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Leonard Cohen

Poet, songwriter, and performer Leonard Cohen was born on this date in Montreal in 1934. He is an inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, as well as the American Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. His best-known, widely covered songs include “Bird on a Wire,” “Suzanne,” […]

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Why MASA Was Wrong to Cut Our Funding

Photo courtesy of Solidarity of Nations – Achvat Amim by Oriel Eisner   ABOUT A MONTH AGO, extreme right-wing organization Ad Kan, a group notorious for infiltrating left-wing and human rights organizations like B’Tselem and smearing them, published an erroneous and misleading report about a 5-month volunteer program based in Jerusalem called Solidarity of Nations — Achvat […]

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OpEdge: Trump’s Stand-Up Shtik

THE JOKE IS ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE by Marc Jampole   AT FIRST LISTEN, Donald Trump’s speaking style when he eschews the teleprompter seems chaotically free form, as if he had tossed a few dozen tweets and sound bites into one of his “Make America Great Again” caps and picked a few out, one at a […]

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Clancy Sigal’s 20th-Century Road Trip

by Marty Roth   “He was a romantic man, Clancy. The Left was then romantic, heroic, monitored by the ghosts of heroes and heroines.” —Doris Lessing THE ROLLER COASTER that was Clancy Sigal’s life and career has shut down, the lights turned off. What is still worth savoring? Although he was celebrated as a legendary figure […]

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