Thursday, May 28, 2015 Sivan 10, 5775

State Rep's Power Stems From Many Sources You buried the lead in your recent article questioning State Rep. Josh Shapiro's effectiveness in the upcoming legislative session (People and Politics: "The Once-Lofty Shapiro; Has He Been Brought Down a Few Pegs?" Nov 26). You chose to needlessly fret over what will become of Shapiro (D-District 153) without the title of deputy...
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The financial crisis has dominated the news in recent months and for good reason. With banks and the auto industry on the brink of collapse, it's difficult for anyone to think about much else. Politicians are pondering possible bailouts and how best to aid those in need while the country watches, waits and worries. Yet, despite the understandable obsession with...
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By:
Rafael Medoff
The recent Time magazine cover depicting Barack Obama as Franklin D. Roosevelt illustrated the widespread expectation that the new president intends to govern in the spirit of the New Deal. This perception has been reinforced by an Obama spokesman's confirmation that the president-elect is reading Jonathan Alter's book about Roosevelt's first hundred days, as well as Jean Edward Smith's biography,...
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By:
Judea Pearl
In the week preceding the Annapolis summit last year, Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erekat proclaimed, "The P.A. would never acknowledge Israel's Jewish identity," to which outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert reacted angrily with: "We won't hold negotiations on our existence as a Jewish state ... . Whoever does not accept this cannot hold any negotiations with me." In other...
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You Can Fool Some Jews Some of the Time ... Benjamin Balint's opinion piece ("Signs of Change Among Saudis Have Meaning All Their Own," Nov. 26) illustrates how easy it is to fool some Jews into mistaking Saudi hostility for a new relationship with the Jews. Is there any scam older than the enemy using the Trojan Horse to fool...
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