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Trump Gets Schlonged
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John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri
Trump Gets Schlonged
John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri
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Huuuuge Loser
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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Huuuuge Loser
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
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editorial
Obama's regret
In his final State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama reminded the country that optimism and hope are the tried-and-true American responses to hard times and to demagogues. Alth...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balance of rights
In announcing executive action to reduce gun violence across the nation last week, President Barack Obama called for balancing Second Amendment gun rights with other liberties. As he did so, he rec...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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No reason to spy
One of the many surprising revelations made by Edward Snowden in 2013 was that the National Security Agency was tapping the phone conversations of world leaders, most famously German Chancellor Ang...
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take Iran’s provocations seriously
In reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran last summer, the United States knew that it was not dealing with a friendly country. It was clear that Iran is governed by a revolutionary, hegemonic regim...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Progress in the absence of peace
In an op-ed in The Washington Post last week, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin outlined a kinder, gentler right-wing approach to the Palestinians living under Israeli control that would focus on imp...
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran’s effort to build a bomb
Throughout its negotiations over an agreement to restrict its nuclear development program in exchange for economic sanctions relief, Iran insisted that its historic nuclear activities were for peac...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why are we still competing? We are in this together
Big news this past week. A new collaborative umbrella organization for Jewish Day Schools has been created that will bring five existing organizations together under one united banner. This new ent...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eating out Jewishly ... and celebrating life itself
Last week, after Shabbat ended, my wife and I went out with friends to eat in a downtown Jerusalem restaurant. I didn’t regard it as a particularly patriotic act. It didn’t even occur to me that so...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Compassion, it seems, has its limits even in Sweden.
European liberal left blames victims, leaves Europe in decay Recent incidents highlighted the dangerously failed European left-wing politics that has draped itself in the false cloak of morality an...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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My son is majoring in musical theater
It is winter, which means my high school senior is in the thick of the college application process. Like the hundreds of thousands of other American mothers in my shoes, most conversations I find m...
Jan 27, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A day school umbrella
On many levels, Jewish day schools are flourishing in the United States. Notwithstanding our nation’s many good public school systems, high-quality private school opportunities and a history of int...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The true spirit of what it means to be an American
 This letter is in response to Morton A. Klein’s Dec. 24 Chronicle Opinion piece, “Don’t endanger Americans by bringing in Syrian Muslims.” Klein is national president of the Zionist Organization o...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The anti-Israel trend you’ve never heard of
If you want to understand why the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement gained so much ground in the past two years, look no further than intersectionality, the study of related systems ...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mission synopsis
Nov 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: Pittsburgh native David Eisner, while on a family trip to Israel last week, took time to join a short mission of American Jewish leaders to the war zone. What follows are excerpts f...
Permission to support Israel without measure
by Gary Rosenblatt
Nov 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Sitting in my home last weekend and reading about the trauma the people of Israel have endured under rocket attack in recent days, I never felt closer to Israel — or further away. I was ...
Who won?
Nov 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
So who gets to claim victory in the just-completed conflict between Israel and Hamas? Well, obviously Israel and Palestinian leaders are each saying they won — Israel because it stopped — for now —...
What if there were no Jewish newspapers?
by Gary Rosenblatt
Nov 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — I received a call several weeks ago from a Jewish community leader in another city asking for my thoughts on a growing problem in his community: The local, independent Jewish newspaper i...
A rabbinic response to the Pittsburgh Zoo tragedy
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Columnist
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Our 7-year old, reached for the paper I had turned upside down on the counter.  Before I could stop him, he read the headline. “I didn’t want you to see that,” I said. He was silent.  He understood...
What Obama’s re-election means for U.S. foreign policy
by Joel Rubin
Nov 14, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama will be in the White House until January 2017.  His re-election and the political space it creates for him now allow him to advance his foreign policy priorities with c...
A new term, a new trip
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama supports Israel; take it to the bank. That said, this administration made mistakes in its first term in its treatment of Israel, which led to a deficit of trust between the two coun...
If Maimonides ran a presidential campaign: Civility, politics and Jews
by Rabbi Scott Aaron, Guest Columnist
Nov 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Let’s start by stating the obvious: Politics is a nasty business. Anyone who runs for office today has to be willing to endure not only “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” as Hamlet the w...
Easing travel restrictions from Cuba may not be all good for Jews
by Stanley Cohen, Guest Columnist
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
For the first time since the Cold War, It has been proposed by the Cuban government to give its citizens the freedom to leave the country without government permission. The question is, how would t...
Making college more affordable means higher education reform
by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, Guest Columnist
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Is higher education only for the privileged? Over the last few decades, between rising tuition costs, the ongoing economic determinism in admissions, and the impossibility of ...