Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

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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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Lawyer Considers Congressional Run Television reality-star Raj Bhakta may face some competition in his quest to dethrone U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13) from her first term in the House. If some Montgomery County Republican committeemen get their way, Russian American attorney Marina Kats will soon declare her candidacy for Schwartz's seat. But according to Kats, who immigrated to the...
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Burt Siegel
Burt Siegel Many who have no idea who the 18th-century British parliamentarian and essayist Edmund Burke was are probably familiar with his observation that all that is needed for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing. As the toll of murdered Darfurians in the nation of Sudan rises each day, I can't help think that the world...
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Dan Pattir
The phenomenon of demonizing Israel and the Jews through cartoons in the Arab press is neither new nor recent. It has been part and parcel of its mode of editorial conduct since the establishment of the Jewish state more than 57 years ago. Indeed, reviewing many Arabic-language publications over the years, one cannot escape the conclusion that caricatures have always...
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onathan Tobin's column on Dr. Khalil Shikaki (A Matter of Opinion: "Do Terror Ties Really Matter?" Feb. 2) gives McCarthyism a bad name. Regardless of what Tobin would lead readers to believe, the accusations against Shikaki come from the Zionist Organization of America - a member in good standing of the extreme right-wing in the American Jewish world - not...
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