Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

Jonathan S. Tobin

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Why Should a Nominee's Religion Be Off-Limits? Jonathan Tobin writes: "The notion put forward by some less-guarded critics that John Roberts' stance as a faithful Catholic ought to be taken into consideration when voting on his nomination was both out of bounds and offensive" (A Matter of Opinion: "Religious Tests and the Court," Oct. 12). He's just plain wrong. Why...
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Strategy on Palestinians a mockery of president's stands on democracy and terror
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In any descent into folly, there is a tipping point. Before that happens, there's a chance to reverse course and avert disaster. But after the crucial moment arrives, failure is inevitable, and the only question is just how badly things will actually turn out. No, I'm not talking about the Bush administration's Iraq policy, its hurricane recovery efforts or the...
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Author and radio talk-show host Dennis Prager writes in the Los Angeles Times ( www.latimes . com) on Oct. 9 that a status symbol in Jewish life is now a huge problem for American Jewry: "American Jewry is experiencing a cognitive dissonance the likes of which it has never known. "Education has a religion-like status in both religious and secular...
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Think-tank scholar Frank J. Gaffney Jr. writes on FrontPageMagazine.com on Sept. 30 about Fox News' Saudi prince: "With surprisingly little media attention, Saudi Arabia has bought a stake in the company that owns what has been, until now, arguably its most visible and influential critic: the Fox News Network. Will this be the end of Fox's 'fair and balanced' coverage...
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Questions about a nominee's beliefs about a Supreme Judge lead to trouble
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One of the oddest things about the recent debates about the qualifications of Supreme Court nominees is the way that some of us have been tiptoeing around a subject that is theoretically off limits. Even though Article VI, Clause 3, of the Constitution of the United States reads that "No religious Test shall ever be required as a qualification to...
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