Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
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While it's widely accepted that the midterm elections were largely a referendum on the war in Iraq, it's far from clear what impact the new Democratic-lead Congress will have on policy in the Middle East. Joe Sestak (D-District 7) -- recruited to run for office based on his national-security credentials -- is among newly elected lawmakers who want Congress to...
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Democrats did not enjoy the same kind of stunning victory in Harrisburg that their fellow party members had on Capitol Hill, but they did make substantial gains and may still have a chance of claiming a narrow majority in one chamber. All told, the Democrats shaved down what had been a 109 to 94 GOP advantage to what will either...
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Toward the end of his life, Benjamin Franklin was once asked what exactly the framers of the Constitution had given to their new nation. His answer: "A republic, if you can keep it." According to nationally syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, the United States and its military gave the Iraqi people the framework for a democratic republic. Yet it looks as...
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Ryan Teitman
For graphic novelist Joann Sfar, family is the central inspiration for his work. In describing one of the characters, a musician, from his latest book Klezmer: Tales of the Wild East , he took a marker and with a few brisk strokes sketched the image on a nearby white board. With square-rimmed glasses and a thin face, the man he...
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Ryan Teitman
In the main storage room at the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, volunteer Carole LeFaivre-Rochester walked past shelves filled with black-bound tomes -- every issue of the Jewish Exponent since its first publication nearly 120 years ago. She walked past countless records gathered and saved from local hospitals and businesses, then stopped and reached into a box to retrieve a faded...
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