Saturday, October 1, 2016 Elul 28, 5776
Why Would You Publish Ads Attacking Obama? I've noticed a recent rash of full-page ads purchased by the Republican Jewish Coalition claiming that Sen. Barack Obama's position on Israel is "dangerous, reckless, wrong, weak and naive." I am not sure which appalls me more: that the ads (likening Obama to Patrick Buchanan) so flagrantly twist the truth -- or that...
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A Woman for President, Yes; but Not This Woman Jonathan Tobin extol's Sara Palin's Republican Convention speech and makes a strong comparison between it and the historic "Cross of Gold" speech by William Jennings Bryan, ending his piece by saying "it is possible that we have just been introduced to the woman who may become our first female president" (A...
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Obama's Strong Support for Israel Made Clear As an American Jew, I have been surprised by my community's reluctance to support Barack Obama. Last month, I was offered the opportunity to attend the Democratic National Convention in Denver as part of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee's non-partisan delegation (Cover story: "With Agendas Set, Conventions Should Be Major Schmoozefests," Aug...
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No Mistaking Candidate's Stand on Abortion Rights Your subhead, "She Backs Abortion," which appeared on page 20 in the article on Sarah Palin's nomination as the Republican candidate for vice president (Cover story: "Palin File: Thin on Community Connection," Sept. 4) was extremely misleading. Gov. Palin opposes abortion even in cases of rape or incest. Her views are extreme and...
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More U.S. 'Engagement' in Peace Process Needed The Democratic Party is to be applauded for officially supporting more "engagement" on the part of the United States in Middle East diplomacy (A Matter of Opinion: "Misleading Platform Platitudes," Aug. 21). One of the chief failures of the disastrous reign of President George W. Bush has been his failure to pick up...
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