Monday, November 24, 2014 Kislev 2, 5775

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Ryan Teitman
With the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11 still in the news, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia invited former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Sen. William S. Cohen to answer a question posed in the title of its program, "9/11: Are We More Secure Five Years Later?" His quick response to the question that framed the night's topic was one...
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Hoping to chip away at Democratic Challenger Bob Casey's consistent lead in the polls, U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) has repeatedly touted his ardent opposition to the Iranian regime, arguing that he -- and not his opponent -- has a deep and longstanding commitment to confronting what he labels "Islamic-Fascism." His campaign Web site includes a "Jewish Community Accomplishments" section...
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After U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13) had introduced U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) at a press conference -- one that had everything to do with the campaign to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate, and little to do with Schwartz's own re-election bid -- Lautenberg, perhaps only half-jokingly, said to her that, "We expect you to win comfortably; otherwise,...
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On the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Michael Chertoff, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, attended a commemoration ceremony in Bayonne, N.J. There, officials unveiled a 100-foot-tall monument honoring the victims who died in the World Trade Center in 2001, as well as 1993. Looking over some names on the monument, Chertoff noticed a college classmate; it...
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It happened in 1862, when Abraham Lincoln realized that the Civil War would be more than just a skirmish. It happened again during the Cold War, when Truman saw that defeating the Soviet empire required additional time -- and money. And now, as scholars at the Foreign Policy Research Institute contend, President Bush's war on terror has reached a similar...
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