Thursday, November 15, 2018

Politics

We, the (Arab) People

14:24 20 July in Latest, Politics
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By Aarian Marshall Like many people my age, I watched the Arab Spring on CNN, from my university’s Student Campus Center. Sometimes, someone would change the channel—March Madness was on, and basketball involves a crowd of people screaming plus the satisfaction of a conclusion in 90...

A Declaration of Ignorance

15:01 19 July in Politics
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By Steven Philp Republican or Democrat, American Jews inherit a history of progressiveness concerning issues of race and religion. Yet a pledge released by the conservative organization Family Leader, expounding racism and religious intolerance uncharacteristic of our community, includes an unexpected Jewish stamp of approval. The...

Glenn Beck’s Wet Hot Israeli Summer

14:07 18 July in Politics
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By Adina Rosenthal Glenn Beck is making quite a splash in the Jewish state this summer. This August, Beck will host “Restoring Courage,” a three-part event that Beck’s website describes as “an opportunity to demonstrate to the world that Israel does not stand alone.” The first...

That’s one way to win the Jewish Vote

14:00 14 July in Politics
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Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann may have been hoping to endear herself to the Jewish crowd by saying President Obama has "chutzpah."  The fact that it came out "choot-spa" may not help her quite so much. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_mWlXvKnq8&feature=player_embedded]...

That's one way to win the Jewish Vote

14:00 14 July in Politics
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Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann may have been hoping to endear herself to the Jewish crowd by saying President Obama has "chutzpah."  The fact that it came out "choot-spa" may not help her quite so much. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_mWlXvKnq8&feature=player_embedded]...

A Shakeup in District 9

13:27 13 July in Politics
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by Theodore Samets In Monday’s Huffington Post, Ed Koch, the former Democratic mayor of New York City, and an outspoken supporter of Israel, did something scandalous: He advocated that his former constituents in Brooklyn and Queens elect a Republican in the special congressional election taking place...

United (Nations) We Fall

16:53 12 July in Politics
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By Adina Rosenthal [caption id="" align="alignright" width="252" caption="Richard Falk was criticized for posting this cartoon on his blog."][/caption] Anthony Weiner may have proved that social media can reveal the naked truth, but a far more stark reality has emerged from the personal blog of the United Nations...

Dueling Loyalties?

15:30 08 July in Culture, Politics
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by Theodore Samets Among the many back-and-forths between current American, Israeli, and Palestinian leaders is the demand that Palestinians recognize Israel not only as a nation but specifically as a “Jewish state.” Yesterday on Time’s Global Spin blog, Tony Karon, a Jewish but notoriously anti-Israel commentator, asks:...

Join Us for Happy Hour!

10:57 07 July in Politics
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DC is in the throes of its typical midsummer heat--Metro trains are sticky and airless, office workers are sweating through their rolled-up shirtsleeves, and the roads to Delaware and Maryland's beaches have come to a hair-pulling crawl. So leave the crowded Metro and the endless drives...