Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775

GOP veep pick's speech reignites culture wars and sets liberals' teeth on edge
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Jonathan S. Tobin
One of the most intriguing episodes of American political history, and one with particular resonance for observers of this year's presidential race, took place at the Democratic National Convention in 1896. At that time, the Democrats were split between supporters of the policies of outgoing conservative incumbent President Grover Cleveland and the party's left wing, known to history as the...
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All in Context
I had never heard of Richard Misrach until I ran across several stunning spreads of his muted color photographs in the August issue of Smithsonian magazine. The brief text that accompanied the images was written by Kenneth R. Fletcher and was titled, appropriately, "The Beach," as that is what the photos depict -- people appearing to enjoy themselves on the...
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Free Speech Obviously Extends to Islamists But Not to Their Critics Columnist Clifford D. May writes in www.Townhall.com on Sept. 4 about the drive to restrict free speech about radical Islam: "In Europe, free speech may end with neither a bang nor a whimper -- but with a lawyerly assist. "It was three years ago this month that the Danish...
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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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Media Clippings The world, especially in all of its particulars, continues to evolve rapidly these days. As print journalism struggles for survival in the United States, it seems that, in India, magazines are thriving, and especially lifestyle magazine with high-end design and content. And why shouldn't that be so? It makes perfect sense in our constantly shifting landscape. India's economy...
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