Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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The Iran issue may be a bit of a wild card in the 2008 presidential primaries, to say nothing of the general election, according to columnist Dick Polman. Will voters ultimately reward tough talk on Iran? Or will it make the majority of the electorate skittish about the prospects of another war, considering how unpopular the conflict in Iraq has...
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney insists that he's no flip-flopper. Back in 1994, Romney ran against U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) as a pro-choice, pro-gay-rights Republican and lost. Fast-forward 13 years: Romney, a Republican presidential hopeful, is an abortion opponent who opposes civil unions, as well as gay marriage. Was the shift one of conviction or convenience? In an Oct...
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A former Knesset member from the left-wing Meretz Party told a Philadelphia audience that Americans who care about Israel should be as concerned with the Jewish state's domestic challenges as they are with its struggle to ensure its security and make peace with its neighbors. "There is a sense that the conflict is the 'be all and end all.' But...
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With all eyes on the race for the White House -- the New Hampshire Democratic primary could actually be moved to as early as December -- it's almost easy to forget that Election Day 2007 is fast approaching, with local parties and candidates campaigning with ferocity. And nowhere are races in the area more intense than in Montgomery County, particularly...
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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) joined the chorus of lawmakers alarmed over Iran in an Oct. 4 speech on the Senate floor. He pushed for economic sanctions and more forceful diplomacy, yet he appears uncomfortable with any talk of a potential military strike. "The key is to use every power, every asset that we have and leave every option on...
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Profile

Bryan Schwartzman has been reporting on the Jewish community of Philadelphia since 2003. After 10 years as a staff writer, he now occasionally freelances for the Exponent. He writes about trends in politics, religion and spirituality, philanthropy and sometimes dabbles in sports and the arts. 
 
He has received numerous awards from the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists, the Jewish American Press Association and other organizations.
 
A native New Yorker, he earned a master’s degree in modern Jewish history and literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is also a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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