Quick Takes: On Jerusalem, Trump Plays to His Base . . .

WHILE THREATENING PEACE AND UNDERMINING ZIONISM by Ralph Seliger   THE PRESIDENT’S DECISION to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is a typical Trump move, pleasing his strongest supporters while doing nothing concretely positive. He’s winning kudos from Evangelical Christians and hard-right Zionists, including, most importantly, Sheldon Adelson, who backed his presidential campaign to the tune […]

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“Islamo-Fascism” in Miniature

by Lawrence Bush Discussed in this essay: The Way of the Strangers, Encounters with the Islamic State, by Graeme Wood. Random House, 2017, indexed, 317 pages. IN JANUARY 2003, when I stood wearing a sign that said, “Freezing My Ass Off for Peace” amid hundreds of thousands of protestors against George W. Bush’s imminent invasion […]

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O My America: Bernie and the Christian Right

by Lawrence Bush NOW COMPLETING my semi-annual journey into the South to visit my daughter in South Carolina, I yesterday came upon this article in the Columbia Free Times, under the headline, “Should Christians Support Bernie Sanders?” Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders ventured into territory less likely to welcome his liberal message on September 14: […]

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