Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774

By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
While Sen. John McCain was using the first presidential debate with Sen. Barack Obama to threaten to veto any legislation crossing his desk containing earmarks if he's elected president, his colleagues on Capitol Hill, in both parties and both chambers, were putting the final touches on a $630-billion spending bill that included 2,321 separate earmarks worth $6.6 billion. It was...
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Why Would You Publish Ads Attacking Obama? I've noticed a recent rash of full-page ads purchased by the Republican Jewish Coalition claiming that Sen. Barack Obama's position on Israel is "dangerous, reckless, wrong, weak and naive." I am not sure which appalls me more: that the ads (likening Obama to Patrick Buchanan) so flagrantly twist the truth -- or that...
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By:
Abraham H. Foxman
The political campaign season is now in high gear. While much of the media's focus has been on handicapping the candidates and their chances in November, we would like to call attention to one less-publicized aspect of the U.S. political scene in 2008, which we find troubling. This year, there have been increasing signs that the presidential race will present...
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By:
Douglas Bloomfield
Lawyers have an old saying: "If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts. If you have the law on your side, pound the law. If you have neither, pound the table." Jewish Republicans must have little faith in Sen. John McCain's version of the facts, because they are pounding the table with both fists and their reputation...
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Can a New Mayor Help 'Save' Jerusalem From Itself? Columnist Shmuel Rosner writes in www.slate.com on Sept. 24 about the upcoming election for mayor of Jerusalem: "Overused, overquoted, and overanalyzed, Yehuda Amichai's poem 'Mayor' has become a familiar cliché in Israel: 'It's sad,/To be the Mayor of Jerusalem./It is terrible,/How can any man be the mayor of a city like...
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