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OpEdge: Carson’s Alternative Reality

by Marc Jampole EVERY DAY we’re learning more about the fantasy world that presidential candidate Ben Carson inhabits. Carson believes in a curious hodgepodge of fantasies, discredited myths, false ideas, and inaccuracies, all of which he seems to have determined a priori, that is, before he considered any evidence outside his own longings or those […]

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O My America: Carson and Netanyahu

Comments about Their Comments by Lawrence Bush I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed. I’m telling you there is a reason these dictatorial people take guns first.” —Ben Carson on CNN   WHEN THE BIALYSTOK Ghetto uprising began on […]

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OpEdge: Gun Control Is the Issue

We’ll All Feel Good about Pulling Down the Confederate Flag, But It’s Not the Issue by Marc Jampole DON’T GET ME WRONG, I have been opposed to the flying of the Confederate flag for decades. I immediately become physically revulsed when I see the blue X with white stars across a field of red — […]

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OpEdge: Judging from the Polls…

Our Country and Constitution are in Big Trouble by Marc Jampole RECENT POLLS PAINT an unappetizing portrait of the United States and its citizens. If you believe these polls, we have a violent, gun-toting, intolerant, and racist society ruled by lies. These polls are very disappointing for progressive Americans, as majorities or large pluralities support […]

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December 17: The Youngest Victim at Sandy Hook

Six-year-old Noah Samuel Pozner, one of twenty young children and six staff members killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School rampage in Newtown, Connecticut (and the only Jew among the slain), was buried on this date in 2012. Noah was shot multiple times in his first-grade class by 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who ultimately killed himself. […]

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What Is the Biggest Cause of the Drop in Crime Rates?

by Marc Jampole The latest statistics demonstrate that New York City’s Draconian stop-and-frisk policy has not been the cause for a precipitous drop in the rate of violent crime in the five boroughs. Even after NYC’s finest curtailed stop-and-frisk without cause, crime rates continued to plummet. I’ve been meaning for some time to analyze why […]

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January 25: Gabrielle Giffords Resigns

Arizona’s first Jewish Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, resigned from Congress on this date in 2012, one year and two weeks after she was shot in the head by Jared Loughner, a schizophrenic who killed six people during his rampage. Giffords was in her third term as a so-called “Blue Dog Democrat.” Like nearly all Arizona politicians, […]

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