Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774
Obama's seminal speech on race was a beaut, but does it answer our questions?
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Every time his foes think they've got Sen. Barack Obama in a tight spot, he turns to his strong suit: the ability to communicate complicated subjects in a way that combines high-toned eloquence with a common touch that makes it feel as if he is speaking to every one of his listeners as individuals. When the Democratic Party's presidential front-runner...
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Media Clippings
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Even as newspaper-lovers continue buying their favorite publications each morning and pouring over them during their commutes, the news emanating from the industry is dour indeed. An article in the Feb. 7 New York Times had nothing but bad news from the headline on down (and this was before real recession fears had set in). "Paper Cuts" was the article's...
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
Despite a decade of embarrassments and criticism from the left and right, The New York Times editors remain smugly confident in their wisdom. Consider a recent editorial, "Talk, but No Peace," which followed Israel's efforts to stop heightened violence from Palestinian-ruled Gaza. "There are a few certainties when it comes to the Middle East," the Times began. "One is that...
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Two strange "these-memoirs-are-actually-fiction" cases cropped up within days of one another earlier this month. The first concerns Misha Defonseca's Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years. The other deals with Love and Consequences, which describes gang life in Los Angeles; its author was listed as Margaret B. Jones. Most amazing of all was that the revelations about the latter made...
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Jon Erlbaum
In the fifth-century BCE, the Jews of the Persian Empire were weakening in their commitment to Judaism. To make matters worse, the evil Haman decided he wanted to destroy the entire Jewish people -- all in one bloody day! Consulting the stars, Haman calculated that the month of Adar would be the most favorable time to attempt his all-in-one-day "final...
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