Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Elul 29, 5774
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Douglas M. Bloomfield
Stinging political rhetoric is nothing new, but with the nation facing unprecedented challenges at home and abroad, today's venomous talk is producing dangerous paralysis in Washington. Top Bush advisor Karl Rove's recent accusation that liberals are soft on terrorism was just recycled red baiting; the left's charge that the right is a bunch of intolerant jingoists also echoes decades-old political...
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Still Blaming the Jews? Iraq war protests prompt spurious
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Public-opinion surveys have repeatedly shown that Americans are remarkably ignorant of their own history, let alone anyone else's. So maybe that's why our politicians feel they can get away with the most egregious historical analogies when discussing the issues of the day. Given the unfortunate fact that many Americans may well be laboring under the misapprehension that the Gettysburg Address...
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Eat It Up!
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Bucks, which bills itself as The Art + Culture + Lifestyle Magazine, is an oversized, glossy, picture-book kind of publication that must be giving Philadelphia magazine apoplexy, since it's been getting better each time it appears. The May/June number, christened "The Decadence Issue," is fairly typical of what the magazine is trying to accomplish: living opulently "from Philadelphia to New...
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By:
Leonard Fein
There is an old saw: If you want to get a mule's attention, hit him on the head with a two-by-four. Now try this: Think of the word "gulag" as a two-by-four, and pick your own favorite mule. All the world's press covered the flap that resulted from Amnesty International's use of the word "gulag" to describe the American prison...
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David Kimche
We are all - left and right - entrenched in our views, convinced that we know best what's good for Israel. But what if diehard right-wingers and diehard leftists started listening to each other's arguments? What if sane rightists (not the messianics) and sane leftists (not the Israel-bashers) opened themselves up to the other point of view? We'd all become...
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