Politics
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by Kelley Kidd Recently, Facebook has been bombarding me. Not with its usual memes and Spotify updates, but with a slew of politically oriented statuses and photos. This is usually fairly inevitable, but lately it's transcended the typical circle of acquaintances who regularly post items from...

The AIPAC/J Street Color War

12:28 27 March in Politics, Religion
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by Charles Kopel A new spring ritual has taken form for American Jews concerned with Israel activism. The AIPAC Policy Conference, a mainstay in the American Zionist establishment for 53 years, is attracting larger and larger groups of delegates to Washington, DC each year. These delegates...

Murder is the Message

11:21 26 March in Politics, topics
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By Martin Berman-Gorvine It started before the bodies were even cold, long before they could be returned to the earth. There was barely time for seven-year-old Miriam Monsonego, Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, his five-year-old son Arieh and his four-year-old son Gabriel to be pronounced dead when the...

Marc Maron: Recovering Messiah

10:24 15 March in Politics
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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="175" caption="Courtesy of Marc Maron"][/caption] In 2009, Marc Maron was a down-on-his-luck comedian, a man who'd survived alcohol and drug addiction, two divorces and resentment over his friends' successes in the comedy world. Then, his career was resurrected with a little help from...