Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774
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Throughout his presidential run, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has tried -- and, to a large extent, has succeeded -- at casting himself as a "post-racial" candidate, one who appeals to broad swaths of the electorate and defies the normal rules of identity politics. But, over the past week, that effort -- and perhaps even Obama's presidential aspirations -- have...
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In a scenario that seemed unlikely just a few months ago, the Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama race for the Democratic presidential nod now has all the earmarks of becoming the wildest political circus in recent memory. Both campaigns have begun barnstorming across Pennsylvania in anticipation of the state's April 22 primary, which may or may not decide the outcome. As the...
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Just who exactly has the attention of the leading presidential candidates right now when it comes to foreign policy, especially on issues relating to Israel and the Middle East? Who could potentially end up occupying key posts in the next administration? The Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses and the Jan. 8 New Hampshire primary will undoubtedly result in a dwindling list...
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Not long ago, the candidacy of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) was considered to be floundering, while his chief rival was enjoying an aura of near invincibility. However, U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-N.Y.) large lead in New Hampshire -- a key early primary state -- has all but evaporated, while Obama's fortunes have shot up. At this point, Iowa seems...
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When it comes to holiday decor, just what's kosher?
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It's been more than 18 years since the U.S. Supreme Court last examined whether or not decking out government property with Christmas and Chanukah symbols violates the notion of separation of church and state. The 1989 decision in County of Allegheny v. ACLU of Greater Pittsburgh wandered into the murky waters of determining what exactly constitutes a religious symbol. The...
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