Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775
By:
Leonard Fein
Generally, I find the all-too-common fundraising slogan "now more than ever" offensive. Yet I'm not alone in thinking next week's vote in significant respects is the most consequential off-year election in memory. Why? Because our nation will be paying the costs of George W. Bush's presidency for generations to come. The sooner we can be done with it, the sooner...
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By:
Steven L. Friedman and Myles H. Tanenbaum
On Nov. 7, the Jewish community in Pennsylvania faces a challenge and a unique opportunity. Some, of course, will reflexively pull the voting lever for a Democratic Party that no longer represents our interests, but many will choose to support candidates for Congress and the U.S. Senate who truly represent interests of the Jewish community. At the core is the...
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By:
Susan Strom
The morning after the 2004 election, I found myself out on my front lawn pulling up signs for Kerry/ Edwards and weeping into the cold, whipping wind. I confess my thoughts went to another mad person on the heath, King Lear. Like this character from the famous Shakesperian tragedy, I felt utterly helpless. And I wondered: What will it take...
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Advocacy Corner
By:
Asaf Romirowsky
In the fall of 1938, Winston Churchill was aghast after Czechoslovakia lost its territorial integrity following the signing of the Munich agreement. Consequently, in a public broadcast Churchill stated: "We ought not to allow ourselves to be drawn into a theoretical antagonism between Nazidom and democracy, but the antagonism is here now. It is this very conflict of spiritual and...
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By:
Efraim Inbar
The major challenges to American diplomacy in the post-Cold War era -- threats to the free flow of oil, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and Islamic terrorism -- originate in the Middle East. With America's invasions of Afghanistan in 2002 and Iraq in 2003, this region has become the focus of the United States' efforts to neutralize radical...
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