Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775
Rather than simply watching the situation in the Middle East slide from bad to worse, it appears that both Israel and the United States are prepared to do something about it. The only question that remains is whether their plan to oust the recently elected Hamas terrorists is viable. The strategy Israel and the United States appear to be employing...
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News reports the day after President Bush unveiled his $2.77 trillion proposed federal budget last week centered on the fact that it called for more spending on security and less on domestic programs. The plan’s emphasis on preserving tax cuts and devoting more money to defense while limiting the growth in Medicare spending set off the usual partisan sparring between...
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The other day while driving to my office, I passed by The Philadelphia Inquirer and viewed a familiar sight: demonstrators protesting the publication of what they saw as an offensive cartoon in the newspaper. Many groups in this city have taken their turn waving signs in front of the Knight-Ridder bastion on North Broad Street. In the not-so-distant-past, some of...
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Hate Goes Way Beyond the Limits of Free Speech Concerning “Anti-Semitic Material Pops Up in City, Suburbs” (City & Suburb, Jan. 26), my appreciation goes out to the Jewish Exponent for covering something that otherwise might have gone unnoticed. I’m one of those residents who found such anti-Jewish hate literature on my front lawn. The impact on my shalom bayit...
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Reinventing History
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Ever since the investigative Web site, Smoking Gun, "outed" James Frey for embellishing his best-selling memoir A Million Little Pieces, every pundit and critic in the country, it seems, has seen fit to weigh in on the subject. I didn't think there could be any more to say until I read Michiko Kakutani's critic's notebook piece in the Jan. 17...
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