Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
By:
Andrew Silow-Carroll
Earlier this year, when Eliot Spitzer still held the title of America's most shameful governor, I urged the Jewish world to develop a universal standard for measuring the damage done to Jews by disgraced fellow Jews -- what your bubby and mine used to call a shande fer de goyim. At the time, I thought we might calculate the shande...
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By:
Michael Freund
With just a month left to go before he leaves office, George W. Bush has decided to pull the trigger and drop a bomb on the Middle East. But instead of targeting Iran's nuclear program or the Syrian regime, the president has inexplicably chosen to detonate a diplomatic device over the heads of all Israelis. In a move that was...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
The man who once had visions of residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. may soon be residing in very different federal housing. Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's ambition, greed and bleepin' vocabulary have made him the latest poster boy for political corruption. If even a fraction of what federal prosecutors allege -- from selling a U.S. Senate seat to shaking down a...
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By:
Lisa Keys
I will admit it: Chanukah is a holiday I've approached with diminishing enthusiasm over the years. I'm not into latkes; I prefer egg rolls. Dreidel games aren't nearly as much fun as Scrabble. And as the holiday approaches, so, too, does our loaded debate: Are we giving gifts this year or what? It wasn't always this way. Growing up in...
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By:
Martin Kramer
Behind the financial crisis was a well-practiced mechanism for concealing risk. The risk was there, and it was constantly growing, but it could be disguised, repackaged and renamed, so that, in the end, it seemed to have disappeared. Much of the debate about foreign policy in the United States is conducted in the same manner: Policymakers and pundits, to get...
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