Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774

After a long and bitter presidential election campaign, the political cease-fire between the parties has given us not only a respite from harsh rhetoric, but an opportunity to take stock of the state of our democracy. Though those who supported the Republicans are, no doubt, disappointed by the outcome of the vote, there is no question that the election of...
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Given the election results, the end of the Bush administration is an event that's been eagerly anticipated by most of the nation. The lame-duck president is limping out of office with near-record low levels of popularity and a reputation for incompetence that the recent economic tailspin has only made worse. There have been many assessments of every aspect of the...
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Paper Should Reflect Community's Political Bias The poll results reported in your pre-election story about the presidential election (Cover story: "Obama Makes Big Gains With Jewish Voters," Oct. 30) was a breath of fresh air amid all the painful attempts at your newspaper to present "balanced" coverage of the race between Barack Obama and John McCain. I, for one, am...
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By:
Andrew Silow-Carroll
If the exit polls are accurate, it looks like the Republican Jewish realignment will have to wait for yet another election. For months, Barack Obama struggled with Jewish undecideds, and McCain supporters predicted their candidate might win close to 40 percent of Jewish voters. Instead, polls show Obama winning about 78 percent of the Jewish vote, against 22 percent for...
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By:
George D. Hanus
Everyone is familiar with the adage that the only things absolute in life are death and taxes. Even though many high-priced trust and estate lawyers claim that they can eliminate one of those items, the certainty of death has not yet been eliminated. The only other certain thing in life is uncertainty. Religion, belief in God and its accompanying rituals...
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